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SUMMER 2017 — Personal Mythology in Painting
Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 10:00 AM – Sat, Aug 5, 2017, 1:00 PM PDT
PERSONAL MYTHOLOGY IN PAINTING
4 sessions >> Saturdays, July 15–August 5
10 am– 1pm | Studio 115 | $185
No prerequisite. This course welcomes all levels.
In this class, you will explore your own set of personal and cultural narratives that contribute to your image-making mythology. Themes and assignments will focus on ritual, dreams, and imagination. Brief class lectures and discussions on mythology will frame students’ exploration of the subject as you work to create three painting projects driven by your unique mythological constructions. Individual technical demonstrations will enhance your visual communication.
Soraya Sharghi is an Iranian-born multimedia artist who creates works in diverse media, such as painting and sculpture. Her artistic aim is to collaborate across disciplines while personally reaching for a universal language that creates dialogues spanning different social and political contexts. Sharghi holds a BFA in Painting from Soore Art University in Tehran, Iran and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, CA where she was awarded the MFA Fellowship. Also, she was awarded Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Award in 2015, And Graduate Fellowship Alternate Award from Headlands Center for the Arts, CAC Merit Award and Post Contemporary Artist residency in Upstate New York in 2016. Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts Residency in 2017.Her work has shown in museums and galleries in Iran and the U.S. Korea and China, including MOAH Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, CICA Museum, Today Art Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach, Andrea Schwartz Gallery , SOMArts, Locust Projects, Diego Rivera in the U.S., and Assar and O galleries, Pardis Mellat, Aaran, and Mah Galleries in Iran.
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