About Farnaz Shadravan

Shadravan bath tub detail

Bio

Farnaz Shadravan was born and raised in Iran. She was trained as a manuscript illuminator of the Koran. Originally arriving in the United States in 1979, she was deported back to Iran in 1981. She returns to America in 1986, graduates from art school-University of Utah in 1990 and from UCSF dental school in 1994. She has also had extensive training in printmaking and sculpture at San Francisco Art Institute and private workshops. She is currently practicing dentistry in the Bay Area.

Statement
I am drawn to art making for my love of storytelling. Often I work with found objects. I add my mark to objects that have stories of their own and I am always humbled by their magnificence.

Resumé & Exhibition list

Education:

- Traditional training in Persian miniature and manuscript illumination
- BFA- painting- University of Utah 1990
- Bachelor of science- UCSF school of dentistry 1994
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery- UCSF school of dentistry 1994
- Three semester at SFAI 1999-2001
- Training at private printmaking studios 1999
- firearms engraving and training at private metal workshops 1999- present

Exhibitions:

- 2012 Determining Domain at Intersection For The Arts, San Francisco
- 2012 SF Art Fair at Fort Mason, San Francisco
- 2011 Iranian Artists at Shadravan Studios, Oakland
- 2009 Studio Quercos, Oakland
- 2007 Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland
- 2007 Pro Arts Gallery juried exhibition, Oakland
- 2006 Cross Connection at CCA, Oakland
- 2006 Intersection For The Arts, San Francisco
- 2006 Group show at Triton Museum, Santa Clara
- 2005 Mezzanine, San Francisco
- 2004 SOMARTS Gallery, San Francisco
- 2004 Hollis Street project group show, Emery vile
- 2003 San Francisco Underground gallery, San Francisco