Narjes Mohammadi was born in 1985 in Mashhad. Narjes works predominately in the medium of painting and illustrating.
Narjes completed a BFA in
Graphic Design with distinction at the Shariati Technical College in Tehran in
2009, and then she delved herself into illustration by taking a two years
course in Iranian Illustrators Society and then took a course at Fondazine Stepan Zavrel in Sarmede in 2017. She has been .
She introduced her inspiration sources in this way: “As an Eastern artist, I’ve always inspired by nature as the first and most important point for artistic work as well as Iranian miniature
heritages. An interest to Chinese philosophy encourages
her to study trees and listen to the sound of them lead to making a collection of paintings base named (Bird Woman). “Personally speaking, I think it was the prominent point of my life as an independent artist. Besides that, I can’t ignore the important role of Frida in my artistic life. Since I was a teenager, I’m impressed by her courageous and skillfulness in presenting her beliefs and ideas.”
Narjes works has been published in a variety of books and magazines in Iran, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain, Greece and Germany. Her illustrations have been selected in several exhibitions and festivals during last
years like: Belgrade, Bologna, Illustrade, White Raven, Hiiibrand, Little Hakka
Since 2009 she has had solo shows and group exhibitions in Iran, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Ukraine, South Korea, China and Japan.
She also established an online magazine (Brightness) as a portal to the world of illustration in 2016.
Brightness Magazine was born from the need of a platform specializing in illustration as there were scarcely any. Brightness also hosts different types of competitions on a monthly and yearly basis. This magazine was admitted by SCWBI office in Canada in 2019.
Attended the annual Institute of Illustration Exhibition, Momayez Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011
Fleet People, Spain, 2019
Womankind magazine, Issue 9, Australia, 2016
Pan De Molde Fanzine, Issue 4, Italy, 2015
SCBWI, USA, Fall 2017
Keihan Bacheha, Iran, 2014 to 2016
Sorush magazine, Iran, 2014 to 2016
LECTURES, WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES
Art teacher at Kherad Art Institute. http://kheradedu.ir/
Teaching illustration in private institute.
Teaching portfolio and CV at Mazik and Narvan studio.
Speaking at Alzahra art university about narrative in children book/ 2016/ http://www.alzahra.ac.ir
Curated and Participated at (Sometimes with myself) Illustration Exhibition, Farzad Gallery, Mashhad, Iran, 2016
Curated of illustration workshop and exhibition with Gabriel Pacheco in Tehran, Iran, 2014
Curated and attended of illustration exhibition in Baku, 2014
Curated and attended 104 windows, ( an illustration exhibition), Momayez Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2013
Enforcement Director of Illustration Calendar, Sore Publisher, 2012
Enforcement Director and Attending The Illustration Exhibition, Shafagh Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2012
New Graphic Magazine (China)
“The style of this series is smart and natural. Images in these pictures are not beautiful but real. If you listen to them, it seems like there are various sounds such as wind whistling, rain dripping, bird chirping and laughters lingering around. Behind melancholy eyes of the girl, we can feel the painter’s gratitude to life and expectation to a better future.”
A day with Narjes Mohammadi
Narjes Mohammadi was born and raised in Mashhad. She fell in love with drawing at her grandparents’ house. Narjes works predominately in the medium of painting and illustrating.