About

Email: PanteaKarimiArt [AT] gmail.com
Studio: Cubberley Artist Studios, Palo Alto, CA


Short Statement

I am a multidisciplinary artist investigating the intersection of art, science and history through medieval Persian, Arab and early modern European scientific manuscripts. My current project revisits my earlier interest in science as a high school student and explores a new perspective through the lens of art. The study of these early scientific materials enables me to combine visual and conceptual interpretations from my research with my own life narratives. These draw on the cultures and countries where I’ve lived, namely Iran, the UK and the US. I create interactive installations and two-dimensional works using silkscreen and digital illustration techniques and prints.

Full Statement

I am an Iranian-American multi-disciplinary artist with degrees in graphic design and fine arts (printmaking and painting). As a printmaker and painter, I am drawn to form, and as a graphic designer, to text and book layouts. These pieces all influence my art aesthetic and practice. From an early age, I was fascinated by the correlation between abstract ideas in science and their visual representations and studied both science and art in high school. The intense educational system and the societal pressures in post-revolutionary Iran eventually led me away from scientific pursuits into the direction of art as a career.

My current work and research fulfill my continued curiosity with science. In 2014, I began investigating the intersection of art, science and history through medieval Persian, Arab and early modern European scientific manuscripts. To me, these manuscripts represent world cultures and their values. Examining these archives is ultimately a cultural project for me. My perspective is also deeply informed by my upbringing in Iran and two subsequent moves to new cultures and countries: firstly the UK and then the US. My work combines threads from my life experiences with conceptual and visual interpretations from my research. I create interactive installations and two-dimensional works, utilizing drawing, silkscreen, and digital illustration techniques and prints on fabric, paper, and aluminum. 

Background

Pantea Karimi’s education in graphic design prepared her for both commercial work and academic research. To complete her Master’s Degree at the Art University in Tehran, she researched the beginning of the print industry in 19th century Iran. In the archive of the University of Tehran’s Central Library, she studied the first newspapers, which were printed from a stone lithographic process. She gathered reproductions of those newspapers and examined their illustrations, layout, and design.  Print media continued to be a major inspiration to her, both visually and conceptually; during her studies at Hastings College of Arts in England and later at San Jose State University, she developed more interest in the topic. in 2005, she further examined the design of Iranian newspapers and magazines from more recent times including the Pahlavi period (1925-1979) and the years following the Islamic Revolution of 1979, in the archive of Princeton University. Between 2006 and 2013 her paintings, digital works, and prints were inspired by the mass media, cultural identity, and sociopolitical turmoil around the globe. These events also inspired her exploration into the world of communication technologies and in particular social networking applications and the role they play in the formation of contemporary political events.

Bio

Pantea Karimi has lived, studied, and worked in Iran, the UK and the US and presently resides in San Jose, California. She started her training in painting and classical music at age 14, which led to her decision to pursue art professionally. Karimi earned her MFA in printmaking and painting from San Jose State University (2009). She also holds a Diploma in printmaking and glassworks from Hastings College of Arts and Technology in England (2004) and an MFA in graphic design from the Art University in Tehran, Iran (1999).

Karimi’s fine arts and graphic works are held in public and private collections and have been featured in several publications and media in Iran, Italy, Croatia, the UK, and the United States including an interview with the KQED, California Report in 2020. Her prints and digital works have been exhibited in diverse solo, group, and traveling exhibitions in Iran, Algeria, Germany, Croatia, Mexico, the UK, and the United States, including the de Young Museum and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Google, the NASA Ames Research Center, the San Jose City Hall, The San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, the New Bedford Art Museum, MIT’s Rotch Library, Pikto Gallery in Croatia and Aun Gallery in Iran.

Pantea Karimi has served as a judge on multiple panels and in academic institutions including The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, The University of Nevada, Reno, and the Euphrat Museum of Art. She has given Artist Talks in museums and universities including the LASER Talk at Stanford University and UC Berkeley and the San Jose Museum of Art. She has conducted research at the British Library, the Institute Archives & Special Collections at MIT, and the Marsh’s Library in Dublin, Ireland. She is the recipient of 2020 Holding the Moment Art Award, the 2019 City of San Jose Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant and Silicon Valley Artist Laureates Award, the 2017 Kala Fellowship-Residency Award, the 2011 San Jose Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute Fellowship, and the 2010 Distinguished Artist Award by the City of Cupertino Fine Arts Commission. Karimi is an Adjunct Faculty in the Departments of Studio Art and Digital Media at the College of San Mateo and Cabrillo College and maintains a studio at Cubberley Artist Studios in Palo Alto, CA.

