Farah Soltani was born in Tehran and received a high school diploma in graphic arts from Saba vocational college in Tehran. After finishing high school, she went to study abroad in the UK. Upon returning home, she continued her studies at Beheshti University and received a degree in interior decoration. Love of art eventually drew her to the American University in Dubai (AUD) where she graduated Cum Laude* in Studio Arts. Farah has been very active from the beginning and has had numerous exhibitions both locally and internationally. Soltani’s concept revolves around how human beings are defined and affected by their environment, materials they use, and their past throughout the path of life. Soltani has started her carrier with figurative paintings done in “Pop Art” style; however, after a while, she found it easier to express her ideas through painting everyday objects and removing face and body from her work and work in a conceptual way. By painting an object, she mostly tells a story about a person, a place, or an even and in general life; to show how things and materials can reflect on human’s mind, senses, and lifestyle. A trace of nostalgia is another significant part of her work; since most of the objects, she paints bring certain memories and feelings within the viewers’ attention.

Education: Jan 2011-Apr 2015, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication American University in Dubai

Major: Studio Art GPA: Cum Laude

Mar 2010, Short Film making and Video Art courses, Certificated from Karnameh Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC)

Oct 2006-Mar 2008, Diploma of Decoration Jihad University- Shahid Beheshti Campus Grade: 90/100 

Sep 2000-Sep 2003, Diploma of Graphic Design Technical & Vocational High School of Saba, Iran, Tehran

Honors Dec 2012, Nominated in 50 Short listed in Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award, UAE, Dubai, Ladies Club Residencies Fall 2019, Attended ‘Cite des art’ residency in Paris, France

Skills English (Fluent), Farsi (Native)

Good communication/organizational skills, enthusiastic, committed, problem solver, time management

Advanced knowledge of Photoshop, Illustration, InDesign, Final Cut Pro X, MS Word, MS, Power point, Adobe Premiere Pro

Advanced knowledge of digital and film photography


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