AZADEH ELMIZADEH

WORKS
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Azadeh Elmizadeh works between painting and collage, exploring the generative potential of indeterminacies that emphasize states-of-becoming while resisting the instinct to arrive at a perfect state of being. She is interested in the consequences of cross-cultural encounters and how it leads to works of art that suspend cultural boundaries by occupying a space in-between. Her work draws on references from Persian miniature painting such as ascending flame-shaped apparitions, centrifugal movement of dancing Dervishes, vignettes, doors and openings as metaphors for liminality and transitional states of being. In her paintings, she utilizes a slow technique of layering translucent glazes of oil paint to create a condition of anticipation and temporal movement essential for capturing the dynamic process of becoming. Accumulation of these layers is similar to a form of collage or assemblage of discontinuous intervals of here and there, now and then represented simultaneously.



Hovering Garden, 2019
Oil on canvas
52 x 70 inches
$4300




Flaming, 2019
Oil on canvas
48 X 56 inches
$3600




If you were water, you would not get wet, 2019
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches
$2500




Untitled, 2020
Oil on linen
11 x 14 inches
$1200




Voyager, 2020
Oil on linen
11 x 14 inches
$1200




Passing through Nâ-Kojâ-Abâd, 2020
Oil on linen
11 x 14 inches 
$1200




Azadeh Elmizadeh
b. Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in Toronto, Canada


Education
2020  MFA,University of Guelph, Canada
2016  BFA, Drawing and Painting, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
2010  BFA, Visual Communication and Graphic Design, University of Tehran, Iran


Solo Exhibition
2020  Subtle Bodies, Franz Kaka, Toronto, Canada


Group Exhibitions
2019  Preface, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, Canada
2019  Cognizance, Birch Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2018  New Energy, Boarding House Gallery, Guelph, Canada
2017  Faraway, So Close,, 26 Art Space, Toronto, Canada
2017  Why the &%#! Do You Paint? All the Colour, Gladstone HotelL, Toronto, Canada
2016  Why the &%#! Do You Paint? Go Figure, Gladstone HotelL, Toronto, Canada
2016  Walnut Studios Career Launcher, Walnut Contemporary, Toronto Canada
2016  Experiencing Perspectives, Mereds Benz, Mississauga, Canada
2016  OCADU 101TH GradeEx, Toronto, Canada
2016  Awenda Inspired, OCADU Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2016  Festival of the Body, OCADU, Toronto, Canada
2016  The Big Draw, OCADU, Toronto, Canada
2015  Experiencing Perspectives, Mereds Benz, Mississauga, Canada
2015  Eat the Menu, Symington House, Toronto, Canada
2014  Figure Show, OCADU, Toronto, Canada
2013  Impromptu, Gallerywest, Toronto, Canada
2010  BFA Final, University of Tehran, Iran


Fairs
2019  Papier, presented by Franz Kaka, Montreal, QC
2017  Art Toronto, OCADU booth, Toronto, Canada


Awards
2019  Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph
2019  Travel, Research and Creation Grant, University of Guelph
2019  Shuebrook Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph
2018  Tony Scherman Graduate Scholarship, University of Guelph
2018  University Graduate Scholarhsip, University of Guelph