Pouya Afshar

Artist Biography

Pouya Afshar is an alumnus of the California Institute of Arts Character Animation department and is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles Graduate Department of Film and Television focusing on Animation and Digital Media. He has exhibited his work as a visual artist throughout the United States and the Middle East, including Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center, Bovard Auditorium at the University of Southern California, Royce Hall at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Monica Art Studios, 18th street Art Center, Craft Contemporary Museum, and numerous galleries and art fairs around the world. Pouya has presented his research at Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Southern California, The School of Museum of Fine Arts Boston, University of California Los Angeles, and Residency Unlimited NY. He is the creator, character designer, and producer of the animated series ‘Rostam in Wonderland’ the co-creator of ‘1PA2PA’ comics, and the creator of ‘TEHRAN’ graphic novel. He is currently an associate professor of art at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Select Artworks

Anis, Edition of 5+3AP, 2019, Digital Print on Eco-Canvas, 22 x 18 in

Zahir-Ol-Doleh, Edition of 5+3AP, 2019, Digital Print on Eco Canvas, 22 x 18 in


Memories Transfigured IV, 2019,  Oil on Canvas, 44 x 44 x 2 in


Memories Transfigured III, 2019, Oil on Canvas, 44 x 44 x 2 in

Featured Exhibitions

Pouya Afshar: A Return To The Flesh

June 23rd - July 16th, 2022

Holiday Hang 2021

December 18th, 2021 – January 8th, 2022


a Solo Exhibition by Pouya Afshar

Summer Art Bash – 2019

Group Exhibition

Art Brief IV

Iranian Contemporary San Francisco - 2018

Art + Design Collaboration

Group Exhibition - 2018


a Solo Exhibition by Pouya Afshar - 2018

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