CV

Education

2009 Masters of Fine Arts: Printmaking and Painting, with honors, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
2004 BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design: Printmaking, Painting and Glass, with distinction
Hastings College of Arts and Technology, Hastings, UK
1999 Masters of Design: Graphic Design, Art University, Tehran, Iran
1996 Bachelor of Design: Graphic Design, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran

Public Collection

2020 UC Davis Medical Group, Roseville, CA
2019
UC Davis Medical Center, Davis, CA
2019
University of California, San Francisco, CA
2019 Stanford University Health Care, Stanford, CA
2018
Kaiser Permanente in three locations: San Jose, Campbell and Sacramento, CA
2018 City of Palo Alto Public Art Program, Palo Alto, CA
2018 Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
2017 
Ruth Asawa Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2017 Stanford University Health Care, Redwood City, CA

Residency and Research

2019 Teaching Artist Residency and Lead of Curriculum Development, Chester Beatty, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Marsh’s Library, Dublin, Ireland 
2019
Visiting Artist, Printmaking Residency, Burning Bones Press, Houston, TX
2018
Rotch Library of Architecture & Planning and Institute Archives & Special Collections at MIT,
Cambridge, MA 
2018 The British Library, London, UK 
2017 
Kala Fellowship-Residency, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2016 The Malek Library, Tehran, Iran 
2013 Teaching Artist Residency and Lead of Curriculum Development, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

Solo Exhibition

2020 The Unbreakable Lightness of Mathematics, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA 
2020
The Forgotten Women of Science, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
2019 Countdown: Biruni, Galileo, Apollo, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
2018 Visual Thinking: Six Ways of Picturing Knowledge, The Rotch Library, MIT, Cambridge, MA
2017 Blind Spot, a dialogue, Ruth’s Table (Ruth Asawa Foundation Center), San Francisco, CA
2016 Punctum Caecum, a visual exploration into the magical world of medieval and early modern scientific manuscripts, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
2015 Mediated Senses, Google Campus, Building CL5, Mountain View, CA

2014 Mediated Senses, Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA 
2010 Mediated Senses, Mohr Gallery, Finn Center, Mountain View, CA 

Two-Person Exhibition

2014 UNNATURAL SELECTION, Mohr Gallery, Finn Center, Mountain View, CA
2013 Disappearance, Art Ark, San Jose, CA
2012 Monotype & Silkscreen, commercial building via Bay Van Gallery, Oakland, CA
1998 Forms and Shadows, Xorshid Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Traveling Exhibition

2017-2018 Folding Gardens, Kala Art Institute, Euphrat Museum of Art & San Jose Institute of Contemprorary Art
2017
Vision and Voice: Reflections of Immigrant Artists in California, San Jose & Oakland, CA

Art Ark Gallery & Chandra Cerrito Contemporary
2015 Living with Endangered Languages in the Information Age, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
Endangered, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA

2012 Mexico-California, A Bridge Beyond Borders: Innovations in Contemporary Printmaking
         Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico
         Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA
         Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

Group Exhibition

2021
Wall Garden, The Nature of Cities Festival, Ecological Urban Arts Exhibition, France

2020
Art of Planetary Science, University of Arizona, AZ
Wall Garden,
SFMOMA Artists Gallery, The Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
31 Women,
Whitney Modern Gallery, Los Gatos, CA
Women Pathmakers, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
Contemporary Iranian Art & Historical Imagination, UMass Campus Gallery, New Bedford, MA
2019

Space and Place, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
Diaspora Voiced
, Rythmix K Gallery, Alameda, CA
Elsewhere: Everywhere
Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX
Self-Portraits in the Age of Selfies
, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA

Once at Present, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
Wander Woman, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2018
#TimesUp, JAYJAY Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA 
PRINTSTALLATIONS, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA 
Coming With Care, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA

