Mahsa Fatemi Alavi
My name is Mahsa Fatemi Alavi. I was born on 16 April 1991, in Tabriz, Northwestern Iran. Since I was
a child, I’ve always liked to paint. That made me delighted. I also liked to give my miniature paintings as
a birthday present to my family members!
When I grew up, I decided to study architecture. I thought it could be a platform for me to make my
imaginations real, which was very exciting for me! I was awarded my master’s degree in the field of
architecture at Tabriz Islamic Art University in 2020.
Among my artistic activities, I experienced music and playing Setar- a traditional Persian music
instrument, and I had numerous live performances in Tabriz. While learning music, I became acquainted
with the art of improvisation and thought that I might be able to use improvisation in sketching. So I
started to draw lines and show my momentary feelings with lines. As a first step, part of my tissue paper
sketches was published in a book in 2016.
I tried to experiment with everything in my sketches, like crayons, pastel chalks, watercolor, etc. This
made me be daring and not be afraid of new experiences.
Besides my artistic career, I held my first individual exhibition of artworks named “Khat o Khial” in
Tabriz in 2017. After that exhibition, I tried to continue my artwork and be more active in conceptual and
abstract sketches. So I held my second individual exhibition named “Streams of Imagination…” in
Turkey in 2019.
I will try to experience more and more, and I think that art demonstrated a beginning for me, but it will
not have an end!
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