A visual artist born in the north of Iran. Morteza's experience is in Graphic design, Calligraphy and painting. He continued his education in Graphic design but delved into his passion of other fields of visual arts. Unique to his style is Morteza's ability to bring the ancient script into a distinctive contemporary framework. His mixed media works are a result of expressing his concept and observations using font as his vehicle out of his Tehran studio. Morteza has taken a part in several exhibitions in Brussels, Tehran, Tokyo, Toronto and ....

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Morteza Shamissa


Azad University of Tehran

Master of Graphic Design 2016

Tehran University

Faculty of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Graphic Design 2002

Member of IGDS

Iranian Calligrapher Society

Degree in Calligraphy (Nasta'ligh) 1992

Solo Exhibitions

2015 - Calligraphy & Painting Exhibition, Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran

2009 - Calligraphy Exhibition, Dariush Sharifabadi Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2008 - Calligraphy Exhibition, Haft-Samar Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2004 - Calligraphy Exhibition, Visual Experiences, Toronto, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2016 - Group Calligraphy Exhibition, Sareban Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2015 - Iran Arts Now, De Young Museum, San Francisco, USA

2015 - Group Calligraphy Exhibition, Persian Idea Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2015 - Group Calligraphy Exhibition, Sareban Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2014 - Using Calligraphy in Modern Media, (Workshop and Exhibition), Golestan Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran

2012 - International Poster Competition, Poster for tomorrow, France

2012 - Tranava Triennial Poster, Slovakia

2008 - Group Calligraphy Exhibition, Dariush Sharifabadi Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2008 - Group Graphic Design Exhibition (Sarv-e-Noghreyee), Iranian Artist Forum, Tehran, Iran

2007 - Tehran International Poster Biennial, Tehran, Iran

2006 - International Monotheistic Religions Poster Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

2002 - Asahi Shimbun, Japan International Photography Salon, Japan

2001 - Calligraphy Group Exhibition, Tehran Gallery, (Modern Contest), Tehran, Iran

1995 - Calligraphy Group Exhibition in culture ministry salon, (classic calligraphy), Rasht, Iran


2011 - "Persian and Arabic Fonts, since Traditional Illumination to Modern Publication", Publication Magazine, (No, 51, 52, 53, 54), 2011


1998-2012 - Visual Arts Institutions

2008-2011 - Tehran Fine Arts High School

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