Trilogy, The 5th L.A.S.T Festival, Stanford Linear Accelerator, Menlo Park, CA
Arousing Biophilia, Art Ark, San Jose, CA
Consilience of Art & Science, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
Group Exhibition, Jeff King & Co. Design Company, San Francisco, CA
2017
Waterlines, New Museum Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA

Kindness as Resistance, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
Other Side III, Galerija Pikto, Zagreb, Croatia
Earth and Reveries, Fellowship Residency Exhibition, Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Retrofit, Telegraph Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Shelf Garden, The 4th L.A.S.T Festival, San Jose, CA
Revive, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA
StARTup Art Fair, Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco, CA
2016
World’s Faire 2030, NASA Research Center, Mountain View, CA 
Stateless, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

Anne & Mark’s Art Party SJ, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
1001 Plates, Shirin Art GalleryTehran, Iran

Impulse, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
StARTup Art Fair, Hotel Del Sol, San Francisco, CA
2015
Felt Encounters with Past and Present, Inspace Curatorial, San Francisco, CA

Bearing Witness: Surveillance in the Drone Age, Fort MasonSan Francisco, CA
50 and Looking Forward, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
2014
No War, Niavaran Art Center, Tehran, Iran
Anne & Mark’s ArtParty SJ, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
Community Matters, San Jose City Hall, San Jose, CA
The Other, Mediterranean Biennale of Contemporary Art of Oran, Algeria
The Chasm Arena, Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, CA
Deep Reading, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
2013
Creativity, Change, Commitment, Triton Museum, San Jose, CA

Our Veterans, San Pablo Art Center, San Pablo, CA
Don Quixote, Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Glyph, Art Ark, San Jose, CA
War and Healing, Euphrat Museum of Art, Den Anza College, Cupertino, CA
Exploring Urban Identities in De-Industrialized Cities, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
2012
The Future Imagined: What’s Next? 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, San Francisco, CA

X-Libris, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
NY Beats, Discourse on Art, Politics and Aesthetics: International Occupy Video, PLATFORM, Munich, Germany
2011
Summer in the City, Branch Gallery, Oakland, CA
(Political) Love Letters, ArtPad SF in Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Glocalism, Focus Gallery, Artik, San Jose, CA
The Collector’s Room, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Visual Territory, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
2010
Illusion, Climate Theater Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Monotype Marathon 2010, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2009
Traces of Being, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Warhol Now and Then, Wilsey Court, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Unseen Unsaid, Climate Theater, San Francisco, CA
2008
Local Color, Art Ark, San Jose, CA

Works on Paper, Orchard Commercial ART Space, San Jose, CA
Winter Art Exhibition, Sobrato Center, Milpitas, CA
2007
Iranian Alliances Across Borders, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2006
San Francisco Open Studios, Gate House, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA

Art On the Wall, SomArts, San Francisco, CA
2001-2003, UK
Visual Art Exhibition, Pier Gallery, Hastings, UK

Challenge the Nail, Salon Des Arts, London, UK
Summer Art Exhibition, New Riviera Gallery, Hastings, UK
Fourteen Annual Conference of the Iranian Women’s Studies Foundation, The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK
Spring Art Exhibition, New Riviera Gallery, Hastings, UK
Human Rain, Lauderdale House, London, UK
Challenge the Nail, Salon Des Arts, London, UK
Visual Art Exhibition, Conquest Hospital Gallery, Hastings, UK
1994-1999, Tehran, Iran
Fifth Annual Exhibition of Iranian Women Artists, Niavaran Art Center
Fourth Annual Exhibition of Iranian Women Artists, Niavaran Art Center
Still Life, Haft Samar Gallery
Third Annual Exhibition of Iranian Women Artists, Niavaran Art Center
Third Annual Exhibition of Graphic Design Works, Museum of Contemporary Art

