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PROFILE:  Parviz Homai, Parviz Art Fashion-NYC


Parviz Homai, Parviz Art Fashion-NYC


Persians made their greatest contributions of art and culture through long and complex historical experiences that spread through many countries, and now its intricacy has reached the USA.


From the Neolithic, Medes, Achaemenian, Abbasid, Ghaznavid, and Seljuk periods Persian influences can be seen in metalwork, pottery, ceramics, calligraphy, jewelry and statue artifacts, architecture, and clothing.


Parviz Art Fashion-NYC holds the key to a chronology of distinct time periods with characteristics developed through centuries of skill that date back to the 5th millennium BC.



In spite of the many trends, flow and copious unrelated stimulus, Parviz Art Fashion-NYC exhibits an unvarying and unmistakable trait that only those born from its homeland are given as a gift at birth.


Such is the influences seen in the artwork of Parviz Art Fashion-NYC, paintings, calligraphy, and other works made by the hands of an artist, Parviz Homai.


Parviz was born in Kermanshah City, Iran in 1958. He got involved in art and started learning calligraphy at the age of 14, with his teachers. Later on, he began studying calligraphy at "Iran Calligraphist Association" in Tehran under the supervision of the great master, Ostad Azim Hadipour, Ostad Gholam-Hossein Amirkhani's student.



After moving to the US in 1978, Parviz has kept his relationship with his master and studying calligraphy with him. Besides, he holds a master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn. But his passion for art could not stop him to study drawing, painting, and fashion at the Student Art League, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Manhattan Graphic Center in New York City for years.


His artworks are proof of his talent and ability of combining his style of Calligraphy, known as "Khat-Naghaashi" or Painting-Calligraphy, with fashion. Parviz is a specialist in the Nasta`liq and Shekasteh calligraphic styles.



From his first art exhibition in 1985, and receiving several Artistic Achievement Awards, he has exhibited his solo and group calligraphy and painting exhibitions throughout the Metropolitan area.


Since 1985, Parviz started printing calligraphy on T-shirt, Jean, bag, and scarf for friends, parties, and special orders in 1985. He loves to quote from great Persian poets such as Ferdousi, Saadi, Hafez, Rumi, Sohrab Sepehri, and other great poets and use designs and patterns that carry a historical or literal message such as Ahura Mazda, words from Darius, the Great and Cyrus, the Great, and other Achaemenian designs.



And now, his calligraphy and artworks on T-shirts, alone, is nothing but a beautiful transformation of colors and characters into a truly distinctive piece of fashion trend not only in his style of Persian calligraphy in Modern Persian, but in Old Persian, Arabic, and his own unique designs and patterns. It is honorable that some famous Persian and Non-Persian artists, singers, academics, and politicians, along with many lovely Persians and Non-Persians, have Parviz Art Fashion-NYC's T-shirts.   


Along with his work, Parviz conducts workshops at schools, colleges, and universities such as Ferdousi School and Princeton University.


Parviz Homai,

Parviz Art Fashion-NYC

(212) 810-0328


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