About me...

About

The idea of my work is to explore the human experience from another point of view. For the most part, figures in my paintings look somewhat rusty and unfamiliar, with a grotesque happiness or excitement on their face as I have a rather satirical look at what I observe in society and in my personal experience with people.

My works are definitely affected by all the adaptations and integrations in all the countries that I have lived in. I had the privilege of living in three socially and culturally different countries and continents. I am a Persian woman from Iran, who has lived in France and now lives in the United States.

The similarities and dissimilarities of human connections in different locations are really fascinating for me and this is certainly reflected in my works.

In recent years, my focus is on both “expressive” and “meditative and detailed art” which is a different way to approach myself and the universe.


For any inquiries please contact me directly at contact@mahsakhazeni.com

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Education / Certifications

2021 Certification: "Invitation to The Tale of Genji: The Foundational Elements of Japanese Culture", Waseda University, Japan (online via edX)

2021 Certification: "Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology", Harvard University, USA (online via edX)

2021 Certification: "Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World", Open University, England (online via FutureLearn)

2006 BA of Painting, Tehran Art University, Iran

Awards / Honors

2007 Honored by Juries of the 5th Tehran Contemporary Sculpture Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran, Iran

2006 First Place Award winner at Karaj Annual Drawing Competition, Karaj, Iran

Exhibitions

2020

"Inner Fragments", Group art show at SCENE Metrospace, Michigan State University, MI, USA


2017

PBR Art show by Ann Arbor Art Center, MI, USA


2016

Portrait”, Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Drawing exhibition “Vite Fait Mal Fait”, Rennes, France


2013

Painting exhibition "ART En CIEL", Argentré-du-Plessis, France


2010

Drawing exhibition ”Le Dessin Observé”, France

Charsoo drawing exhibition Arya Gallery, Tehran


2009

Thursday Group exhibition “Manifest”, Tarrahan Azad Gallery, Tehran

Thursday Group exhibition “Manifest”, Haft Samar Gallery Tehran

Online virtual painting exhibition in “Second life


2008

The Umbrella Studio print making exhibition, Australia

Charsoo Group drawing exhibition, Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran

Installation, Desert Angeles, Moalleman Desert of Iran

Naestved International exhibition of mini prints, Denmark


2007

Mahsa Khazeni & Azarakhsh Askari painting & drawing exhibition, Day Gallery, Tehran

The 5th Tehran contemporary sculpture biennial, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran


2006

Charsoo Group painting exhibition, Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran

The Umbrella Studio print exhibition, Australia

Contemporary print making exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Isfahan

Contemporary print making exhibition, Day Gallery, Tehran


2005

Charsoo Group painting exhibition, Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran

Charsoo Group painting & drawing exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Isfahan

Annual exhibition of art galleries & cultural heritage, Iranian Culture & Heritage Organization, Tehran


2004

Charsoo Group painting exhibition, Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran

The Art University professors & students exhibition, Barg Gallery, Tehran

Group exhibition in the honor of Hossein Ali Zabehi, Shafagh Gallery, Tehran

Collection

2019 Artist book: "Welcome to the World of Madness", Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Membership

Charsoo Painting Group

Thursday Art Group

Charsoo Print Making Group

Activities

2008-2010 Charsoo Painting Group Leader

2010 Curator of Charsoo Group Drawing Exhibition in Arya Gallery

Book Illustration

2008 “Gheseye Toranj Khatoon Dokhtare Narenj Padeshah” by Osaneh Publications, Tehran

2005 “Kata Chitrakala Illustration Festival” Book of the Year, India