Honor, Award, Grant

2020 Center for Cultural Innovation, City of San José Artists Grant
2020 Holding the Moment Award, A Public Art Initiative Responding to COVID-19, City of San Jose Office Public Art Program  
2020 The Art of Planetary Science exhibition’s winner and honorable mention, the University of Arizona
2020
The County of Santa Clara, Office of Women’s Policy Grant
2019 Nominee: Eureka Fellowship Program
2019
Silicon Valley Artist Laureates Award
2019
City of San Jose Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant (Travel to Dublin, Ireland)
2017 Kala Fellowship-Residency Award, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
2018
 Nominee: The SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
2018 Center for Cultural Innovation, Travel Grant (London, UK), San Jose, CA
2012 School of Arts and Culture Grant, San Jose, CA
2012 Multicultural Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) Fellowship
2011  Creative Capacity Fund Grant, San Francisco, CA
2010 Distinguished Artist Award, Fine Arts Commission, Cupertino, CA
2010 Creative Capacity Fund Grant, San Francisco, CA
2009 Orchard Commercial North First ArtSPACE Scholarship, San Jose, CA
2009 Nominee: Artshift Award, visual arts, San Jose, CA
2009 Nominee: The Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, San Jose State University
2008 Orchard Commercial North First ArtSPACE Award, San Jose, CA
2008 School of Art and Design Teaching Assistant Scholarship, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Publication

2020  An Homage to Khayyam and Pascal, Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, London, UK
2018 The Versatile Screenprint: High-Tech Tools &Traditional Forms, The Journal of The California Society of Printmakers, CA

Press

2020  Black & White, review of The Unbearable Lightness of Mathematics solo exhibition, SF Weekly
2020 KQED, California Report, The Forgotten Women of Science Art Exhibition, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
2020
Euphrat exhibit honors ‘Women Pathmakers’ Mercury News
2019
Countdown: Biruni, Galileo, Apollo, British Library Asian-African Studies Blog
2019 Silicon Valley Artist Laureates Award, Featured Artist, Article, Content Magazine
2019
Once at Present exhibition at Minnesota Street Project Gallery, Art Review, SF Weekly
2019
1979 Iranian Upheaval Resonates in “Once at Present”, Art Review, Arts Monthly
2019
Mercury 20 Gallery’s ‘Self-Portraits in the Age of Selfies’ expands the scope of self-portraiture, DailiyCa 
2018 L.A.S.T 2018, Exhibition Catalog
2018
Printstallations @ San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Square Cylinder, Sacramento, CA
2017  Euphrat Museum’s fall exhibit explores kindness and hope, The Mercury News, San Jose, CA

2017 Other Side Project III Comes to Zagreb: Pantea Karimi features her art and rich heritage, Mojzagreb.info, Zagreb, Croatia
2017 Other Side Project III in Pikto Gallery: Pantea Karimi exhibits The Garden of Dioscorides, ziher.hr, Zagreb, Croatia
2017 Featured Artist & Selected ArtworksDisquieting Muses Quarterly
2016 University Gallery exhibit keeps spotlight on heartbreaking refugee crisis, SouthCoast Today, New Bedford, MA
2016 We’re the Center of the Universe!, SF Weekly

2016 The Lux of A Dark Age, Artist Pantea Karimi Discusses Her Punctum Caecum Series, Exhibition Catalog, published by California State University, Stanislaus
2015 South Bay Arts: Extinct and Dying Languages the Focus of a New Euphrat Museum of Art Exhibit, Mercury News
2014 The Science of Imagination; Unnatural Selection Exhibition, Pelleh Magazine, Tehran, Iran

