Morteza Khakshoor

Morteza Khakshoor (b. 1984 Iran) currently lives and works in Southern California. He moved to the US in 2010 to continue his education in Fine Arts. He received his BFA from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2015 and completed his MFA at The Ohio State University in 2018. He has been exhibiting his work nationally and internationally since 2011. Solo exhibitions include ‘Forty-One Drawings and Prints’, University Art Gallery, California State University (2018) and; ‘What Has Become Of Your Strength’, George Mason Atrium Gallery, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (2016). Group Exhibition include, ‘Humoral Theory’, (3-Person Exhibition), BEERS London, UK (2020); ‘Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair’, London, UK; ‘Art on Paper Fair’, The Tunnel, NY (2019) and; 2018 Edition Artists Book Fair (E/AB), New York, NY.  

 

He is the recipient of many awards, including The Inaugural Emerging Artist Award given at the Editions/Artists’ Book Fair (E/AB) in 2018. His works are in several private and public collections, most notably The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice in New York City.

 

Education

 

2015-18 / MFA, Ohio State University (OSU), Columbus, OH / Printmaking

2011-15 / BFA, Cum Laude, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT / Sculpture

2010-11 / Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC), Cincinnati, OH / Sculpture

2002-04 / Tehran University College of Fine Arts, Tehran / Industrial Design/Sculpture

Selected Exhibition Record

2022 / Solo Exhibition (forthcoming), Wilder Gallery in collaboration with Mothflower,     London, UK

2022 / Group Exhibition, Character, Mothflower, mothflower.com (online)

2022 / Group ExhibitionPaper, BEERS LONDON, London, UK

           Group ExhibitionSlow Songs, Quappi Projects, Louisville, KY

2021 / Group ExhibitionStrange Paradigm, Young Space Views, Online

2020 / 3 Person ExhibitionMorteza Khakshoor, Jerry Kowalsky, Moley Talhaoui: Humoral Theory, BEERS London, UK

            Group ExhibitionWoolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2020, London, UK

            Group ExhibitionIntaglio Online Exhibition, Megalo Print Studio, Kingston, Australia

            Group Exhibition2020 Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition, William Paterson University, Wyne, NJ 

                 (Juried by Ruth Lingen)

2019 / Group Exhibition, Art on Paper Fair 2019, The Tunnel, New York, NY

            Group ExhibitionDelphian X Guts, The Factory, London, UK

            Group ExhibitionOpen Door 15, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN    
            Group Exhibition, 37th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL

2018 / Solo ExhibitionForty-one Drawings and Prints 2016-18, California State University Art Gallery, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA  (catalogue)

            Group Exhibition2018 Edition Artists Book Fair (E/AB), New York, NY       

            Group ExhibitionMultilayered: New Prints 2018/Summer, International Print Center, New York, NY (catalogue)                                  

            Group Exhibition2018 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI (catalogue)           

            Group ExhibitionOn Paper Contest, Spike Print Studio, Bristol, UK

            Group ExhibitionOne: Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit, Cleve Carney Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL

            Group Exhibition2018 Art From the Heartland Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center, IN

            Group Exhibition26th Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition, Urban Arts Space, Columbus, OH

2017 / Group Exhibition3rd Annual Hand Pulled Prints Exhibition, Site: Brooklyn, New York, NY

            Group ExhibitionBelow the Surface: Intaglio Exhibition, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, Cleveland, OH

                 (catalogue)

2016 / Solo ExhibitionWhat Has Become of Your Strength, George Mason University Atrium Gallery, Fairfax, VA (catalogue, curated by Helen Frederick)

2015 / Group Exhibition58th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Arts, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY (curated by Hrag Vartanian)

            Group ExhibitionChautauqua School of Art Annual student Exhibition, Foler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY

Selected Awards/Fellowships/Scholarships

2019 / Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
            Artist in Residence Fellowship, Emmanuel College Residency Program, Boston, MA

2018 / The Inaugural Emerging Artist Award, 2018 Edition/Artists’ Book Fair (E/AB Fair), New York, NY

            Juror's Award, 2018 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI

            State Foundation on Culture and the Arts recognition Award, 2018 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition, University of Hawaii, 

                 Hilo, HI

            Best in Show Award, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

            Artist in residence, International Print Center New York (IPCNY), New York, NY

2017 / Fergus Scholarship Award, Columbus, OH

2015-16 / University Fellowship, OSU, Columbus, OH

2015 / Distinction in Printmaking and Sculpture, LACFA, Old Lyme, CT

            Stephen & Lynne Wardlaw Prize for Excellence in Sculpture, LACFA, Old Lyme, CT

            VACI Partners Award, Second Prize at the 58th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Arts, Chautauqua, NY

2013 / The Roger T. Williams Prize, 2nd Prize at the Annual Figure Modeling Competition, National Sculpture Society (NSS), New York      

2011-15 / Chandler Scholarship, LACFA, Old Lyme, CT

2011 / First Year Excellence Award, AAC, Cincinnati, OH

2011-12 / National Sculpture Society Scholarship, New York, NY

Artist Residencies

2020 / In Cahoots Residency, Petaluma, CA 

            Tamarind Institute's Student Collaboration Residency, Albuquerque, NM 

2019 / Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT
            Emmanuel College Residency, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

2018 / International Print Center New York Artist in Residence, New York, NY
2015 / Chautauqua Institution Summer Residency Program, Chautauqua, NY
2014 / Chautauqua Institution Summer Residency Program, Chautauqua, NY

Public Collections

            Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, New York, NY

            University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI

Visiting Artist Lectures

2019 / Invited Artist Talk, Department of Art, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

2018 / Invited Artist Talk, University Art Gallery, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA

            Invited Artist Talk, Studio Art Department, Denison University, Granville, OH

            Lecture/Presentation, Introduction to Perspective, Invited Guest Lecture, Beginning Drawing, Department of Art, OSU

2017 / Lecture/Presentation, Introduction to Still-Life, Invited Guest Lecture, Introduction to Painting, Department of Art, OSU

                       

Collaborative Projects

2018 / The Salt City Dozen 2018 Portfolio, Juried Portfolio Exchange, Syracuse University Printmaking Program, Syracuse, NY

2017 / The Big Ten Print Exchange, 10 Selected MFA Candidates from 10 printmaking programs in the US, Portfolio of 17,  Providence, RI

2016 / MAPC 2016 - Conference Print Exchange, Portfolio of 13, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

2014 / Body of Christ, Portfolio of 47, Corpus Christi, TX