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Parviz Tanavoli  Bio  ·     ·  Exhibitions:   Parviz Tanavoli: Recent Bronzes


Born in Tehran, Iran in 1937 and immigrating to Vancouver in 1989, Parviz Tanavoli is the pioneer of modern sculpture in Iran. His art career began in the early 1950's and spans to the present.


Crucial to understanding Tanavoli's achievements is the realization that he has explored, analyzed and absorbed the rich visual, literary and craftsmanly traditions of Iran. It is virtually impossible to separate his work as an artist from his passionate engagement as a researcher, teacher, collector and author. These complex relationships are perhaps most richly and most succinctly represented by the artist's life-long preoccupation with the lock. Dismantling and repairing locks was a favourite pastime from early childhood, and that has no doubt offered important "sculptural" lessons about formal interrelationships, including those of positve and negative space.

To view the Artist Dossier on Parviz Tanavoli which is featured in the 2013 July/August issue of ART + AUCTION Magazine, Click Here.

ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST




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Parviz Tanavoli - Hand on Hand II - click for larger image

Hand on Hand II
bronze
edition of 12
14 x 11 x 11 cm
Parviz Tanavoli - Heech and Chair VII   - click for larger image

Heech and Chair VII
10.5 x 6.5 x 4.25 Inches 
bronze
edition of 10
26.5 x 17 x 11 cm
Parviz Tanavoli - Twisted Heech   - click for larger image

Twisted Heech
12.25 x 5.5 x 4.25 Inches 
bronze
edition of 10
31.5 x 14 x 11 cm
Parviz Tanavoli - Heech and Cage V   - click for larger image

Heech and Cage V
15 x 5.12 x 5.5 Inches 
bronze
edition of 6
38 x 13 x 14 cm
Parviz Tanavoli - Heech and Chair  - click for larger image

Heech and Chair
76.75 x 29.5 x 19.75 Inches 
fiberglass
edition of 20
195 x 75 x 50 cm
colour is grey
Parviz Tanavoli - Standing Heech  - click for larger image

Standing Heech
fiberglass
ed. of 12
52 x 18 x 17 cm
blue-green colour
Parviz Tanavoli - Heech and Frame   - click for larger image

Heech and Frame
4.75 x 4.9 x 5.5 Inches 
bronze
edition of 6
12 x 12.5 x 14 cm
Parviz Tanavoli - Twisted Red Heech - click for larger image

Twisted Red Heech
23.5 x 12.5 x 8 Inches 
fiberglass
edition of 12
60 x 30.5 x 20 cm
ADDITIONAL WORKS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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Education
1964-79    Head of the Sculpture Department at Tehran University
1960-63    Taught sculpture at the Minneapolis College of Arts and Design
1958-59    Studied sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy
1956-57    Attended Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara, Italy
1956          Graduated from Tehran School of Arts



Solo Exhibitions
2013           Exhibition in Tehran
2011           Exhibition in London
2009           Exhibition in Dubai
2006           Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2003           Retrospective, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
1989           Rudolf Mangisch Galerie, Zurich
1988           Hirschberg Galerie, Koln- Galerie Am Rosenberg, Graz
1980           Galleria Greminger, Genova
1978           Aachen Neue Galerie/Samlung Ludwig, Aachen
1976           Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York- Iran-America Society,Tehran
1972           Goethe Institute, Tehran
1971           Martin Gallery, Minneapolis
1970           Iran-America Society, Tehran- Shiraz University, Shiraz
1967           Seihoun Gallery, Tehran  
1965           Borghese Gallery, Tehran
1962           Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis- K. B. Gallery,  Minneapolis
1961           Atelier Kaboud, Tehran
1960           Farhang Hall, Tehran- Iran Club, London
1958           Reza Abbassi Hall, Tehran
1957           Tehran University- Farhang Hall, Tehran



Group Exhibitions
2013           Asia Society, New York  
2013           Museum of Anthropology ( MOA ), Vancouver
2012           Metropolitan Museum, New York  
2009          “Art Dubai,” Dubai
2008          “Routes,” London
2006           The British Museum, London, UK
2004           Persian Garden, (installation ), Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
2002           Iranian Contemporary Art, Christie’s, London- Picturing Iran Art, Society and Revolution,
                    Grey Art Gallery, NY University
2001           Iranian Cotemporary Art, Barbican Center, London
2000           Continental Shift, Aachen, Maastricht, Heerlen and Liege- 7th International Shoebox Sculpture,
                    The University of Hawaii Art Gallery
1999           Atrium Public Gallery, Vancouver
1989           Contemporary Art from Islamic World, Barbican  Centre, London
1988           Olympiad of Art, Seoul,
1977           Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art
1975           Grey Art Gallery, New York University
1967           Quadriennale of  Rome
1964           Venice Biennale
1962           Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris-  Musee d’Ixelles, Brussels- Third International Biennale of Sculpture,
                    Carrara-Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
1960           Venice Biennale



Collections
British Museum, London
Dakar, Senegal, Outdoor Sculpture
Forum Ludwig, Aachen
Grey Art Gallery, New Yourk University
Guggenheim Museum, Abu- Dhabi
Haft Chenar Park, Tehran
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Iowa University Art Museum
Jahan Nama Museum, Tehran
Mathaf Museum, Qatar
Mellat Park, Tehran
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Nelson Rockefeller Collection, New York
Nour Foundation, London
Olympic Park, Seoul, South Korea
Sammlung Ludwig, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna
Saint John University, Collegeville, MN
Shiraz University
Tate Modern, London
The City Theater, Tehran
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

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