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Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies major/ Drawing and Painting minor

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BiographyParastoo Mahmoudi is a Canadian-Iranian visual artist currently living in Toronto, CA. She started practicing her primary drawing skills in 1996. She studied the human body's anatomy and portraits by drawing and sculpting life models and experimenting with different mediums and techniques. Mahmoudi's work is in collections worldwide, including Tehran, Dubai, and Toronto. She has experience teaching adults in groups from 2016 to 2019 in Toronto. Parastoo has been in Life-Studies major and Drawing & Painting minor at OCAD University since September 2018. Currently, she is working on immersive installations, performances, drawings and paintings to explore the relationship between those life experiences and how I became who I am.
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies
Major In progress, 2022
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Drawing & Painting
Minor In progress, 2022
Canadian College of Educators, Mississauga, CA
Teacher of English as Second Language, TESL Diploma
Minor Completed, 2014
Azad University, Babol, Iran
Higher Diploma degree of Laboratory Sciences
Minor Completed, 1996

Encaustic painting Oil and acrylic painting Installation Drawing figure Painting and drawing portraiture Silverpoint drawing Gestural drawing Performance

2022, Proximities, Life studies thesis show, group
Gallery 1313, Toronto, CA
2021, Gatherings 202, group
Virtual Exhibition
2021, Looking Out While Looking In, group
Virtual Exhibition, Collaborative Project (COIL) between OCAD U and SUNY Geneseo
2021, COVID Responsive Art, solo
Student Hub OCAD University, Toronto, CA
2020, My Identity
Feminist Art Festival, OCAD University, Toronto, CA
2020, PathoGEN/Error, group
Virtual Exhibition, Covid 19 Responsive Art
2020, My Identity
Canadian Women's Foundation, Sheraton Hotel, Toronto, CA
2019, Self portrait
Ada Slaight gallery at OCAD University, Toronto, CA
2018, Drown in Characters, solo
Unwind Art studio, Richmond Hill, CA
2017, Drown in Characters, solo
Public Library, East York, Toronto, CA
2016, Live Painting Performance
Opera House, Toronto, CA
2014, My Ladies, group
Opera House, Toronto, CA
2011, Faces, solo
Courtyard Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2005, Figures, group
Arta Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2004, Chair Collection, solo
Baran Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2022, Nominated for BMO 1st ART
Faculty of Art at OCAD