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A V I S H E H    M O H S E N I N
b. 1973  / France,  Iran, U.S.

Lives and works in Houston, TX

2021  “PLAYING FIELDS” Heidi Vaughan Fine Art {Houston, TX, USA} –  Photos on archival metal prints & Photo Collages 

2019  “RESURFACE” Lone Star College {Houston, TX, USA} –  Photos on archival metal prints & Photo Collages 

2018  “RESURFACE” Heidi Vaughan Fine Art {Houston, TX, USA} –  Photos on archival metal prints & Photo Collages 

2019  “RESURFACE” Live Oak Art Center {Columbus, TX, USA} –  Photos on archival metal prints & Photo Collages

2007  “I Cry Out” Golestan Gallery {Tehran, Iran} –  Photo and sound installation.

S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S

G R O U P   E X H I B I T I O N S

2020  "Sit Next to Me" White Wall Space Gallery [NYC, NY] - Photographs from Resurface

2019  "Resurface.Letters" Box 13 Art Space [Houston, TX] - Installation of large scale letters from Resurface

2019  "Structure/Nature" NCV-Curated by Sabine Casparie [Houston, TX] - Images from Resurface

2018  Community Stories of Hurricane Harvey The Houston Flood Museum [Houston, TX] – Images & Texts from Resurface

2018  "Seeing Harvey: Personal Stories-Public Responses" FotoFest [Houston, TX] - Images from Resurface

2016  "Tempo.Memoria” MIIT Museo, Curated by Sergio Gomez [Turin, ITALY] – Photo collages

2016  "12 x 12 Showcase” Prak-Sis Gallery Curated by Mi-yeon Kwon [Chicago, USA] – Trance-formation Series

2013  "Acts of Gravitas" Eyeporium Gallery Curated by Carron Little [Chicago, USA]

2012  Margin Art Collective Show Prak-Sis Gallery [Chicago, USA]

​2012  "I Can Do That" Variable Space Curated by Jenny Lam [Chicago, USA] 

​2011  "Exquisite Corpse" Fulton Street Collective Curated by Jenny Lam [Chicago, USA]​

​2010  Art Chicago Toyota Creative Lounge Chicago [Chicago, USA]
2010  "Mood" curated show at Toyota Creative Lounge Chicago THE FIRST Event [
Chicago, USA]​
2010  "International Women’s Day" Chicago Art Department [
Chicago, USA]​

​2009  "Three" Margin Gallery [Chicago, USA]​

2009  "First Spring Show" Margin Gallery [Chicago, USA]​

​2008  "Geographies of the Mind" Margin Gallery [Chicago, USA]​

​2007  Aldo Castillo Contemporary Gallery [Chicago, USA]​

​2007  "Sojourn" Margin Gallery [Chicago, USA]​

​2004  "Immersion Point" LIPA Gallery [Chicago, USA]​
2004  "Circus of Truth" LIPA Gallery [
Chicago, USA]​

2004  "Transience" Alliance Française de Chicago [Chicago, USA]​

​2003  "Photos of the North-West" Cascade Gallery [Seattle, USA]​


2021 - Shoutout Houston - Meet Avisheh Mohsenin: Artist and Economist

2021 - Sabine Casparie - Essay on Playing Fields in exhibit catalogue

2021 - Constance Lewis - Essay on Playing Fields in exhibit catalogue

2019 - Houston Press - Article by Sussie Tommaney

2019 - Art Houston Magazine - Article by Sabine Casparie, Issue #8

2018  Full Frame Close Up / CGTN America - TV Documentary about Resurface art show and the Hurricane

2018  Houston Chronicle/Gray Matters  - "Harvey Made Ruins, I Made Art," Personal story

2018  Visual Art Source - {Houston, TX, USA} - Recommended Art Show by Donna Tennant

2018  Houstonia Magazine {Houston, TX, USA} – coverage of Resurface Show

2018 - Rabea Ballin - Essay on Resurface in exhibit catalogue

2018 - Patricia Restrepo - Essay on Resurface in exhibit catalogue

2017  Houston Chronicle/Gray Matters {Houston, TX, USA} – Story of Harvey Floods

2010  Factio Magazine {Chicago, IL, USA} – video and print interview
2009 – Iranian of the Day
2007  Chicago Reader {Chicago, IL, USA} – published photo as the selected artworks of the week
2007  Centerstage {Chicago, IL, USA} – mentioned artist in the ‘must-see exhibits’
2007  Aksnameh {Quarterly photo magazine, Tehran, Iran} – published on the cover of the September 2007 issue
2007  Etemaad Melli {Tehran daily paper, Iran} – published interview on the solo show at Golestan Gallery

C O L L A B O R A T I V E   W O R K

2010 - present

2010 - present

2008 - Someplace Else (2008, 70 min, Color, USA) Co-director & Co-producer |

Available at Amazon Prime. Shown at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2009 (Grand Jury Award - Best Documentary nomination), Rhode Island International, Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival, IFP Meet the Filmmaker, Chicago Asian American Showcase.

2008: "1+1=3" SIP {Chicago, USA} Collaborative art installation

2007-2013: Member of Margin Gallery Artist Collective {Chicago, IL}

2002: "Lightmare" Group 312 Films {Chicago, USA} A choreography video in collaboration with Kai-Duc Luong & Alexandra Loewe

2012 & 13 - School of the Art Institute of Chicago {Chicago, USA} Continuing education courses in Art Critique & Painting Studio

2002 - Columbia College {Chicago, USA} Continuing education in photography

1999 - Illinois State University {Normal, USA} Masters of Science in Economics

1996 - University of Tehan {Tehran, Iran}  Bachelor of Science in Economics​



Houston Arts Foundation {Board Member & Chair of Adopt-a-Monument} – 501(c)(3) preserving 400 city-owned public artworks 

​Pasfarda Arts & Cultural Exchange {Co-founder & President} – 501(c)(3) promoting peace through the arts

Margin Art Gallery & Collective {Member artist: 2007-2010} An artist collective based in Chicago

LUMO Production {Co-founder} Production company focused on documentary and artistic films & videos

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