2001                        Charles H.Cecil Studio. Florence, Italy.

1996 – 1997            O.C.A.D. University

                                Renaissance Art History and Studio, Florence, Italy.

1993 – 1997            O.C.A.D. University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

                                Graduate of Painting & Drawing Program.

1992 – 1993            York University, Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.




2009                        AWOL Gallery,LET SILENCE SPEAK, Toronto

2008                        Blink Gallery , WHICH ROOF IS YOUR ROOF, Ottawa

2008                        The National Library & Archives Ottawa,  MEMORIALIZING  ANCIETN PERSIA 

                                AND THE MODERN IRAN, Canada 

2007                        La Petite Mort Gallery, FLOWERS OF HOPE, Ottawa.

2006                        AWOL Gallery, BREATH, Writing Herself Into History, Toronto.

2004                        Sussex Rug Gallery, COEPI, Ottawa, Ont. Canada

2002                        A.W.O.L Gallery, NAFAS, Toronto, Ont. Canada

2000                        Webppuccino Gallery, NASCONDERE E SCOPRIRE, Florence, Italy.





2010                        OttawaSchoolof ArtGallery, INSTRUCTORS EXHIBIT, Ottawa, Canada.

2010                        AWOL Gallery, SQUARE FOOT, Toronto Canada.

2009                        AWOL Gallery,SQUARE FOOT, Toronto, Canada.

2009                        Ottawa School of Art Gallery,INSTRUCTOR’S EXHIBIT,  Ottawa, Canada


2008                        AWOL  Gallery, SQUARE FOOT, Toronto, Canada

2008                        Ottawa School of Art Gallery, INSTRUCTORS’ EXHIBIT, Ottawa, Canada


2007                        AWOL Gallery, SQUARE FOOT, Toronto, Canada.

2007                        EcclesiaxChurch, IS IT ALRIGHT…?, An evening of dance and visual arts exploring        

                                our relationship with food. Ottawa.


2006                        Propeller Gallery, PROPELLER TURNS 10 , Toronto.

2006                        AWOL Gallery, SQUARE FOOT, Toronto, Canada.


2005                        A.W.O.L Gallery in New York, SQUARE FOOT WILLIAMSBURG, USA.

2005                        A.W.O.L Gallery, SQUARE FOOT, Toronto, Canada


2004                       The Magic Door Art Gallery, SIGRAZIECIAO, Sunderland, Ontario, Canada.


2003                       The Magic Door Art Gallery, SIGRAZIECIAO, Sunderland, Ont. Canada.

2001                       Villa Montalvo, APRILARTE, Cultural Ass.of Campo di Bisensio, Tuscany, Italy. (Catalogue)


2000                       O.C.A.D Studio, CORRIERE DELLA CULTURA, ,Florence, Italy.


1999                        O.C.A.D Studio, FACIABAT,  Florence, Italy.

1999                        DA VINCI INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE, Capena, Rome, Italy.

1999                        O.C.A.D Studio, ECCO, , Florence, Italy.


1997                        Junction Art Festival, SENZA PAROLA, Toronto, Ont. Canada.

1997                        Sunny Brook Gala Event ARTE FIRENZE, North York, Ontario, Canada.

1997                        John B.Aird Gallery SOUND OF SPIRIT, , Toronto, Ont. Canada.





2000                        CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, Creation/Production Grant, Emerging Artist.




2003-2010               Ottawa School of Art, Instructor:Fundamentals of  Drawing Diploma program,

                                                                                    Figure drawing advance,

                                                                                    Materials and Processes

                                                                                    Professional Portfolio Development


1998-2000                Ontario College of Art and Design, Teaching Assistant, Florence Campus, , Italy.





2009        Hamseda Radio, Interview with the artist. March 2009.

2007        Canoelive, Square foot event, AWOL Gallery, Discussion on the artist, interviewing Edmund Law,              

                one of the co-founders of the Gallery.   

2006        Language and Literary Journal, www./anqandlit.ualberta.ca/current.htmlVolume 8/issue 2/

2006        BookBreath: Writing Herself into History. A Collaborative book bringing together Mahshid’s paintings and 

                poetry of Kelly Young poet and professor @TrentUniversity. 

2005        Other voices poetry, www.othervoicespoetry.org, vol.15 with poetry of Kelly Young.

2005        Palabras press, www.palabras-press.com

2004        Hipster & Poser, VOL I, p.18. Sep 1st.

2003        Slate Magazine, July/August issue, P 2. Image

2002        Sharema TV, Chin TV(Iranian program) , Interview with the artist, covering

                solo exhibit NAFAS. May 30th.

2002        Shahrvand, newspaper,  vol.11, #686, p.53, May 24.