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07/26/10

Exhibit in San Francisco: Passion Play by Mokhtar Paki


July 3 - July 30 2010
Paintings and mixed media works

Canessa Gallery
708 Montgomery Street @ Columbus
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: 415.392.1768

Mon-Fri 10am-3pm
Sat 1pm-6pm
or by appointment

About the artist: Mokhtar Paki was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz. Following his architecture studies at Tehran University's Fine Art College, he moved to Europe. He wrote his architecture master's thesis, "Reconstruction Following Disasters", while at Oxford Polytechnic in England. He then studied graphic design and lithography at the College of Art and Craft in Oslo, Norway.

He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works as a visual artist and teacher. His work has been exhibited in Iran, Norway and the United States. His latest bay area shows include the Intersection For The Arts in San Francisco, Oliver Gallery, the WRCR Gallery and the Pro Art Gallery in Oakland as well as the Persian Center in Berkeley. He holds regular shows at his studio in Berkeley as well.

Mokhtar is a writer. His novel "Shamayel-e-Mana" has been published in Sweden and Iran and several of his short stories and articles appear in Iranian anthologies. He is currently working on his second novel. He holds an MA degree in English Creative Writing.

See more works on Mokhtar's website.

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