About Mohammad Barrangi


Renowned Illustrator, Artist and Athlete

Mohammad Barrangi is an illustrator and print-maker. Originally from Iran, currently he lives and works in London.

Barrangi’s artworks combine elements of Persian calligraphy, storytelling and touches of humour. Using a unique creative process with handmade traditional calligraphy pens and a 

blend of mark making styles, Barrangi creates small pieces that are often expanded into large scale murals. This transformation is achieved through an exploration of laser photocopying, collagraph and collage. Fusing these elements in one process, the artist creates works that encompass a range of disparate visual motifs, each holding separate connotations of specific eras or cultures, but creating a unique cross-cultural style in combination. This otherworldly body of work is often inspired by ancient Persian scholars as well as the Persian Epic ‘The Conference of the Birds’ by Attar of Nishapur.

Barrangi regularly exhibits in the UK and internationally, and his work has been featured in multiple publications, festivals, and prizes. These include Muestra del IV Premi International, Tragaluz; Pressing Matters; Shape Open 2018: Collective Influence; Illustrate 2018, Portugal; Art TSUM, Kiev; Ratata Festival, Macerata; The 6th International Tokyo Mini-Print Triennial; Bologna Illustrators Exhibition 2018; Story Museum, Oxford; and Hafez Gallery in Saudi Arabia 2019. As of  June 2019, two of Barrangi’s works have been acquired by the British Museum for their permanent collection.


Awards and Prizes

Recipient of Honorary Diploma, 5th Tallinn Illustrations Triennial, Estonia, 2017

First prize, Tragaluz IV international Award, Colombia 2017

Honorary Diploma from Image of the Book contest (fiction section), Russia, 2017

First prize, Illustration, COW International Design Festival, Ukraine, 2015

First Prize, Belgrade Illustration Festival, Serbia, 2009

Exhibitions and Events:


Permanent collection of Islamic and Modern Middle Eastern Art at the British Museum.



Eastern Bird workshop, Wakefield Cathedral, UK

Interview with Pressing Matters magazines, UK

Human Rights EDU group exhibition of UNESCO, Italy

Who Are We? Workshop and Commission, Tate Modern, UK

Solo Exhibition, Wakefield Cathedral, UK

The Kingdom of the Rose, homage to the female figure, France

Invited to Peace Exhibition from reunification of North and South Korea and Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial, Japan

Fourth International Illustration Exhibition, Colombia

Love International Exhibition, the Art TSUM, Kiev

Finalist, Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy

Collective Influence: Shape Exhibition, London

Illustrate 2018, Portugal


Common Ground, curated by Juan DelGado for Platforma Festival, Vane Gallery, UK

Selected cover album design, Art Think publisher, Italy

Finalist of Third Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators’ competition, China

Finalist of the Bridgeman Studio Award, England

Finalist of the Hirosaki Apple Design Award, Tokyo

Invited to the Dokdo`s peace poster exhibition, Korea

The Migration Post Card Project, Bratislava

The Pattern Design of Paper Festival- Korea, China and Italy

International Arsenal Book Festival, Kiev, Ukraine

Tutor of the workshop, Islamic Azad University of Lahijan, Iran

Tutor of the workshop of “I will tell you from the East”, for Post-graduate students, Islamic Azad University of Ramsar

Invited for one day workshop by United Nations for Disabled artists in Syria

THAT`S A MOLE! Illustration Festival, Italy

Nami Concours International Picture Book Festival, Korea


Accepted in Golden Pinwheel Festival, China

Accepted in the Bio-Art contest, South Korea

Accepted in Turkey Printmaking Festival

Accepted in Sharjah Dubai Printmaking Festival

Accepted in 3th Nami illustration Festival

Participation in Alice Illustrations Always Time for Tea, European Tour from 2015 to 2017


International Festivals:

Accepted in Fadjr Film Festival of fourth period in 2012 and in 2016

Accepted in Student yearbook (the Semat publisher)

Several Group Exhibitions in Aria Gallery From 2012 to 2016

Illustration Group Exhibition in Mehrva Gallery, 2016

Illustration Group Exhibition in Koochebagh Gallery, 2016

Printmaking Exhibition in Chav Gallery, 2012

Illustration Group Exhibition in Ou Gallery, 2011

Illustration Group Exhibition in Farzad Gallery, 2016

Painting Group Exhibition in Niyavaran Hall from 2013 to 2015

Solo exhibition, Children’s Museum of Estonia, 2016-2017

Group illustration exhibition with Viive Noor, Finland, 2017



Bachelor Degree in Graphics, Islamic Azad University of Tonekabon




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