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10/11/10

EXHIBITION IN LONDON: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian's recent works

October 15 - November 12, 2010
Rosa Issa Projects
269 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6NA
Tel: +44 (0)20 7602 7700
info@roseissa.com
www.roseissa.com

Multi-media artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian was born in Qazvin, Iran in 1923, spent many years in America, and returned to live and work in Tehran in 2000.

She studied at the Fine Arts College at Tehran University (1944-46), Parsons School of Design, New York (1946-49) and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (1948-51).

She worked for ten years as a commercial artist and designer in New York, and then returned to Iran in 1957, when she discovered the art of geometrical mirror mosaics. Her reputation peaked in the 1970s, with major exhibitions in Paris and New York. After the Islamic revolution of 1979 she took refuge in New York, working on commissions, drawings, collages and models. Her return to Iran in 2000 represents her rebirth as an artist.

Her recent solo shows include "Geometry of Hope", at the Leighton House Museum, London (2008) and "Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Mirror Mosaics" at the Victoria and Albert Museum (2007).


A NEW SPRING
MIRROR MOSAIC AND REVERSE GLASS PAINTING
122X93 CM, 2008

Recent group shows include "Diwan East West", Venice Biennale (2009); "Die Macht dest Ornaments", Belvedere Museum, Vienna (2008-9); and "Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian", Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland (2008).


EIGHT
MIRROR MOSAIC AND REVERSE GLASS PAINTING
DIAMETER 95 CM, 2008

Monir's work is in several public collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia; and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Niyavaran Palace & Cultural Centre and Saadabad Museum, all in Iran. Private collectors include Jack Kaplan; Denise Rene; David Rockefeller; Louis Auchinchloss; and the Chase Manhattan Bank, School of Law at Columbia University and Grey Art Gallery, all in New York.


REFLECTION FIVE
MIRROR MOSAIC AND REVERSE GLASS PAINTING
150X150 CM, 2010

Publications include "Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Mosaic of Mirrors" by Rose Issa, with a foreword by Frank Stella (Nazar Research and Cultural Institute, 2006); "Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Heartaches", edited and with an introduction by Rose Issa (Nazar Research and Cultural Institute, 2007, 18.95) [link]; and "Iranian Contemporary Art" by Rose Issa, Ruyin Pakbaz and Daryush Shayegan (Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2001, 19.95).

PAST EXHIBITIONS:
"GEOMETRY OF HOPE" (2008)
"REFLETS D'ORIENT" (2007)

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