Hessam Abrishami (Iranian, born )


Born in Shiraz, Iran
Hessam's oeuvre has become much more than a grand collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. It has become a legacy.
He was greatly influenced by the ancient history surrounding him in his childhood. Seeking freedom from the limitations imposed on contemporary Iranian society, Hessam left his home country to expand his knowledge and awareness of the outside, changing world. His quest for artistic excellence took him to Italy where he began his higher education at the Academia di Belle Arti Pietro Vanucci in Perugia, Italy.
From his early years, Hessam Abrishami has diligently worked to give full voice to his artistic vision. His approach to art is intuitive by nature, but disciplined in its strong foundation in technical fundaments. Hessam currently has over 20,000 private collectors world-wide and has enjoyed over 100 one man gallery shows, participated in nearly 30 international exhibitions, and has exhibited in many museums. March 24, 2006, was proclaimed “Hessam Abrishami Day” by the city of Ormond Beach, Florida, which presented him with the "key to the city" and put his work on permanent display in the local museum of art and science. Hessam also received an Honorary Doctorate in 2007 from American Liberty University in Pomona, commemorating his achievements in fine arts.