Mohammad Barrangi

Artist Biography

Mohammad Barrangi was born in Rasht, Iran, in 1988. Now based in the UK, he is both a globally recognized artist and a medal-winning athlete who has represented Iran internationally in the 100m sprint. Born without full mobility in his left arm, Barrangi has developed a unique artistic practice that utilizes his right hand and both feet to create his distinctive works. Blending traditional calligraphy with experimental mark-making techniques, Barrangi combines elements of Persian calligraphy, storytelling, text, and touches of humor to create intimate works on handmade paper that are selectively expanded into large-scale murals.

Barrangi holds a degree in graphic design from the Islamic Azad University of Tonekabon and recently graduated from the Royal Drawing School in London. Barrangi has extensively exhibited his work around the world, winning numerous awards and recognition that has led to the prolific publication of his illustrations in a variety of books. His works have been acquired by the permanent collections of the British Museum, the Royal Family Collection, the National Government Collection in the UK, the San Diego Museum of Art in the USA, as well as the Cluj Napoka Art Museum in Romania.  In addition, LACMA has selected two of Barrangi’s works on paper for their permanent collection.

Select Artworks

Fantasyland #7, 2022
Reverse transfer printmaking on handmade paper
12.75 x 18 in

Iranian-Contemporary-Artist-Mohammad-Barrangi

Untitled, 2017
printmaking on handmade paper
12.5 in x 16.5 in

Tree, 2021
Reverse Transfer Printmaking on raw canvas
85 x 94 in

Fantasyland #8, 2022
Reverse transfer printmaking on handmade paper
19 x 14 in

Featured Exhibitions

Mohammad Barrangi: Dreamscape

September 22nd - November 5th, 2022

Holiday Hang Reception

December 18th, 2021

Once Upon a Time

2021 Group Exhibition

The Conference of the Birds – 2020

a solo exhibition by Mohammad Barrangi

Select Press

2022 Chris Bond, Turning adversity to advantage: Artist Mohammad Barrangi draws on exile, disability and his Iranian heritage, Yorkshire Post

2022 Iranian-born, UK-based artist and former Paralympian Mohammad Barrangi opens new exhibition, ArtDaily

2022 Sofia Cotrona, Mohammad Barrangi’s Fables of Possibility at Edinburgh Printmakers, ArtMag

2022 The Art of Printmaking 3: Mohammad Barrangi and Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, Edinburgh Printmaking

2022 Susan Mansfield, Art Reviews, The Scotsman

2021 Katharine Hay, Paralympian from Iran to have artwork exhibited in Edinburgh, The Independent

2021 Paralympian from Iran to have artwork exhibited in Edinburgh, The National

2021 Phyllis Steven, At Edinburgh Printmakers – solo exhibition by Mohammad Barrangi, The Edinburgh Reporter

2021 Iranian artists honored at Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava, Tehran Times

2021 Mohammad Barrangi: “Anything is Possible” exhibition in Edinburgh, Alethea Magazine

2021 Abbey Maclure, Leeds-based Paralympian born without use of arm to have artwork exhibited in Edinburgh, Yorkshire Evening Post

2021 Student Focus: Mohammad Barrangi, The Royal Drawing School

2020 Karina Miller, Interview with Mohammad Barrangi, Toi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2020 Mohammad Barrangi at the British Museum, The Hand Magazine, Issue 22 

2020 Interview and Book Publishing, University of Zaragoza, Spain

2019 Interview with Mohammad Barrangi, Manoto Plus

2019 Tim Cornwell, British Museum Hosts Mural by Artist and Para-Athlete Mohammad Barrangi, Kayhan Life

2019 Kate Kellaway, Children’s picture book artists tell migrants’ stories through postcards, The Guardian

2019 Mohammad Barrangi: Illustrator, Calligrapher, and Storyteller, Now Then Magazine

2018 Meet Mohammad Barrangi, WDCOS Media

2018 New Side, Series 8 Episode 6 / Interview with Artist Mohammad Barrangi, Manoto TV

2018 Interview with Artist Mohammad Barrangi, Who are we?

2018 Artwork by Mohammad Barrangi, Drawing Academy

2017 The Drawing that came from the East: Interview with Mohammad Barrangi, El Espectador

2017 My Dream | Mohammad Barrangi Fashtami, Art People Gallery

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