Homeira Mortazavi

Mortazavi’s visual narratives give voice to a feminist worldview. Her figurative art deals with issues of self-identity, belonging, women’s experience and the relation between human and nature, focusing on women and flowers in particular. In her painting, the female body does not represent the subject of desire, much less a sexual object, rather it constitutes an instrument of liberation, a means of resistance, and a redoubt against the commodification of women. Mortazavi has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada, the United States, France and Argentina. She currently lives and works in Montreal, where she also teaches painting and drawing to adults. “I am intrigued by the beauty of the human form and nature, both truthful as they are in their nakedness and I translate that into my art”



+1 514- 938 8066 | mhomeira@gmail.com

Education – Études et formations

2002              MAed, Concordia University - Master of Art Education, Montreal, Canada.
1994               BFA Studio Art, Concordia University - Bachelor of fine Arts, Montreal, Canada.

Painting Exhibitions – Expositions de peinture

2021              Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, USA, International Biennial Portrait competition, Apr 29- June 26
2021              33 Contemporary, Chicago, USA, The Portrait, Oct15- Nov 15, Group show
2021              33 Contemporary, Chicago, USA, Curves, Sept 5- Oct 1st, Group show
2021              33 Contemporary, Chicago, USA, International Women’s Day Postcard Pop Up Show, March 8- 15, virtual exhibition via Artsy,
2020             33 Contemporary, Chicago, USA, The Art of The Nude, virtual exhibition, Group show
2020             Brota Residencia, Émerveillement/Wonder/ Preguntarse, Virtual exhibition

2020              33 Contemporary, Chicago, USA, Shelter, June 15-Dec 31, Group show
2020              33 Contemporary, Chicago, USA, Looking up Looking forward, virtual exhibition via Artsy
2020              Galeria Adriana Budich, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Woman’s day group show
2020              Brota Residensia & Canadian Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Eco Nexus, solo
2020              33 Contemporary, Chicago, light correlations, Feb3-29, Group show
2019               Musée Beaulne, Coaticook, Canada, Symbiose retrouvée, Solo
2019               Artothèque, Pointe-Claire, Canada, Group show
2018               Georges Laoun, Montreal, Canada, Printemps Floral, Solo
2018               Galerie Mekic, Montreal, Canada, Group show
2017               Galerie de la Ville,  Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada, Lattices and Interstices, Group show
2017               La Maison Verte, Marnay-sur-Seine, France, Correspondance
2017               Nowruzland Library, Montreal, Canada, De l’âme nue
2017               Galerie Le 1040, Montreal, Canada, Femme entre ciels et terres, Group show
2016               Centre d’Art E.K. Voland, Montreal, Canada, Feminine Insight, Duo show
2016              Gallery at Victoria Hall, Westmount, Canada, Flowers
2015              Gallery Seyhoun, Los Angeles, USA, Two Views, One Essence, Duo show
2014              Gallery at Victoria Hall, Westmount, Canada, Art Westmount, Group show
2013              Gallery Lamoureux Ritzenhoff, Montreal, Canada, Ode to Sacred Feminine, Group show
2013              RendezVous Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada, Wings of Color
2011              RendezVous Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada, New Beginnings
2010              Festival d’art de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, FIMA
2009             Gallery at Victoria Hall, Westmount, Canada, A New Beginning
2008             Expo Art Montréal, Place Bonaventure, Montreal, Canada
2008             Symposium de peinture de la Mauricie, Centre des Arts de Shawinigan, Shawinigan, Canada
2007             MESA Symposium, Palais des Congrès, Montréal, Canada
2006             Gallery at Victoria Hall, Westmount, Canada, Inside Out
1996              Musée des religions du monde, Nicolet, Canada, O NOM D’ALAH, Group show

Residencies – Résidence

2020             Brota Art Residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017              Pays’Art Art Residency, Marney-sur-Seine, France.

Awards – Prix

1999             Recipient of The Stanley Mills Prize, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Trainings – Formations

2016              Grand Central Atelier, New York, USA: Intensive workshop in portrait painting;
2015              Atelier Bruno Capolongo, Toronto, Canada: Intensive workshop in Encaustic painting;
2013              Moulin de Perrot, Academy of Fine Arts, Paris, France: Workshop in Abstract Painting (with Peter Casagrande) and Painting with palette knife (with Jean-Michel Cavalli);
2008-09      École de Joaillerie de Montréal, Montreal, Canada: Design and fabrication of jewelry;
2003-05       Atelier Ijubomir Ivankovic, Montreal, Canada: the old masters technique in oil;
2002             Mosaica, Montreal, Canada: Attended a workshop on Mosaic art
2000             Dawson Collage, Montreal, Canada: Photoshop;
1997              Two workshop seminars with John D. Munro, Montreal, Canada: Encaustic Painting;


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