Behzad Shishegaran

Behzad Shishegaran

Behzad Shishegaran is an Iranian painter and graphic designer born in 1952 in Tehran, Iran. He graduated from Tehran School of Fine Arts with diploma in painting and later got his Bachelor degree in graphic design from Tehran University of Art. He has created a total of 18 collections of artworks since 1971. He designed numerous political, social and cultural posters and held 15 solo exhibitions. He also participated in more than 120 group exhibitions both in Iran and abroad. His artworks were featured in various Iranian and foreign publications. He designed a number of visual and textual logos and designs for book covers, magazines, as well as Persian fonts and packaging designs. Shishegaran has been teaching drawing, painting and graphic design.

In 1975, he wrote a book called “One Hundred Portraits of Takhti, The Champion”, featuring drawings, paintings and graphic designs. Since 1990, Shishegaran has created a few dozen drawings and paintings of Iranian writers and poets, as well as world-famous figures.Shishegaran was the winner of the 1st Iranian Painting Biennial in 1991 at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. Shishegaran was the member of the board of directors of Painters Association of Iran from 2007 to 2011, and is currently an honorary member of the Painters Association of Iran.
 

Artwork Collections:

  • a collection of portraits (1971 till now )
  • a collection of abstract drawings and paintings (1971 till now)
  • a collection of drawings and paintings in “variation” technique (1972 till now)
  • a collection of political, social and cultural posters (1972 till now)
  • a collection of symbolic and text logos, Persian font designs in magazines, on book covers and packaging (1972 till now)
  • a collection of finger drawings and paintings (1979 till now)
  • 3 different designs of complete Farsi alphabet (1983 – 1986)
  • a collection of portraits of Iranian artists, writers, poets and researchers (1988 till now)
  • a collection of portraits world famous figures (1988 till now)
  • a collection of portraits of the Iranian athlete Gholamreza Takhti (1989-1998)
  • a collection of sculpture-like drawings and paintings (1989 till now)
  • a collection of artworks with traditional Iranian motifs (1996 till now)
  • a collection of Iranian musicians drawings and paintings (1997 till now)
  • a collection of “Flowers and Vases” drawings and paintings (1999 till now)
  • a collection of digital posters (2000 till now)
  •  a collection of miniature-like drawings and paintings depicting faces (2001-2005)
  • a collection of calligraphic paintings (2001 till now)
  • a collection of digital paintings (2001 till now)
  • a collection of architectural drawings paintings (2009 till now)
  • a collection of untitled drawings and paintings[ Solo Exhibitions (2009 till now)
  • Drawing exhibition dedicated to the Iranian athlete Gholamreza Takhti (Noghre Publishing Association (1990)
  • Drawing and painting exhibition (reading and writing) dedicated to the Year of Reading (UNESCO) in Seyhoun Gallery (1991)
  • Exhibition in memory of the victims of the earthquake in Gilan and Zanjan provinces (Rasht city) (1991)
  • Drawing and painting exhibition in “variation” technique “A Glance at People Around Me” (Sabz Gallery) (1994)
  • Drawing and painting exhibition “Cheap” (Private studio) (1997)
  • Drawing and painting exhibition “The Face of Ahmad Shamloo” (Barg Gallery) (2000)
  • Drawing and painting exhibition for the benefit of Bam earthquake victims (Reza Abbasi Museum) (2003)
  • Drawing and painting exhibition of miniature-like faces ,Tarahan Azad Gallery (2005)
  • Painting exhibition “Tehran in Coma” (Seyhoun Gallery) (2010)
  • Exhibition of sculpture-like paintings (Arya Gallery) (2012)
  • Painting exhibition (Arya Gallery) (2013)
Gabbeh

Behzad Shishegaran (b. 1952) Gabbeh

Signed, 2014 Acrylic on canvas

Gabbeh

Behzad Shishegaran (b. 1952) Gabbeh

Signed, 2015 Acrylic on canvas

Gabbeh

Behzad Shishegaran (b. 1952) Gabbeh

Signed, 2015 Acrylic on canvas

Untitled

Behzad Shishegaran (b. 1952) Untitled

Inscriptions Signed, 2016 Acrylic on canvas

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

London Gallery

CAMA Gallery Opening Ceremony

group exhibition, 28 November - 01 January

Iran Hits The London Art Scene

Iran Hits The London Art Scene

CAMA is a brand-new project that’s planning to make a ripple in the London art scene. The gallery’s owners explain to Sophia Akram for The Iranian what visitors can expect.

01 December, 2017