About

Shahroud Ghahani is an Iranian-Australian visual artist based on Gadigal land. Her artworks bridge together rich images from disparate cultures and her experiences of them.

 She holds a Master of Art from the University of New South Wales and has had her work exhibited in galleries across Sydney. 

Her practice explores representations of the female body and themes of beauty, the grotesque, and identity within Eastern and Western traditions. 

Her art is also inspired by explorations of metaphysical subjects. She interweaves dreamscapes, liminal and imaginary spaces, displaced objects and allegorical imagery.

She was a finalist for the  2022 Fisher's Ghost Art Prize, 2022 CUT.N.POLISH, 2022 Arts in the Valley Art Prize, 2021 Hawkesbury Art Prize, and a finalist for the 2018 and 2019 Kudos Emerging Artist Award as well as Corner Store Gallery in Orange. She is currently a resident artist at the Primrose Park Art Studio a program managed by North Sydney Council.

CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION


2017 – 2021    Master of Art (Distinction) University of New South Wales, Arts and Design
2016                   Certificate IV in Arts and Cultural Administration, TAFE NSW, Meadowbank

2015 – 2014  Open Studio Practice, Painting, TAFE NSW, Meadowbank

2001                 GraduateDiploma, New Media University of Technology Sydney,

1989                 Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication), University of Technology Sydney

1985                 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tehran University, Iran, Faculty of Fine Arts


FINALISTIN ART PRIZES


2023                CUT.N.POLISH  Carriageworks, Sydney

2022                 Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW

2022                 Arts in the Valley, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

2022                 CUT.N.POLISH  Carriageworks, Sydney

2021                 Hawkesbury Art Prize, Purple Noon Gallery, FreemansReach, NSW

2021                 Project 2060 : Homeward Bound, TheCoal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Sydney, NSW

2019                 8 x 10 AnnualShow, Corner Store Gallery, Orange, NSW

2019                 Kudos Emerging Artist + Designer Award, Sydney, NSW

2019                 ABSTRACT, CornerStreet Gallery, Orange, NSW

2018                 Kudos Emerging Artist + Designer Award, Sydney, NSW


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022                 Fisher’sGhost Art Prize, CampbelltownArts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW

2022                 Arts in the Valley, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

2022                 CUT.N.POLISH, Carriageworks,Sydney, NSW

2022                 Incognito Art Show, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW

2021                 A&D Annual, UNSW Art, Design andArchitecture, Annual Graduation Show, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, NSW

2021                 HawkesburyArt Prize, Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach, NSW

2021                 Project 2060 :Homeward Bound, Coal Loader, Sydney, NSW

2020                La Vie En Rose,Art Space, The Concourse, Chatswood, NSW

2020                ABSTRACT, CornerStore Gallery, Orange, NSW

2019                 Encountering, UNSWAD, M.A  Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2019                 1200k West,Fowlers Gap Art Residency, AD Space, Sydney, NSW

2019                Tales of Lyrebird, The ShopGallery, Glebe, NSW

2019                KudosEmerging Artist + Designer Award, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2019                 8 x 10 AnnualShow, Corner Store Gallery, Orange, NSW

2018                 Kudos Emerging Artist + Designer Award, Kudos Gallery,Sydney, NSW

2017                 Out of Blue,Wallarobba, Hornsby Culture and Art Centre, Sydney, NSW

2017                 Art trail openstudio, Lyrebird Arts Community, NSW

2016                 See/Saw,See Gallery, Meadowbank TAFE, Sydney,NSW

2015                 Brush with Frame, See Gallery,Meadowbank TAFE, Sydney, NSW


AWARDS AND ACHEIVEMENTS

2022                UNSW Faculty of Art and Design, Dean's List Achievement Award

2015                 NAVA IgnitionAward, Excellence in Visual Arts

2009                Premier’sAward for excellence in Illustration and Design

2010                 Third Place —Certificate of Creative Excellence, U.S. International

                            Film and Video Festival, Illustration and Animation


RESIDENCIES

2020 - 2022  Resident Artist,Primrose Park, Artist Studio Program, North Sydney Council

2019                  Group residency, Fowler’s GapArid Zone Research Station, UNSW


COLLECTIONS

University of New South Wales, art collection

Ian Plater Collection, Spain

Lloyd Harris,  Blue Mountains, Australia

private collections in Australia, US, Iran and France


Contact

Phone
0418211430

Email
sghahani@gmail.com

Please message me for inquiries and  collaborations.

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