Mobina is an Iranian artist currently living and working in San Francisco. She grew up in Iran where she pursued a variety of her interests in art by completing a B.A. in Theatre at Fine Art Tehran University, and an M.A. in Art and Design at Art University Tehran; before moving to London where she awarded a Ph.D. in Creativity at City University London.
Mobina’s artworks are deeply rooted in traditional calligraphy and poetry. Her pieces are often created in collaboration with international poets and photographers. Her works blend calligraphy, poetry, and photography. These richly emotive and layered compositions explore connections between forms of body and words of poetry.
Mobina Nouri is an Iranian-American artist currently lives and works in Los Angles, USA. Mobina Nouri is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice reflects her personal history as a female immigrant who left Iran to live in the UK and later the US. Working across a variety of media, the artist mines her country’s tradition of storytelling, often turning to Persian literature, philosophies, and mysticism to contemplate and reconsider the complexities she bears witness to in the contemporary world. Nouri received her BA in Performing Arts, from Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University, and MA in Product Design from Tehran University of Art, Iran, and her Ph.D. in Creativity Science from City, University of London, UK.
Nouri has exhibited her work internationally. Many of her artworks have been acquired by prominent private collections across the globe. Recently, a piece from her Poetography series was exhibited in San Francisco’s de Young Museum, as well as featured in local and international publications. Nouri received the 2020 MOZAIK Future Art Award, the 2020 Juror’s Choice in the “Art Saves Humanity” Competition curated by a panel of renowned art world advocates & entrepreneurs, including Jerry Saltz, as well as the 2019 Juror’s choice award at the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery. She was a selected juror for MOZAIK Future Art’s “Re-Imagining Democracy” exhibition in 2021 and was selected to be an artist in residence at Djerassi for their 2022 program in the Bay area. Nouri is currently teaching Creativity methods at University of California, Berkeley, in the Arts and Design Department.
2016 Creativity Science, PhD, CityUniversityLondon
2008 Product Design, MA by Research and Dissertation, Tehran Art University
2005 Performance Art, BA, Tehran Art University
2021 Lecturer, Creativity, UC Berkeley Arts + Design, Berkeley, USA
2016 Intuitive Art Master Class and Creative Processes, City University London, UK
2007 Teaching Fellow Design in Art, University of Isfahan
2024 Casa Na Ilha artist residency, ILHABELA Island, Brazil (Upcoming)
2024 Awarded Djerassi artist residency, Woodside, USA (Upcoming)
2023 The wind in my hair, public performance, Legion of Honor San Francisco, CA, USA
2023 A Thousand Tales, Solo exhibition, ADVOCARTSY West Hollywood, CA, USA
2022, Kultursciok artist residency, Napels, Italy
2022, Buinho artist residency, Messejana, Portugal
2021 Once upon a time, ADVOCARTSY West Hollywood, CA, USA
2021 SF BLUE 2021, The Modernism West, San Francisco, USA
2021 Re-imagining Democracy, Muzaik Philanthropy, Invited Jury, Los Angeles, USA
2020 The de Young Open, The de Young museum, Fine art museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
2020 Poetic Abstraction, Madrigal Gallery, Sausalito, San Francisco, USA
2019 Timeless Themes of the Persian Perspective, Dominican University of California, San Rafael, USA
2019 Insouciant, 239 Brannan St, San Francisco, USA
2019 Her Banned Voice, Brava Theatre, San Francisco, USA
2019 Textures and Patterns, SF Women Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2018 Mystical Words, Guy Regal Gallery, New York, USA
2019 ArtSpan Auction, SOMArt, San Francisco, USA
2018 Synesthesia, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, USA
2018 Art and Design Collaboration, THE SPACE by ADVOCARTSY, Los Angeles, USA
2018 Body and Art, SOMArt, San Francisco, USA
2018 Symphony of Body, Poetry and Dance, Central Stage, San Francisco 2018 Have You Heard Us Yet? in Congruence with the “#MeToo” and “# TimesUp” Movements, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, USA
2018 The Only Truth is Music, Mauro Fortissimo Studio, Half Moon Bay, USA 2017 The Mystery of Words and Lines, Live Worm gallery, San Francisco, USA 2016 Words of Love, Prince of Wales Studio, London, UK
2016 Orangery and Poems, Hay Hill, London, UK
2021 Djerassi Artist Residency
2020 Juror’s Choice, Special Mentions, Mozaik Future Art Awards 2020 Juror’s Choice, Art Saves Humanity Competition Including Jerry Saltz, Marine Tanguy, Christine Cuan and Poppy Simpson
2019 Juror’s choice, SF Women Artists, San Francisco, USA
2013 Creativity Awards, Emotional Design, Krakow, Poland
2011 PhD Scholarship in Creativity Science, City University London, London, UK
I invite you to soften the gaze, quiet the mind, allows yourself to enter a receptive state and let these words speak directly to your subconscious. These poems are not written to be read, they are here to be felt. Feel the rhythm, repetition, emptiness, fullness and the visual melodies of music. This is not a normal poetry book that you can open and read. In fact, the mystery of the words is part of the whole experience. These poems are a channel to infinity.