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About Mobina Nouri


B. Esfahan, Iran.

Mobina Nouri lives and works in San Francisco, USA.

Nouri received her BA in Stage Design and MA in Product Design from Tehran Art University, Iran and her PhD in Creativity Science from City University London, UK.

Mobina Nouri is a cross-disciplinary artist whose practice reflects her personal history as a female immigrant who left Iran to live in the UK and later in the US. Working across a variety of media, the artist mines her country’s tradition of storytelling, often turning to Persia’s hand-drawn calligraphy techniques, philosophies and mysticism to contemplate and reconsider the complexities which she bares witness to in the contemporary moment.

Explorations of the body, the self, gender, and unity are central to her practice which she approaches through a reimagining of linguistic and social schemas. Through the construction of densely detailed visual narratives Nouri dismantles traditional value systems and foregrounds tensions in gender relations. Her art is often produced in collaboration with internationally celebrated poets and photographers.


2016 Creativity Science, PhD, City University London

2008 Product Design, MA by Research and Dissertation, Tehran Art University 

2007 Teaching Fellow Design in Art University of Esfahan

2005 Stage Design (Theatre), BA, Tehran Art University


Intuitive Art Master Class and Creative Processes, City University London, UK 


2020 Poetic Abstraction, Madrigal Gallery, Sausalito, San Francisco, USA

2019 Timeless Themes of the Persian Perspective, Dominican University of California, San

Rafael, USA

2019 Insouciant, 239 Brannan St, San Francisco, USA

2019 Her Banned Voice, Brava Theatre, San Francisco, USA (Collaboration with Vocalist, Dina Zarif)

2019 Textures and Patterns, SF Women Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2018 Mystical Words, Guy Regal Gallery, New York, USA

2019 ArtSpan Auction, SOMArt, San Francisco, USA

2018 Synesthesia, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, USA (Collaboration with Piano Master Mauro Fortissimo and Peter Shaw)

2018 Art and Design Collaboration, THE SPACE by ADVOCARTSY, Los Angeles, USA 

2018 Body and Art, SOMArt, San Francisco, USA

2018 Symphony of Body, Poetry and Dance, Central Stage, San Francisco, USA (Collaboration with Musician, Narges Jajarmi)

2018 Have You Heard Us Yet? ​in Congruence with the “#M​eT​oo” and “#​TimesUp” Movements, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, USA (Collaboration with San Francisco-based Poet, Claire J. Baker)

2018 The Only Truth is Music, Mauro Fortissimo Studio, Half Moon Bay, USA (Collaboration with Musician, M’Gilvry Allen ) 

2017 The Mystery of Words and Lines, Live Worm gallery, San Francisco, USA 

2016 Orangery and Poems, Hay Hill, London, UK


2020 Juror’s Choice, Special Mentions, Mozaik Future Art Awards 

2020 Juror’s Choice, Art Saves Humanity Competition Including Jerry Saltz, Marine Tanguy, Christine Cuan and Poppy Simpson

2019 Juror’s choice, SF Women Artists, San Francisco, USA

2013 Creativity Awards, Emotional Design, Krakow, Poland

2011 PhD Scholarship in Creativity Science, City University London, London, UK

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