Mohammad Reza “Ali” Alinejad

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Artist’s Statement:

Mohammad Reza “Ali” Alinejad’s sculptural work combines forms that are influenced by Persian letters. He transforms the lettering into his own personal designs. He integrates many design elements to produce forms that reflect his individual thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Ali’s intention is for the work to be thought provoking, and emanate feelings of peace, joy, whimsy, and wonder.

 

EDUCATION

1984   BFA Art History + Set Design, University of Paris VIII, Paris, France

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/GROUP

2012

California Dreaming, Los Angeles Garden Club

Solo Exhibition, Haftan Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2011  

Group Exhibition, Cultural Center fo Nevavaran, Iran

Ceramics Biennial, Iman Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran

Open Studio Tour, Clay Studio, Thousand Oaks, CA

Reflections II, Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

2010  

Artful Couples, Atrium Gallery, Ventura, CA

2009

California Open Exhibition,TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Open Studio, Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

Clay Evolution: A New Look @ Clay, High Studio Gallery, Moorpark, CA

Abstract Art From The Soul, High Studio Gallery, Moorpark, CA

2008  

Annual Juried Exhibition, Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA

2006

Ceramic Biennale, Sabba Museum, Tehran, Iran

Solo Exhibition, University of Art, Tehran, Iran

International Affairs, High Studio Gallery, Moorpark, CA

Group Exhibition, Cultural Center of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2005

International Insights, Civic Arts  Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA

2003  

Annual Juried Exhibition,Westlake Village Art Guild, Thousand Oaks, CA

COMMISSIONS/PUBLIC ARTWORK

2008    Wheel Throwing 101,Instructional DVD, produced by Clay Studio + Gallery Inc.

2007     Serving Platters, commissioned by Whole Foods Market, Thousand Oaks, CA

2005     Prints of Pride Tile Project, Simi Valley   Town Center, commissioned by Forest City Enterprises

SELECTED PRIVATE + PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

City of Thousand Oaks, California

Annie + Ralph Mendoza

Bill + Jean Amador

Walt + Rochelle Hoylman

Yvette Hill

Michelle + Curt Edmonds

Jenik Cook

Kim Fetherolf

Bonnie Brown

Michelle Hinds

Jill + George Peter

Lisa + James Spencer

Abbas Hojatpanah

Homayon Salimi

Mohammad Jaffare

Hossin Ashoury

Mahmoud Arianko

Saeed Ravanbaksh

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Ventura County Star, “Artist communicates through passion with clay,” by Nicole D’Amore, April 15, 2011, p. 8B

805 Living Magazine, “With these  hands, potters create lasting impressions,” by Cynthia Nooney, April 2008, p. 54.

Ventura County Star, “Local artists to Premiere ‘Wheel Throwing 101’ DVD,”photo, February 19, 2008, p. B5.

Ventura County Star-Studio 805, …A trip to Ceramics Studio highlight of the week,” by Gretchen Macchiarella, May 15, 2007, p. 7.

805 Living Magazine, “Art Therapy,” by Sim Carter, April 2006, p.30.

Acorn Newspaper, “Mixed Media show to open at Civic Arts Plaza,” February 9, 2006, p. 34.

Ventura County Star, “They joined their lives, the their careers,” by Jim Woodard, November 8, 2003, p. 19.

Ventura County Star, “Clay brings out students new skills,” by Nicole D’Amore, June 22, 2001, p. 19.

SELECTED VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS

2004 Visiting Artist/Instructor,  TR-3 Studio, Kyoto, Japan

2006 Visiting Artist/Instructor, University of Art, Tehran, Iran