2013 Featured Artist & Selected Artworks on the Cover, Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine
2013 Don Quixote Group Exhibition; Looking at Artists’ Works in Aun Gallery, Honaronline, Tehran, Iran,
2013 Between the Two Worlds, Bahar Newspaper, Tehran, Iran,
2013 The Iranian Don Quixotism, Tandees Contemporary Art Magazine, Tehran, Iran,
2013 Breaking Silence: A Review of War & Healing at the Euphrat Museum of Art, ULTERA: EXTRA, London, UK
2013 Grit and (faded) Glory: new photography exhibit at NBAM, SouthCoast Today, New Bedford, MA
2013 Who is That (artist)?, ULTERA: EXTRA, London, UK
2012 Artist Pantea Karimi’s Political Mad-Libs, Sociecity, San Jose, CA
2011  Modernity, Sexuality, and Ideology in Iran: The Life and Legacy of Popular Female Artists, Selected Artwork on the Cover, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY
2010 Turning Words into Arts Earns Local Artist Top Honors, Cupertino Courier
2010 Visitors at Triton’s Gala Watch Artists Create, Santa Clara Weekly
2009 Iran on My Mind, Exhibition Catalog, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Traces of Being: Iran In The Passage of Memories, Los Angeles Times, Los Angles, CA
2009 The Artists as Nexus, Exhibition Catalog, San Jose, CA
2007 Looking at Printmaking/Part II: Exploring a Personal, Political and Psychological History through Printmaking,
ARTSHIFT SanJosé, San Jose, CA
2003 Art of the Week, The Local Rag, Hastings, UK
2001 Iran Rivoluzionarie In CorniceIO Donna Speciale Gioielli, Italy
1999 Manifestation of Feeling, a selection of paintings by Iranian female artists, Exhibition Catalog, Tehran, Iran
1997 Manifestation of Feeling, a selection of paintings by Iranian female artists, Exhibition Catalog, Tehran, Iran
1995 Iranian Women Exhibition, Iran Journal, Tehran, Iran

Panel and Artist Talk

2021  Interview & Featured Artist in Virtual Garden, The Nature of Cities Festival, France
2020
Artist Talk, Pantea Karimi in Conversation with Dr. Kathy Zarur, San Jose Museum of Quilts &Textiles
2020
Artist Talk,  LASER Talk series, Stanford University
2020
Artist Talk, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
2020 
Panel Discussion, The Forgotten Women of Science, San Jose Museum of Quilts &Textiles
2020 
Artist Talk, The Forgotten Women of Science, Los Altos Library
2018 
Artist Talk, Medieval ScienceSan Jose Museum of Art

2018 Artist Talk, PrintstallationsSan Jose Institute of Contemporary Art,
2017 Panel Discussion, Are Art Fairs Right for YouJennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
2017 
Artist Talk, Folding Gardens, Fellowship Residency Exhibition, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2017 Artist Talk, (Re) Visualizing Medieval Science, LASER Talk series, USF
2017 Artist Talk, (Re) Visualizing Medieval Science, LASER Talk series, UC Berkeley
2017 Artist Talk, (Re) Visualizing Medieval Science, San Jose State University
2016 Artist Talk, A Creative Conversation with stARTup SF artist & StARTup fair co-founders, Pics Art
2016 Artist Talk, Punctum Caecum, California State University, Stanislaus
2016 Artist Talk, Punctum Caecum, Art University, Tehran, Iran 
2015
 Panel Discussion, Felt Encounters with Past and Present, Inspace Curatorial, San Francisco, CA

2015 Artist Talk, Punctum Caecum, Los Altos Library
2015 Panel Discussion, Art, Science and Technology in Dialog, Moderator, Cubberley Artist Studios Gallery
2015 Artist Talk, Through Different Eyes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose, CA
2014 Artist Talk, Mediated SensesPeninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA
2014 Artist Talk, Contemporary Iranian Art SceneCalifornia State University Stanislaus
2013 Presenter, 10th Arts In Your ClassroomProfessional Development Conference, San Jose, CA
2013 Artist Talk, War and HealingDe Anza College Auditorium & Euphrat Museum of Art
2010 Artist Talk, monotype and silkscreen, California College of the Arts (CCA)
2009 Panel Discussion, Traces of BeingMorono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Teaching Experience, College and University

2018-present College of San Mateo, Adjunct Faculty: Portfolio Prep, Graphic Design, Drawing I&II 
2013-present
Cabrillo College, Adjunct Faculty: Design & Color Theory, Drawing Composition, Silkscreen I&II 

2008-2020 De Anza College, Euphrat Museum of Art, Instructor: Digital Arts, Graphic Design
2010 San Jose State University, Co-Teaching: Silkscreening Techniques
2008 San Jose State University, Teaching Associate: Two-Dimensional Design Concepts
2009 San Jose State University, Teaching Assistant: Color Theory, Beginning Painting
2007 San Jose State University, Teaching Assistant: Representational Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design Concepts

Teaching Experience, Art Center and Art Institution

2015-2019 Palo Alto Art Center: Silkscreen Techniques
2012-2014 Montalvo Arts Center: Painting, Digital Arts
2006-2019 Community School of Music and Arts: Studio Arts
2011-2017 TechShop: Textile Silkscreening Techniques
2002-2003 Education Action Zone, UK: Internet Applications, Graphic Design
1993-2001 Art Studio, Tehran, Iran: Drawing, Painting

Graphic Design and Management Experience

2009 Graphic Designer and Art Director, San Jose State University: Lift Off, Masters of Fine Arts exhibition catalog
2006 Graphic Designer, MIT, Cambridge, MA: Thresholds 32: ACCESS, journal of architecture, art, media and culture
2006 Art Program Specialist, Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose, CA
2001-2003 Artist Assistant and Studio Manager, Alan Rankle Fine Art Studio, Hastings, UK
1998-2001 Graphic Designer, Tehran, Iran

Judging Panel, Committee and Board Member

2010-2013-2015 & 2021 Mentor and Judge, MultiMedia Art Academy programs, Fremont School Disrtrict, CA
2020 
Judge, Student Art Exhibition, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
2019 
Judge, 2020 Art and Cultural Exchange Grant, City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs

2015 Committee Member, Student Equity Pilot Program, Cabrillo College
2011 Board Member, Artshift San Jose, online arts and culture publication
2008 Committee Member, Foundation Courses & Students’ Art Exhibition, San Jose State University
2008 Judge, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College Students’ Art Exhibition
2007 Judge, San Jose Downtown Doors Art Project, San Jose Downtwon Foundation

Project and Workshop 

2021 Window Display Project, boosting local businesses affected by COVID-19, Alameda Street, San Jose, CA
2019 Curator, adults art exhibition and calligraphy workshop, Cubberley Artist Studios Art Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
2017 Curator and Lead of Curriculum Development, youth art exhibition, Cubberley Artist Studios Art Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
2018 Organizer, art-science art exhibition, youth workshop and artists panel discussion, Cubberley Artist Studios Art Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
2016 Lead Teaching Artist, Workshop, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
2016 Lead Teaching Artist, Workshop, Palo Alto Art Center, CA
2012 Lead Teaching Artist and Lead of Curriculum Development, art workshops and youth art installation, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View, CA
2011 Lead Teaching Artist, art workshops and youth art installation, Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
2002 Collaborator, Alan Rankle Fine Art Studio, landscape mural project, private residence, London, UK

Volunteer Experience

2015-present Volunteer, art-science panel discussions, workshops, and youths and adults art-exhibitions, Cubberley Artist Studios Art Programs, Palo Alto, CA
2001-2002
 Volunteer Art Studio Assistant, Conquest Hospital, Children Ward’s Art Studio, Hastings, UK

1995-1997 Musician and Music Instructor: classical guitar, xylophone and flute recorder,Orff Music Institute, Tehran, Iran                   

Certificates

  • Artists Teach Arts (comprehensive upper-level course), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • CA CBEST Certificate, San Jose, CA
  • English for Business Certificate, Hastings College of English Language, UK

Fine Arts Skills

  • Painting
    Watercolor, acrylic, oil, and gouache
  • Drawing
    Charcoal, pencil, pastel, colored pencil, and collage
  • Glass
    Illustration & Fusing techniques, collage, and use of kiln
  • Printmaking
    Intaglio (hard-ground, sugar-lift, aquatint, spit-bite and two-plates)

    Silkscreen (monotype, mixed media, textile, halftone CMYK process, autographic, photomontage, vinyl and paper stencils )
    Monotype (viscosity printing, dry transfer, counter print & photo transfer)
    Wood-cut and Linocut

Graphics Applications

  • Adobe
    Illustrator, Photoshop, In-design, Premiere Elements 10
  • Microsoft
    Word, PowerPoint, Excel

Gallery Representation and Membership

  • Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA (2018-present)
    Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2013-2016)
    Togonon Gallery, Geary St. SF (2011-2013)
    Artlyowl (2020-present)
    Aftab Committee, Washington, D.C., Pantea Karimi
  • Saatchiart/PanteaKarimi: Saatchi Art Online
  • Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
  • de Young Museum & Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
    WEAD, Oakland, CA