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Mahnaz Nezarati is a multidisciplinary artist, based in Toronto Canada. Her recent area of focus is observing, analyzing and defining female identity. As a woman born and raised in Iran who immigrated to Canada in 2014, Nezarati started to look deeper into social and cultural placement of women in her homeland. She references to her own experience and memories as a foundation for her research around diasporic Iran. She questions and investigates many of the cultural facts, expectations, standards and beliefs, which were forced upon her as a female. In her diverse practice of drawing, painting and illustration, Nezarati also experiments with traditional oil-paint on glass animating technique and different forms of installation, which allow her to use a variety of visual languages in communicating her narratives and concepts.
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Drawing and Painting
Major Completed, 2021
Tehran University of Art
Masters of Applied Arts, Handicrafts
Major Completed, 2013
Tehran University of Art
Bachelor of Applied Arts, Handicrafts
Major Completed, 2011

Drawing and Painting Illustration Paint on Glass Animation character Design Concept Art

2020, Festival of The Body, Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University
Toronto, Canada
2020, Beloved Community, 35th Annual Juried Exhibition and Big Art Book issue 7, Scarborough Arts
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
2020, Feminist Art Festival, Presented by Feminist Art Collective, OCAD University
Toronto, Canada
2018, Experiencing Perspectives, art exhibition of OCAD University artists at Mercedes-Benz - Financial Services
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
2008, Annual exhibition of Freelance Illustrators. Afrand Art Gallery.
Tehran, Iran
2007, Top Three Youth of Kharazmi Festival at Laleh Art Gallery
Tehran, Iran
2006, Third Festival of Tentative Arts. Youth Art at Tehran Museum Of Contemporary Art
Tehran, Iran
2005, Freelance Illustrators at Ashian Naghsh va Mehr Art Gallery.
Tehran, Iran
2020, Frist prize winner in Visual Arts
Scarborough Arts 35th Annual Juried Exhibition
2011, Recipient of full honouree scholarship for graduate program: Master of Applied Arts
Tehran Art University, Tehran, Iran
2005, Second place national prize in Visual Arts
7th Kharazmi Youth Festival of ministry of Education, Tehran, Iran
2004, Grand prize, Jury choice certificate, drawing and painting
8th Festival of National schools of Art, Tehran, Iran