About

Email: PanteaKarimiArt [AT] gmail.com
Cell : 408. 799 33 TWO 8
Studio: Cubberley Artist Studios, Palo Alto, CA

Statement

My work as a multidisciplinary artist explores the intersection of art with history and science and examines how the broader aesthetic considerations of science are closely related to art. I am captivated by the correlation between abstract ideas and their visual representations. I research illustrations and texts of medieval Persian, Arab and early modern European scientific manuscripts in five areas: mathematics, medicinal botany, anatomy, astronomy and cartography.

These manuscripts provide a unique platform for investigating the influence of past scientific concepts and their manifestations on our contemporary perception of the world. They represent world cultures, their values and the progression of scientific ideas throughout history.

Utilizing conceptual and visual interpretations from my research, I create individual bodies of artwork using interactive installations, VR, silkscreen, digital illustrations, and prints. Collectively, my art highlights the pivotal role of epistemic images in presenting and communicating knowledge and generating new vision. It also represents my culture, identity, life-experience, and journey of self-discovery through science and history.

Background

Pantea Karimi is a printmaker and painter and also holds a professional degree with work experience in graphic design, all of which have influenced her fine art aesthetic and practice. As a printmaker and painter, she is obsessed with form and as a graphic designer, she has always been interested in text, design, and layout of books and print media.

Her 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 the 19th century Iran, including the first newspapers, which were printed from a stone lithographic process. She gathered reproductions of those newspapers and studied their illustrations, layout, and design.  She became fascinated by the ways in which text and image complemented one another in novel ways. Print media became increasingly a major source of inspiration to her, both visually and conceptually.  In 2014, she began a new research project which revisited her earlier investigations in the history of Iranian print media. Since then, her work has been an exploration into the pages of medieval and early modern scientific manuscripts.

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 in 2009. She also holds a Diploma in printmaking and glassworks from Hastings College of Arts and Technology in England in 2004 and an MFA in graphic design from the Art University in Tehran, Iran, in 1999.

Karimi’s fine arts and graphic works are in public and private collections and have been featured in several publications in Iran, Italy, Croatia, the UK, and the United States. 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 in San Francisco, 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, the Google Company and the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, the San Jose City Hall, The San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation, the New Bedford Art Museum and MIT’s Rotch Library in Massachusetts, Pikto Gallery in Croatia and Platform in Germany. Pantea Karimi has given lectures and artist talks in museums and universities including the LASER Talk and the San Jose Museum of Art. Her Research Residencies include The British Library, the Institute Archives & Special Collections at MIT and the Marsh’s Library in Dublin, Ireland. She is the recipient of the 2019 City of San Jose Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant; the 2019 Silicon Valley Artist Laureates Award; the 2016-2017 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 in 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

2019 UC Davis Medical Center, Davis, CA
2019
University of San Francisco, CA
2019 Stanford Health Care, Stanford, CA
2018
Kaiser Permanente: San Jose, Campbell and Sacramento, CA
2018 Pence Gallery, Davis, CA
2017 
Ruth Asawa Foundation, San Francisco, CA
2017 Stanford Health Care, Redwood City, CA

Residency and Research

2019 Teaching Artist Residency and Lead of Curriculum Development, medieval Persian scientific manuscripts, Chester Beatty, Dublin, Ireland
2019 Marsh’s Library, Dublin, Ireland (Research: 16th-17th c. Scientific Manuscripts)
2019
Visiting Artist, Printmaking Residency, Burning Bones Press, Houston, TX
2018
The Rotch Library of Architecture & Planning and Institute Archives & Special Collections at MIT,

Cambridge, MA (Research: 19th c. Scientific Manuscripts)
2018 The British Library, London, UK (Research: Medieval and Early Modern Scientific Manuscripts)
2017 
Kala Fellowship-Residency Award, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2016 The Malek Library, Tehran, Iran (Research: Medieval Scientific Manuscripts)
2013  Teaching Artist Program Residency and Lead of Curriculum Development, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

Solo Exhibition

2020 Intersect, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA (May-June)
2020
The Forgotten Women of Science, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA (Jan-March)
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 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

2019
Truth & Dare, Mercury 20, Oakland, CA
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
20/20, Mercury 20, Oakland, CA
Connect and CollectSan Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Auction, San Jose, CA
#TimesUp#Metoo#Wesiadenough, 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
Kala Artists’ Annual Exhibition, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, 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
Connect and CollectSan Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Auction, San Jose, CA
Earth and Reveries, Fellowship Residency Exhibition, Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Retrofit, Telegraph Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Kala Art Auction, Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley, 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
Connect and Collect, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Auction, San Jose, CA

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
Connect and Collect, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Auction, San Jose, CA

SF Bike Coalition Art Auction, Metreon, San Francisco, CA
A Tribute to Mondrian, Land Art Project, Twisted Wish Studio and Ranch, Bonny Doon, Santa Cruz, CA
Artik’s 20th Annual Exhibition, Artik, San Jose, CA

2014
Theory of Survival: Fabrications, Night Markets Events, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

No War, Niavaran Art Center, Tehran, Iran
SF Bike Coalition Art Auction, Metreon, San Francisco, CA
Ruth’s Table Art Auction, Ruth Asawa Center, San Francisco, CA
Connect and Collect, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Auction, San Jose, CA
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

