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Mana Rouholamini
updated: 04/19/2010
website: www.manarouholamini.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Flow detail 1
Flow detail 3
Flow detail 5
Flow detail 6
Flow detail 7
Flow detail 4
I
Toi! Écrire?
De quel droit
River-branch 1
Coming to writing 9–20
Source 1
Source 2
Source 3
Source Karun de haut
 
Portfolio Keywords:  language, narrative, text, memory, mapping
 
 
Flow detail 1 by Mana Rouholamini
Flow detail 1
Ink, wood
2009
38 " x  25 " 
Flow detail 3 by Mana Rouholamini
Flow detail 3
ink, wood
2009
25 " x  38 " 
Flow detail 5 by Mana Rouholamini
Flow detail 5
Ink, wood
2009
25 " x  38 " 
Flow detail 6 by Mana Rouholamini
Flow detail 6
Ink, wood
2009
25 " x  38 " 
Flow detail 7 by Mana Rouholamini
Flow detail 7
Ink, wood
2009
38 " x  25 " 
Flow detail 4 by Mana Rouholamini
Flow detail 4
Ink, wood
2009
38 " x  25 " 
I by Mana Rouholamini
I
ink
2008
35 " x  23 " 
Toi! Écrire? by Mana Rouholamini
Toi! Écrire?
Ink
2008
35 " x  23 " 
De quel droit by Mana Rouholamini
De quel droit
ink
2008
35 " x  23 " 
River-branch 1 by Mana Rouholamini
River-branch 1
Ink
2008
35 " x  23 " 
Coming to writing 9–20  by Mana Rouholamini
Coming to writing 9–20
Ink
2009
38 " x  25 " 
Source 1 by Mana Rouholamini
Source 1
Ink
2009
38 " x  25 " 
Source 2 by Mana Rouholamini
Source 2
Ink
2009
38 " x  25 " 
Source 3 by Mana Rouholamini
Source 3
Ink
2009
38 " x  25 " 
Source Karun de haut by Mana Rouholamini
Source Karun de haut
Ink, gouache
2009
25 " x  38 " 

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

I start with a key word. I draw or write what that word means to me or what it makes me think of and I continue with the chain of thoughts, the words and the drawings. My interest in key words and in words comes from my interest in language and from the interaction of different languages in my mind. Depending on which language I am thinking about for example the word “stone”: English, French or Persian; the images, the connotations and the associations of the same exact word differ from one language to the other. “Stone”, “Pierre” and “Sang” make me think about them differently.

I work on paper. I like the ephemerality of the paper and I would like to see how it would resist to time, to the touch, the steps and to the possible interaction of the viewers. Like language the paper changes with time, gets transformed by the people who have used it or are using it and is not by itself considered precious. It is just ‘there’ like language is, humbly serving us everyday. The drawings are done in black ink; I draw either with a brush, my hands or a wooden stick. The size of the drawings is usually poster size, 24” x 36” or bigger.

Artist Bio / CV

Exhibitions

2010
On water and stone. Sur l’eau et la pierre. âb va sang, Atrium Gallery, Ottawa, January 15-February 17

2009
Bike Rack Art Project, Ottawa, Drawing chosen for Bank Street North Rehabilitation Project.

2006
d.u.m.b.o. art under the bridge festival, Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY, 14 Octobre 2006.

2003
Prints and Artist Books from Québec, Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej, Poland, February 7---–March 23, 2003.

2002
Drawings and prints, Quat’Sous theater , Montréal, November 2002.(solo)
Prints and Artist Books from Québec, Galerie Wildeshausen, Germany, November 8–December 22, 2002.
Prints and Artist Books from Québec, Galerie Studio, Poland, September 2–22, 2002.
Prints and Artist Books from Québec, Gallery Sztuki Wozownia, Turun, Poland, June 21–July 7, 2002.
Wind from East, Maison de la Culture Notre Dame de Grâce, Montréal, March 12–April 14, 2002

2001
Artist book Workshop Exhibition, Library of Laval University, Québec, December 2001.

1999
Thesis Exhibition, IDA Gallery, York University, Toronto, September 1999. (solo)

1996
2° National Biennial of Students in Visual Arts, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts, Iran, August 1996.

1995
Thesis Exhibition: Azad University, Tehran, Iran, May 1995. (solo)

Education

1997–1999
Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, York University, Toronto, Canada

1990–1995
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Communications, Azad University, Tehran, Iran