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KAMBIZ SHARIF was born in 1978 in Tabriz, Iran. During his teenage years, Sharif developed an interest in art, taking pictures and drawing sketches and using different materials, clay, wood, etc. to make models. From 1992 to 1996 he attended the Mirak Arts School in Tabriz, earning his Art Diploma. After graduation Sharif moved to Tehran where he opened a studio and began working in sculpture full-time, using form to express his thoughts and feelings. Sharif opened his own sculptural school in 2001 with classes in clay, wood, stone, and in bronze casting. Sharif migrated to Vancouver Canada just over two years ago and has started a new life, opening a studio in Vancouver where he continues his sculptural practice. His abstract works utilize intricate conceptual ideas and draw their inspiration from the broader social world as well as everyday life and timeless concepts of beauty. During his years as a practicing artist, he has received many awards and recognitions, including the first place prize in the Third Tehran Sculpture Biennial in 2002, a diploma in Arts from the Ministry of Arts and Culture in 2003, and the Diploma of Courageous Ideas in Art from the Fourth Tehran Sculpture Biennial in 2004. Sharif is a member of the Institute for the Promotion of Visual Arts in Iran, a member of the Society of Iranian Sculptors in Tehran, Iran, and a member of the International Sculptors Center. His works have been shown both in solo and group exhibitions in Iran as well as in galleries internationally

AWARDS

  • First Place Winner in the Third Tehran Sculpture Biennial, 2003
  • Recipient of the Fourth Tehran Sculpture Biennial Diploma of Honor, 2005
  • Award of recognition for Art and Cultural Activities, Ministry of Art and Culture, 2005 • Certificate of Achievement from Association of Iranian Sculptors (A. I. S.), 2005
  • Certificate of Achievement from Association of Iranian Sculptors (A. I. S.), 2006
  • Certificate of Achievement from national festival, Visual Art of Resistance, 2008
  • Certificate of Achievement from First International sculpture festival, 2009 COLLECTIONS
  • DavisMuseum, Boston, USA

CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF SCULPTURES (OUTDOOR)

  • Goiter, ElahiyehGardenArt Museum, 2007, Tehran, Iran
  • God’s Eye, Iranian Artist’s Forum, 2005, IranshahrPark, Tehran, Iran
  • The Wheel of Time, Vahdat Hall’s open space, 2004, Tehran, Iran
  • Growth, The Iranian Embassy’s open space, 2003, Paris, France

SYMPOSIUM

  • 2007 Sculpture Symposium, ElahiyehGardenArt Museum, Tehran, Iran
  • 2006 Sculpture Symposium, BaranArtGallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2006 Sculpture Symposium, JamshidiyehPark, Tehran, Iran

SOLO EXHIBITION

  • 2012 Neekoo Foundation, Vancouver, BC. Canada
  • 2011 MaahArtGallery, Tehra,, Iran
  • 2007 AssarArtGallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2004 Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
  • 2003 SaintDouzeArtGallery, Paris, France
  • 2002 SeyhounArtGallery, Tehran-Iran
  • 2002 1 To 83 Minus 7, Installation, Molavi Hall, Tehran, Iran
  • 2002 1 To 83 Minus 7, Installation, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
  • 2015 Leila Heller Gallery, Art Dubai, UAE
  • 2015 Leila Heller Gallery, Pop Sculpture, New York, US
  • 2014 Meshkati Fine Art, Art14, London, UK
  • 2013 The Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
  • 2012 ElliottLouisGallery, Vancouver, BC. Canada
  • 2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, US
  • 2011 Abra Gallery, Westlake Village, US
  • 2011 International Art Expo New York, US
  • 2011 ElliottLouisGallery, Vancouver, BC. Canada
  • 2010 MahArtGallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2010 GolestanArtGallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2009 First International sculpture Festival, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Iran •2009 The Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008 Art Expo, Iranian Artists’ Forum, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008 Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran