Ahmad Vakili

Tehran, Iran – 1961

B.A. in Visual Arts, Honar University, Tehran
M.A. in Art, Azad University, Tehran

Select Solo and Group Exhibitions
Over 120 Solo and Group exhibitions

Society of Iranian Painters
1991 Select award in Bolonia Festival, Italy
1992 Select award in International Children’s Book Illustration Festival, Tehran
2000 Published select drawings
2006 Founder of the First Handmade Printmaking Biennale, Tehran
2007 Head of the Society of Iranian Painters
2010 Founder of the First International Symposium, “From Persepolis to Persian Gulf”
2011 Organizer of 8th National Biennale of Tehran

In my life, trees symbolize resistance and stability. Every time I paint trees, I am pursuing interpretations of the concepts of life, especially if the trees are lonely and a little far from the masses.

Like the lover who remains steadfast in love and misunderstood; and yet — he is in love.

Ahmad Vakili | Iran 2013