I graduated from Medical school in 2004 and I got my MPH degree in 2011 in Iran. Art has been always a strong way to turn my dreams into reality, either on canvas or paper, in a lab, or even for finding a patient’s sours of pain. to make my hard time, tolerable, or to make joyful moment of life, permanent.
Looking back to my childhood spent with my lovely family, I find myself playing cheerfully, going through the surroundings to discover more about the nature. I used to paint like so many other children. I enjoyed painting which at the time I mostly used pencils to draw and color with. My parents are retired high school teachers and perhaps for that reason they were more vigilant when it came to the education of their own children. I been in love with nature and the nature was the main source of inspiring me.
As soon as I started school and learned to read and write, I started to practice and write what I learned in calligraphic script. It was the starting point in my real art history; I discovered something new: It was an application of recently learned Persian lettera and words in creative painting. I also started to compete in schools and by the time I was ready to start college, I had earned many first prizes on the national level.
I continued to paint and do calligraphy separately until I was accepted into Medical School. Since Medical School required a lot of studying, I only did artwork on the holidays. I put on my first exhibition of my work when I was in the second grade on school grounds, which had a positive effect in continuing my work. It was 2004 when I took part in a registered calligraphy examination. To be qualified as a first degree calligraphist; one must pass a 3-step exam that I took successfully.
In 2006 I was chosen to organize an Iranian cultural event in Italy at the Academy of the Fine Arts in Rome. This was my first exhibition outside of Iran and it was here that I understood that I was successful in manifesting my feeling onto paper and it effected my work immensely.
Overseas exhibitions helped elevate my work and I enjoy contact and collaboration with other artists. It helps me to benefit from their insights and experiences. Even though thus far I have considered the medical field as my chosen profession, I have recently decided to pursue art more professionally and if possible more academically. More specifically I would like to study the history of art at a recognized school of art.