ABOUT

Coming from an extensive background in design Mozhdeh Zandieh-Grayson is a Dubai-based interdisciplinary Iranian artist and Designer who creates mixed media paintings, sculptures, and installations. Her work explores existential dichotomies in continual experimentation with mediums, materials, and processes. She earned her MFA in Fine Arts with distinction from the University For The Creative Arts in the UK and a BA in Graphic Design from Tehran Soore Art University. Mozhdeh has been nominated, featured and exhibited in various international art shows, events and awards. Her scale-up digital installations have taken place in the heart of Dubai Financial Center several times. In 2019 along with her digital public art installation she displayed her body installation at the Dubai Art Night event in DIFC. Besides being an art and design practitioner and self-curator in the fondness of art and education, Mozhdeh creates and runs art courses and workshops on various subjects and conceptual experiments.

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CV

Born in Tehran, Iran 

Live in Dubai

Studied in the UK

EDUCATION

Completed three years of postgraduate master's degree in Fine Arts with distinction from UCA (University for Creative Arts), 2020 UK - MFA

Graduated as a Graphic Designer from Sooreh Art University of Tehran, Iran in 2001- with a BA (distinction)

Complete four years of Visual Arts and Architecture at the School of Arts, Tehran, Iran, 1995

ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS 

Achieved The Artist Of  The Month Finalist Award and publication from Circle Foundation For The Arts — Lyon, France 2022

Selected as the Finalist Artist for Rove Art Prize — Dubai, UAE 2020

Chosen as the Featuring Artist for publication in the Low Update Magazine — Dubai 2020

Nominated Artist by Emerging Artist Award for digital installation at DIFC Art Nights—Dubai, UAE 2020

Received the Certificate of Excellence in ART EXPO New York Contest — 2019

Designated artist for a public digital art installation at DIFC public scene— Dubai, UAE 2018

Awarded the Finalist Certificate of CFA Artist of the Year Award —France 2018

Selected as the Artist Of The Week for digital exhibition by Emerging Scene —Dubai, UAE 2018 

Shortlisted Artist for 4th International Artist Awards —Dubai, UAE 2016

Designated as a member of the artists' Committee at International Award of Contemporary Art "ARTPROTAGONIST" —Italy 2015

Featured artist in Next Step Biennale —Paris, France 2014

Winer designer of The Creative Design Contest —Tehran, Iran 2001

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibition - Total Arts — Dubai, UAE  2021

Made in Tashkeel - The 11th edition— Dubai, UAE  2021

Featured Artist - World Art Dubai— Dubai, UAE  2021

Digital Installation at DIFC Art Nights — Dubai, UAE  2020

Nominee Artists Show, World Art Dubai— Dubai, UAE 2020

Group show, No-Show Exhibition, UK, 2020

Group show, Total Art Gallery, Quoz Arts Fest — Dubai, UAE 2019

Installation at DIFC Art Nights — Dubai, UAE  2019

Digital installation at DIFC — Dubai, UAE 2018

Solo show at Dubai Art Fair, World Art Dubai— Dubai, UAE 2015

​Group show, Art Plus Gallery —Dubai, UAE  2015

Featured Artist - Next Step Biennale —Paris, France  2014

Group show, Art Plus Gallery — Dubai, UAE  2014

PUBLICATIONS

Awarded Artist Interview, by Circle Foundation For The Arts — Lyon, France 2022

Exhibition Catalog, Made in Tashkeel - The 11th edition— Dubai, UAE — 2021

Exhibition Catalog, World Art Dubai, Dubai-UAE — 2021

Exhibition Catalog, NO-SHOW, UK— 2020

Law Update Magazine, DIFC-UAE —  2020

The Best of 2016, international Emerging Artist Awards — 2016

Exhibition Catalog, World Art Dubai, Dubai-UAE — 2015

Exhibition Catalog, Next Step, France-Paris  — 2014

Exhibition Catalog, 2014, Window I, Dubai-UAE — 2014

Exhibition Catalog, 2014, Art Plus, Dubai-UAE — 2014

TEXTS AND RESEARCHES 

Making A Seeing, Photo eBook and text ( a photographic observation in the poetry of images and imaginations) — 2020 -21

Essay Unheard - The ACT of VOICE in the POETRY of WORDS. A contemplation in language conveys beyond the literal words

and the significance of the unheard. — 2020

Essay Change of Change (research study in the phenomenology of Change based on Time and Memory) — 2019

Essay Between Two Walls ((research study in Memories of Forgotten Memories from science to art) — 2018

PROFESSIONS & EXPERIENCES

Visual Artist and Art Educator, Dubai, 2017 - Current

Art Director at AUDIO UAE, Dubai, 2020 - Current

Creative Director  & Designer at Cooper Searle, London, UK, 2017 - 2020

Fine Arts Educator at Soul Art Center, Dubai, UAE, 2016 - 2017

Creative designer for Yahlive advertising Campaign, Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2013 -2014

Art Director and Studio Manager at Provision Media, Dubai, UAE in 2011- 2013

Graphic Designer and Brand Coordinator at AVA, Dubai, UAE 2007 - 2009

Co-Founder and Designer at Line and Design House, Tehran, Iran 2002 - 2006

Designer and illustrator for Institute of the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults—Tehran, Iran 2002 

Art Teacher - Elementary school, Tehran, Iran, 2001- 2002​