MA in Art-Painting
BA in Art- Painting
Studied in Modern Middle East study
Permanent Member of Iranian Painters Association
Mitra Jashni (born ِ 16 December 1976) is an Iranian-Kurdish post-modern artist, a permanent member of Iranian Painters Association. She specializes in the mediums of painting, drawing, and sculpture. She is an art teacher, translator, author and singer of Iranian contemporary music. As of 2018, she had worked as an artist for more than 14 years in Iran, Canada, South America, and Europe.
She was the founder of Visual Art and music institute in Tehran, Mehr Yasht Azal in 2008 and works as director there until she has to leave Iran in 2010. She lived and worked in Ecuador from that time until June 2014 as artists and also art, history and philosophy teacher. She arrived in Netherland on June 4th, 2014 and she held the exhibitions and workshops up in her House Gallery at Baarle-Nassau. ( www.mythragallery.com). From 2015 until now, she is working as an art program coordinator in the National Dutch NGO Vrolijkheid. She is organizing the art project and workshops for the asylum seekers in the refugee centers and the artists who live in the neighborhood. Since 2013 that she organized a first “paint-in” project in Ecuador with Sara Palacios with whom she lived and worked together for 8 months in the same studio she worked and organized some projects that specifically investigate and focus on the cultural integration and its relation with “Immigrant Artist Identity Difficulties”.
She started to speak with this language in her first collection after her immigration “Naturaleza de Amor”. She challenged her old ideological beliefs in lovely dresses. Before in “ Death” ( her final collection in Iran), her viewpoint in her artworks looked more privately and personally. Immigration and relation with new people make special critical points in her works. “Madre” the art project that she created and performed in Ecuador with Sara Palacios –Ecuadorian sculptor- is a manifest from a woman against self-limiting beliefs. Her queens and kings in her later collections started to make a new empire without these limitations. However, as an artist, she said: I have painted my life and I am doing still. Your life is unique and your artwork can be unique if it images your life.
With over fifteen years of experience as artist and art program coordinator in different countries, she found art in all its categories is one the most effective and sincere ways to communicate about one’s own culture and to raise interest and curiosity in host societies about the background of visitors and guests from foreign countries.
Now as an artist and art project manager, also with 4 years art gallery directory in The Netherlands, she is working on a new project and she is organizing to open The first Art Center with the aim of using art as a tool of dialogue on the subject of justice and peace.
2017- Exhibition Tijd voor Tapijten in het Scheip museum in Amsterdam
2017- Exhibtion Tijd voor Tapijten in Podium Muzaik in Amsterdam
2017- Exhibtion Tijd voor Tapijten in BKKC in Tilburg
2017- Individual Painting& Sculpture Exhibition, Municipal Gallery, Nederland
2016- Art in integration, nomads, BKKC, Tilburg, Netherlands
2016- August. The individual exhibition, RASA, Utrecht, Netherlands
2016- June. Group Painting& Sculpture Exhibition, Mesdag Hall, Pulchri Studio Den Haag
2016- May. Individual Exhibition, Arian Art Gallery, Brussels
2016- Group Painting& Sculpture Exhibition, Galerie Arte Soffitta Veghel, Nederland
2015- Group Painting& Sculpture Exhibition, Galerie Kunst vol Leven, Belgium
2015- Group Painting& Sculpture Exhibition, Called Summer Mythra Gallery, Nederland
2015- Individual Painting& Sculpture Exhibition, Municipal Gallery, Nederland
2015- Individual Painting& Sculpture Exhibition, Called Nowruz Mythra Gallery, Nederland
2014-Group Exhibition, Mirada artistas, Plaza Chiquita, Quito, Ecuador
2014- Painting Exhibition, The National Council of Ecuador( Asamblea Nacional Republica del Ecuador ) Realizará Jornada Libertad for International Woman Day- Quito, Ecuador
2013- Group Exhibition, Caroun Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada,
2013- Group Exhibition CAPP (professional artist´s college of Pichincha), Quito, Ecuador
2013- International Painting Festival UIO, Casa de la Cultura, Quito, Ecuador
2013- Mother Project with Ecuadorian sculpture- Sara Palacios- include: video art/ paintings/ sculptures & installation – SARAPA gallery Quito- Ecuador
2013- Project with Ecuadorian sculpture- Sara Palacios- include: video art/ paintings/ sculptures & installation in Centro Cultural Patio de Arupo
2012- Individual workshop- painting in Cienfuegos gallery – Quito Ecuador
2012- Individual painting exhibition in Cienfuegos gallery – Quito Ecuador
2012- Group painting exhibition in Alienza Francesa- Quito Ecuador
2010- Founder of Art & Cultural Institute Mehr Yasht Azal
2010- Group painting exhibition of Feminist Artist Women in Pardis Gallery in Tehran
2009-Group painting exhibition in Iranian Artist´s House
2009- Participation in the painting workshop of Contemporary Art Museum in Tehran in Niavaran Cultural House
2008- the Permanent member of Iranian Painters Society
2008- Member of Contemporary Iranian Artists
2008- Founder of visual art school, Mehr Yasht
2008- Group painting exhibition in Ayeh Art Gallery in Tehran
2008- Solo painting exhibition in Ayeh Art Gallery in Tehran
2008- Group exhibition of the festival of Art & Sport.
2008- The eighth selected artist in Painting Biennale Of Iran.
2007- Group painting workshop in Saba Museum in Tehran.
2007- Group Drawing Exhibition in Zonduzi Museum in Tehran
2006- Group painting exhibition in the Contemporary Art Museum in Isfahan.
2006- Group painting exhibition in Civilizations Dialogue Center in Tehran
2006 –Selected artist in Moghavemat workshop in Imam Ali Museum in Tehran
2006- Th Permanent member of painting workshop of Contemporary Art Museum of Tehran
2006- Individual painting exhibition in Bamdad Art Gallery in Tehran
2002- Painting workshop Soogesabz award
2002- Painting workshop of Bahman Cultural House in Tehran award
2002- Performance Art “Hands” as a performance in Artists´s House of Iran in Tehran
Projects in the Netherlands:
2018. Putting color on the face of the world, The first international painting symposium on the subject of “Artist for interaction and artistic integration” as art director, project manager, and organizer
2016. Art in an integration project, Nomads ( Painting, sculpture, video, installation)
2016. Music Performance at Cultural Center Alphen “ Nice To Meet You”
2016. Selected as a workshop leader and artist in the part of art workshop for ‘’het project Ongekend Bijzonder’’ van CULTURE ZONDAGEN UITAGENDA UTRECHT organization. Utrecht
2016. Selected artist by Vrolijkheid as designer and leader for a special project which is designing a 12 original artistic carpet.
“Analyze and Study of Images of Demotte’s Shahnamah”(Book of Kings ) [ Aboo Saidi ], 2006-2008
“ Ancient Persian Religion” Researching about prehistorical religions of Plateau of Iran, 2008
“ Women in Lorestan’s Bronzes and Willem Deconning’s women, 2007
“Memorial of The Memories”- official publishing on 2004 by Alborz Publishers
mixed Hebrew, African Sahara, Spanish and Indian American music with Persian Folk music.
Some of the concerts are:
_ African Roots, o.l.v. Peter-Paul van Esc , m.m.v. Billy Haynes, Concertzaal Theater Tilburg
– Nomadas( concert) mixed music of Persian- Vasque- Sahara- Moroccan folk style.
– Zafran( concert) mixed music of Persian- Spanish- Arabic folk music.
– Dancer( concert) mixed music of Persian- Spanish- Hebrew folk style.
PDF catalog : Mitra Jashni