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Sameh Khalatbari Soltani
Born on September 21, 1980, Tehran, Iran
Nationality: Iranian

EDUCATION

•M.A. in Illustration, Islamic Azad University, Department of Illustration, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Central Tehran Branch, Iran, 2012 – present (Total GPA: 19.63/20).
Title of dissertation: Fantasy in folk tales illustration.
•B.Sc. in Business Management, Payam Noor University, Tehran Branch, 2000-2003 (Total GPA: 14.16/20).

QUALIFICATION

•Higher national certificate of Persian Carpet designing (style of Iranian Traditional Painting), Iran's national cultural heritage.
•Higher national certificate of Illumination (style of Iranian Traditional Painting), Iran's national cultural heritage.
•Higher national certificate of Miniature (style of Iranian Traditional Painting), Iran's national cultural heritage.
•Higher certificate in Interior and Architectural Design, Cavendish College London.
•Higher certificate in Computer Aided Design and Drafting, Cavendish College London.


TRAINING

•48 hours of Children’s book illustration, Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, Prof. Alireza golduzian
•48 hours study of Carpet design, Section of Iranian Traditional painting, Iran's National Cultural Heritage, Tehran, Iran, 1997.
•144 hours study of Illumination, Section of Iranian Traditional painting, Iran's National Cultural Heritage, Tehran, Iran, 1997.
•44 hours study of Print Skill and Computer software (Adobe Photoshop, Freehand, Corel Draw), Kish Mehr institute, Tehran, Iran, 2006.
•75 hours study of Computer Aided Design and Drafting (AutoCAD), Cavendish College, London, July 2008.
•70 hours study of Interior and Architectural Design, Cavendish College, London, July 2008.

EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS

•GROUP EXHIBITION

•1998, "Norouz Ghadir", Bahman cultural center, Tehran, Iran.
•2000, " The 4th Iranian traditional painting biennial", Museum of contemporary art, Tehran, Iran.
•2002, " The 5th Iranian traditional painting biennial", Niavaran cultural center, Tehran, Iran.
•2006, " The 6th Iranian traditional painting biennial", Museum of contemporary art, Tehran, Iran.
•2007, Behzad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
•2010, " The 3rd Fajr International Festival of Visual Arts", Saba Cultural-Art Complex, Tehran, Iran.
•2012, " illustration exhibition", Sarv cultural center, Tehran, Iran.
•2013, 6th Tehran International Biannual of Illustration, Saba Cultural-Art Complex, Tehran, Iran.

•INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION

•2005, fine handworks of "Illumination" and "Flower and Bird", Seyhoun Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
•2007, "Oil color painting", Mani Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
•2007, "Dubai summer surprises (DSS 2007)", Dubai, United Arab Emirate.
•2009, "Tulips", Atashzad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
•2011, "Once upon a time", Atashzad Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

HONOER

•Selective on the 2012 Figurative Almanac “Sooreh Mehr Publication”.
•Selective on the 2012 Illustration book “ Yassavoli Publication”.
•Published on the 2011 Illustration book “ Naghsh man 1”- Peykareh Publication.

RESEARCH AND PRESENTATION

•“The Arzhang”, sameh khalatbari soltani, October 2010
•“Prophet Mani”, sameh khalatbari soltani, december 2010
•“Manafe-ol-Heyvan the great book of Il-khanate”, sameh khalatbari soltani, March 2010
•“Modernism in poetry in 40 decade”, sameh khalatbari soltani, June 2011
•“Harold Rudolf Foster and his works”, sameh khalatbari soltani, October 2011
•“Recreation of Paul klee painting”, sameh khalatbari soltani, November 2011

WORK EXPERIENCE

•Working as a Graphic designer in Rira Creative Communications for 1 years (2009-2010), Tehran, Iran
•Working as a Graphic designer in Miri Art Studio for 8 years (2001-2009), Tehran, Iran
•Establish exhibitions for children.
•Working as a Illustrator & Graphic designer in Payam Javan magazine (Now), Campbell, California.
•Working as a Illustrator & Graphic designer in Bull's Glass & Screen Center (Now), San Jose, California.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

•Lecturer in University of Applied Science and Technology (2010- now), Department of Illustration and Graphic Design- principal of visual arts, drawing, illustration, principal of color- Tehran, Iran
•Teaching painting to children for more than 5 years in my studio

COMPUTER SKILLS

•Art Software

•Adobe Photoshop
•Adobe Illustrator
•Freehand
•Corel
•AutoCAD
•3D Max

•General

•Microsoft windows
•Microsoft Office