Parviz Tanavoli  (Iranian, 1937) 


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Parviz Tanavoli, Wall and Birds II


Parviz Tanavoli
Wall and Birds II

Meem Gallery
Parviz Tanavoli, Twisted Heech


Parviz Tanavoli
Twisted Heech

Meem Gallery
Parviz Tanavoli, Three Lovers


Parviz Tanavoli
Three Lovers

Meem Gallery
Parviz Tanavoli, The Wall & The Script III


Parviz Tanavoli
The Wall & The Script III

Meem Gallery
Parviz Tanavoli, The Wall & The Heech


Parviz Tanavoli
The Wall & The Heech

Meem Gallery
Parviz Tanavoli, Standing Poet


Parviz Tanavoli
Standing Poet
circa 1998-2007

Meem Gallery
Parviz Tanavoli, Standing Heech Lovers


Parviz Tanavoli
Standing Heech Lovers

Meem Gallery
Parviz Tanavoli, Standing Heech II


Parviz Tanavoli
Standing Heech II

Meem Gallery
Parviz Tanavoli, Small Heech Lovers


Parviz Tanavoli
Small Heech Lovers

Meem Gallery
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Parviz Tanavoli, Standing Heech


Parviz Tanavoli
Standing Heech, 2007


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Parviz Tanavoli, Standing Poet


Parviz Tanavoli
Standing Poet, 2005
polished bronze


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Parviz Tanavoli, Heech


Parviz Tanavoli
Heech, 2002
painted fibreglass


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1937   Born in Tehran
1955   Graduated from Tehran School of Fine Arts
1958   Won the sculpture prize at the First Tehran Biennial
1959   Graduated from Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan
1960   Won the Royal Prize at the Second Tehran Biennial
1960   Taught at the College of Decorative Arts, Tehran
1960   Opened Atelier Kaboud, Tehran
1961   Founded the Iranian Artists Group with five other painters
1961   Organised a group exhibition of fourteen Iranian artists’ work that toured the US, sponsored by the Grey Foundation
1961 - 1963   Taught sculpture at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design
1967   Founded Group 5 with Sohrab Sepehri, Abolghassem Saidi, Bahman Mohasses and Hossein Zenderoudi
1967   Organised the first sculpture exhibition by Tehran University students
1967   Opened Rasht 29, a café for artists, with Kamran Diba and Roksana Saba
1969   Installed an outdoor bronze sculpture in Shiraz University
1971   Visiting artist at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
1971   Installed an outdoor four metre stainless-steel sculpture on Hamline University’s campus
1971   Installed bronze gates in Ray, in the park where Reza Shah’s mausoleum was located
1972   Installed the first modern public sculpture in bronze in front of City Theater, Tehran
1973   Founded Tehran Rug Society
1975   Organised Tehran Rug Society’s first exhibition, Tribal Animal Covers of Iran
1976   Installed an outdoor metal sculpture in Dakar, Senegal
1976   Organised Tehran Rug Society’s second exhibition, Lori and Bakhtiyari Flatweaves
1976   Travelling exhibition in the US of his collection of pre-Islamic to early twentieth-century Iranian locks
1976   Travelled to Africa to select artworks from seven West African countries
1977   Organised the exhibition, The Art of Black Africa, in Bagh-Ferdows Heritage Building, Tehran
1978   Exhibition of pile-woven pictorial rugs designed by Tanavoli at Zand Gallery, Tehran
1964 - 1979   Head of the Sculpture Department, University of Tehran
1979   Retires from Tehran University. From 1989, lives and works in Vancouver and Tehran
1986   Exhibition of gabbeh rugs designed by Tanavoli at Bessim Gallery, Vienna
1975 - 1992   Travelling exhibition of his collection Lion Rugs of Fars in the US, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Australia and Iran
1986 - 1997   Travelling exhibition, Kings, Heroes, and Lovers: Pictorial Rugs from the Tribes and Villages of Iran, of his rug collection in the US, Germany and Switzerland
1997   Received the Joseph V. McMullan Award from the Near Eastern Art Research Center, Washington, DC
2000   Travelling exhibition of his ancient to twentieth-century collection of Persian steel objects in Oxford, London, Dublin, Paris, Vancouver and Victoria
2002   Chairman, Third Tehran Sculpture Biennial
  British Museum, London
  Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Dubai
  Forum Ludwig, Aachen
  Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York
  Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota
  Esfahan City Center
  Mellat Park, Tehran
  Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
  Museum of Modern Art, New York
  Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
  London Business School, London
  Nelson Rockefeller Collection, New York
  Noor Foundation, London
  Olympic Park, Seoul
  Qatar National Museum, Doha
  The Royal Society of Fine Arts, Amman
  Sculpture Garden of Khaneh-ye Honarmandan (The Artists’ Home), Tehran
  St. John University, Collegeville, Minnesota
  Shiraz University Campus, Shiraz
  The City Theater, Tehran
  Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran
  University Art Museum, Iowa
  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2009   Art Dubai, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery stand, Dubai
2009   Meem Gallery, Dubai (solo)
2008   Word into Art, British Museum, Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai
2008   Art Paris, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery stand, Abu Dhabi
2008   ‘Routes’, Waterhouse & Dodd, London
2006   Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
2006   The British Museum, London, UK
2004   Persian Garden, (installation ), Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
2003   Retrospective, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (solo)
2002   Iranian Contemporary Art, Christie’s, London
2002   Picturing Iran Art, Society & Revolution, Grey Art Gallery, NY
2001   Iranian Cotemporary Art, Barbican Center, London
2000   Continental Shift, Aachen, Maastricht, Heerlen and Liege
2000   7th International Shoebox Sculpture, The University of Hawaii Art Gallery
1999   Atrium Public Gallery, Vancouver
1989   Contemporary Art from Islamic World, Barbican Centre, London
1989   Rudolf Mangisch Galerie, Zurich (solo)
1988   Hirschberg Galerie, Koln- Galerie Am Rosenberg, Graz (solo)
1988   Olympiad of Art, Seoul,
1980   Galleria Greminger, Genova (solo)
1978   Aachen Neue Galerie/Samlung Ludwig, Aachen (solo)
1977   Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
1976   Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York
1976   Iran-America Society,Tehran (solo)
1975   Grey Art Gallery, New York University
1972   Goethe Institute, Tehran (solo)
1971   Martin Gallery, Minneapolis (solo)
1970   Iran-America Society, Tehran- Shiraz University, Shiraz (solo)
1967   Seihoun Gallery, Tehran (solo)
1967   Quadriennale of Rome
1965   Borghese Gallery, Tehran (solo)
1964   Venice Biennale
1962   Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris
1962   Musee d’Ixelles, Brussels
1962   Third International Biennale of Sculpture, Carrara
1962   Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
1962   Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
1962   K. B. Gallery, Minneapolis (solo)
1961   Atelier Kaboud, Tehran (solo)
1960   Farhang Hall, Tehran- Iran Club, London (solo)
1960   Venice Biennale
1958   Reza Abbassi Hall, Tehran (solo)
1957   Tehran University- Farhang Hall, Tehran (solo)