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Aida Izadpanah lives and works in New York City, specializing in large-format mixed media and porcelain painting. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Tehran University (Iran). She was a Teaching Assistant in mixed media at The Art Students League of New York (ASL) from 2012-14. Solo exhibitions include Transcendence (New York City, 2015) and Revelation (Los Angeles, 2013). Recent group shows include States of Being in Abstract (NYC, 2016), Art Brief II: Iranian Contemporary North America (Santa Monica, 2016), ASL Grant Winners Exhibition (NYC, 2016), In The Abstract (Setauket, 2016), the 73rd Annual Exhibition of Audubon Artists(NYC, 2015), Global Perspective (Bridgehampton and Riverdale, 2015), Affordable Art Fair (NYC, 2014), and the 100th Annual Exhibition of the Allied Artists of America (NYC, 2013). Awards include Artist in Residence at Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate College in Arts, Culture, and Humanities (New York, 2017); Fantasy Fountain Fund painting fellowship in Paris, France (2014); cover story in Lines from the League magazine (2014); distinction and exhibition of Revelation 26 by Chief Curator & Director of Collections of the National September 11 Memorial Museum (2013); and the Jeffery Berman Director’s Award in Collage or Mixed Media from Audubon Artists (2012).

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. – Environmental Psychology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York – 2012
  • Artist Summer Institute – Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Creative Capital Development – 2013
  • Mentorship – Painting, Mixed Media – Bruce Dorfman, Art Students League of New York, NYC -2007-2013

SOLO PAINTING EXHIBITIONS 

  • Transcendence, Narthex Gallery, New York, NY, May-July 2015
  • Revelation, Seyhoun Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA, Dec. 2013

GROUP PAINTING EXHIBITIONS

  • 73rd Annual Exhibition of Audubon Artists, Incorporated, Salmagundi Art Club – New York, NY – Oct- Nov. 2015
  • Global Perspective, Elisa Contemporary Art – Bridgehampton and Riverdale, NY- Nov. – Jan. 2015
  • Affordable Art Fair, Elisa Contemporary Art – New York, NY – Apr. 2014
  • Alan for the Arts Auction, Shirin Gallery – 511 West 25th St., Suite 507, New York, NY – June 2014
  • 100th Annual Exhibition of the Allied Artists of America, The National Arts Club- 15 Gramercy ParkSouth, New York, NY – Nov. 2013
  • 71st Annual Exhibition of Audubon Artists, Incorporated, Salmagundi Art Club – Online due to gallery repairs – Oct. – Dec. 2013
  • Manhattan Borough President’s Office Exhibition – 1 Centre Street, 19th Fl., New York, NY – July – Aug. 2013
  • Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery Red Dot Exhibition, Art Students League – 215 West 57th Street, New York, NY – June 2013
  • Gramercy Neighborhood Associates Annual Arts Exhibit, The National Arts Club – 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY – Feb. 2013
  • 99th Annual Exhibition of the Allied Artists of America, The National Arts Club – 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY – Nov. 2012
  • 70th Annual Exhibition of Audubon Artists, Incorporated, Salmagundi Art Club – Online due to gallery repairs – Oct. – Dec. 2012. Award-winner.
  • Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery Annual Exhibition, Art Students League – 215 West 57th St., New York, NY – 2009 -2013
  • Union Square Artists Organization Open Studios 2010 – 32 Union Square East, New York, NY – May 2010
  • 12/12: Arts United for Iran, West Chelsea Building Studio 520 – 526 W. 26th St. New York, NY – Dec. 2009
  • Union Square Artists Organization Open Studios 2009 – 32 Union Square East, New York, NY – Sep. 2009

Distinctions

  • Artist in Residence at Stony Brook University’s Undergraduate College in Arts, Culture, and Humanities (New York, 2017).
  • “Revelation and Transcendence,” cover story of LINES from the League magazine, Fall 2015
  • Fantasy Fountain Fund Scholarship, sponsoring a month of painting in Paris, France, July 2014. Scholarship Winner.
  • Painting Revelation 26, chosen among 1900 submissions by Jan Seidler Ramirez, Chief Curator & Director of Collections of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, for online exhibition by Curate NYC, Nov. 2013
  • The Jeffery Berman Director’s Award in Collage or Mixed Media, Audubon Artists Incorporated, 2012 Annual Exhibition. Recipient.
  • Women’s International Leadership Program, International House, New York City, 2006 – 2007. Scholarship Winner.
  • Art Students League of New York, Allied Artists of America, New York Artists Equity Association. Member.

INSTRUCTION

  • In-Studio Porcelain Painting Instruction, New York City. Private and group classes, all levels. 2009 – present.
  • Art Students League of New York, New York City. Teacher Assistant to Bruce Dorfman, Mixed Media class. 2012 – 2014.
  • The Isabel O’Neil Studio Workshop, New York City. Porcelain Painting Instructor. June 2012.

BOOKS AUTHORED

  • A Humanitarian Rhetoric of Multimedia Representations of War-Affected Children. In Progress, expected 2017. (English).
  • Child, Play and City: Processes, Principles and Criteria for Planning and Design of Children’s Play Spaces. Tehran: Shahrdariha, 2004. (Persian).