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.
I have had the privilege to know Narjes as an outstanding illustration talent, and
also as a very active member of the global illustration community. Our creative
exchange began way after I saw her majestic work on several illustration
competition sites, where Narjes often appears as a winner/frontrunner. Every time
it was an amazing discovery: her work, often intimate and quiet, always captured
my attention with its inner intellectual powers, incredible compositional qualities,
great storytelling capabilities, and unique voice. But recently, when I discovered
Brightness Magazine — an online illustration journal established by Narjes, I had
the opportunity to see a complete picture —Narjes as a creator/illustrator and as
an editor and curator.
Igor Karash, Adjunct Professor at Webster University
Selected in the COW illustrations festival, Ukrain, 2020
Nominated as one of the best in the White Raven list, Germany, 2020
Selected in The Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC), Singapore, 2019
Selected and awarded the Merit Award at Hiiibrand illustration festival, China, 2019
Selected and awarded at ijungle illustration competition,China, 2019
Selected and nominated as one of the best at Little Hakka illustration competition, China,2019
Winner of COW illustration festival,Ukrain, 2018
Winner of the Creative Quarterly 54, USA, 2018
Winner of the Jury Award prize at Hiiibrand illustration festival, China,2016-2017
Winner of the Merit Award in IJungle illustration festival, China, 2017
Selected in Collective arts brewing, series 5, Canada, 2016
Selected in Cheap art festival, Italy, 2016
Selected as 200 of best illustrator by Lürzer’s Archive, Austria, 2015
Selected in the Cow illustration exhibition ,Ukraine, 2014, 2015
Selected in the International Festival of Illustrated and Self-Edited Books (Como Pedro Por mi casa), Italy ,2014
Selected as one of the 100 best illustrator by Taschen publishing house,USA, 2014
Selected in the Bologna illustration festival (Spotlight On Reading ),Italy, 2013
Selected in the Belgrade illustration festival, Serbia, 2013
Selected as the best, illustration exhibition, Brazil, 2013
Selected in The Fajr Festival Illustration Exhibition, and gain the letter of commendable, Iran,2012
Selected in the festival illustration exhibition, Javane Irani, and gain the letter of
An online group show, https://www.arcnode.org/museum, 2020
Solo show , Illustrade festival, Germany, 2019
Solo Exhibition,Errant espacio cowork, Granada, Spain, 2018
Attended in group art show at the DESIGN KOREA Korean Power, Seoul (South Korea) 2018.
Attended in annual Iranian illustration society exhibition, Artist Forum, Tehran, Iran, 2017
Participated at Illustration Exhibition, Artist Forum, Tehran, Iran, 2016
Attended the group illustration exhibition for Shahname , Momayez Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2015
An online solo show, Wonderland group, 2014
Attended the Religious Art Festival, Imam Ali museum, Iran,2012, 2014
Attended illustration exhibition, Berlin, 2013.
Attended the Group Illustration exhibition, Rome, Italy, 2013.
Attended Tehran International Biennale of Illustration , Saba Cultural and Art Institute (SCAI),Iran, 2013
Attended the annual Institute of Illustration Exhibition, Momayez Gallery, Tehran, Iran, 2011
What a brilliant idea, Livanis publishing house, Greece,2020
Barli, Emi-Farhangi publishing house, Iran,2020
What a brilliant idea, Tuti publishing house, Iran 2019
The way it was, Noon publishing house, Canada,2017
Now I can call you a friend, Elmi- Farhangi publishing house, Iran,2017
A collection of poems for teenagers include three books, Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, Iran, 2016
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.