Biography

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Formal Training

2001-2005
Ontario College of Art & Design
Graduate with Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
Toronto, Canada.

International Art Fairs

2012
Beijing Contemporary Art Fair, Beijing, China.

Solo Exhibitions

2011
Sidewalk Gallery - An Indian Summer - Solo Show, Hong Kong, China.

2007
Lipman Contemporary Art - Shirin Sahba: New Paintings - Solo Show, Toronto, Ontario.

2007
La Galerie Espace - Mer De Citron, Bateau De Merveilles - Solo Show, Montreal, Ontario.

2005
Lipman Contemporary Art - Day Dreams - Solo Show, Toronto, Ontario.

Group Exhibitions

2008
Galerie Sorance- Shirin Sahba and Sherry Mitchell New Works. Curator: Soraya Centeno-Curtis. Victoria, B.C.

2005
401 Richmond- Salon 401 - Thesis Exhibition. Curator: Ontario College of Art & Design. Toronto, Ontario.

2003
Le Gallery- Christmas Sale. Curator: Will Kucey. Toronto, Ontario.

2002
OCAD Gallery- Roots Show. Curator: Christine Swiderski. Toronto, Ontario.

Gallery Representation

2011-Now
Sidewalk Gallery. Hong Kong.

2005-2008
Louise Lipman Contemporary Art. Toronto, Ontario.

2006-2010
The Nanaimo Art Gallery. Nanaimo, B.C.

2008-2009
Galerie Sorance. Victoria, B.C.

2009-2009
Gibson Fine Art. Calgary, Alberta

Art Related Work Experience

2002
Receptionist, Assistant to Director, Assistant Archivist - Deitch Projects Gallery. New York, New York.

January 2002-Jan 2003
Visual Arts Instructor - The Children's Theatre Company- Teaching art classes to inner city kids.
Toronto, Ontario.

Summer 2000
Apprenticeship- With Canadian artist Otto Don Rogers at his private studio. Picton, Ontario.

Media & Press

May 2012
Interview in Femina Magazine - New Delhi - India

February 2011
Interview & Editorial in I Home Magazine - Shanghai, China

February 2011
Interview with China Radio International - Beijing, China

December 2008
"Brewing Storm" painting selected as cover of Ayeneh-E-Jahan Persian Magazine. Studiocity, California

October 2008
"The Flower Sellers of Kashmir" painting selected by the Multifaith Action Society to be published in the 2009 Multifaith Calendar. Vancouver, B.C.

May 2008
"Amongst The Coral" painting selected as cover of Payam-i-Baha'i Persian Magazine. Article about the aritst on the inside titled "Shirin Sahba". May 2008 issue. no.342. P.52-53. Toronto, Ontario.

October 2006 - 2007
Paintings displayed on the set of CBC Television's The Gill Deacon Show on weekdays. Toronto, Ontario.

November 2006
Interviewed by Vision T.V. for television series Recreating Eden. Vancouver, B.C.

2004-2006
Paintings used for covers of a literary publication - Varqa International Children's Magazine. Vol. I number 3, 4 and 6.Vol. II numbers 3 and 7.
Toronto, Ontario.

2003
Review on artist's "Roots Show" in Toronto's Iranian newspaper-"Shirin Sahba's African Experience", Shahrvand. Vol. 13, no.838. November 14, 2003, p.32.
Toronto, Ontario.

Languages

Fluent in English and Persian with a working knowledge of Arabic and Hebrew


 

 

 

 

 

 

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