SF Bike Coalition Art Auction, Metreon, San Francisco, CA
Our Veterans, San Pablo Art Center, San Pablo, CA
12×12, Cabrillo College Art Gallery, Aptos, 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, The Performance Art Institute, SF, CA

X-Libris, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
NY Beats, Discourse on Art, Politics and Aesthetics: International Occupy Video, PLATFORM, Munich, Germany
La Gran Pachanga Art Auction, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
DYAD, Art Ark, San Jose, CA
Directly indirect, Kriewall-Haehl Gallery, Portola Valley, CA

2011
Caution: Vegetable Garden, Land Art, Willowside Ranch, Pescadero, CA

Summer in the City, Branch Gallery, Oakland, CA
(Political) Love Letters, ArtPad SF in Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Spring Group Show, Focus Gallery– Artik, San Jose, CA
Fiesta Night Gala, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Night Market, Artist Reading Room, Oakland, CA
The Collector’s Room, Togonon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Small and High Quality, Art Ark, San Jose, CA
Visual Territory, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Works on Paper, Community School of Music and Arts Gala Art Auction, Menlo Park, CA

2010
Illusion, Climate Theater Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Mid-Spring Evening Gala, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Monotype Marathon 2010, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Works on Paper, Community School of Music and Arts Gala Art Auction, Menlo Park, CA

2009
Traces of Being, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Warhol Now and Then, Wilsey Court, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Lift Off, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Unseen Unsaid, Climate Theater, San Francisco, CA
Works on Paper, Community School of Music and Arts and Gala Art Auction, Menlo Park, CA

2008
Local Color, Art Ark, San Jose, CA

Works on Paper, Community School of Music and Arts Gala and Art Auction, Menlo Park, CA
Works on Paper, Orchard Commercial ART Space, San Jose, CA
Winter Art Exhibition, Sobrato Center, Milpitas, CA
Art Auction, Works, San Jose, CA

2007
Iranian Alliances Across Borders, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA

SJSU Art Exhibition, Art Ark, San Jose, CA

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

2019 Nominee: Eureka Fellowship Program
2019
Silicon Valley Artist Laureates Award
2019
City of San Jose Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant, San Jose (USA)-Dublin (Ireland)

2018  Center for Cultural Innovation Travel Grant, The Courtauld Art Institute Art and Science Conference in London, San Francisco, CA
2018  Nominee: The SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
2012 School of Arts and Culture Grant, Collaborative Community Art Project, San Jose, CA

2011-12 Multicultural Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) Fellowship, School of Arts and Culture, San Jose, CA (Organizational skills and knowledge, participation in community-wide forums, initiatives and task forces)
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, visual arts, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
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

Press

2019 Countdown: Biruni, Galileo, Apollo, British Library Asian-African Studies Blog
2019 Silicon Valley Artist Laureates Award, Featured Artist, Article, Content Magazine, San Jose, CA
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, Exhibition Review, DailiyCa by Camryn Bell
2018 L.A.S.T 2018, Exhibition Catalog, By Joel Slayton and Emily Bright, published by Amazon.com
2018
Printstallations @ San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Square Cylinder, Sacramento, CA
2018 Author, The Versatile Screenprint: High-Tech Tools & Traditional Forms,  The Journal of The California Society of Printmakers, 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 found in Persian, European and Arab medieval scholarly scientific recordsMojzagreb.info, Zagreb, Croatia
2017 International Exhibition Other Side Project III in Pikto Gallery: Pantea Karimi exhibits the installation of The Garden of Dioscorides, ziher.hr, Zagreb, Croatia
2017 Featured Artist & Selected ArtworksDisquieting Muses Quarterly, online poetry magazine, Berkeley, CA
2016 University Gallery exhibit keeps spotlight on heartbreaking refugee crisis, SouthCoast Today, New Bedford, MA
2016 Art: We’re the Center of the Universe!, SF Weekly, San Francisco, CA

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

2013 Featured Artist & Selected Artworks on the Cover, Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine, Cupertino, CA
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 Euphrat Museum’s latest exhibit coincides with Silicon Valley Reads 2013, Sunnyvale Sun, Sunnyvale, CA
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
2012 Art galleries are popping up everywhere in Silicon Valley, San Jose Mercury News, 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 The Artist in a Cyber-World, ARTSHIFT San José, San Jose, CA
2010 Turning Words into Arts Earns Local Artist Top Honors, Cupertino Courier, Cupertino, CA
2010 Visitors at Triton’s Gala Watch Artists Create, Santa Clara Weekly, Santa Clara, CA
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
2008 Here Come the Candidates, ARTSHIFT San José, 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

2019 Oct, Artist Talk, Artist Portfolio & Guide to Branding, College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
2018 Nov, Artist Talk, Medieval ScienceSan Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
2018 
Feb, Artist Talk, Printstallations, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA

2017 Oct, Panel Discussion, Are Art Fairs Right for You, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, CA
2017
Sep, Artist Talk, Folding Gardens, Fellowship Residency Exhibition, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2017 Sep, Artist Talk, The Medieval Science and Visual Illustrations, College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA
2017
July, Artist Talk, (Re) Visualizing Medieval Science, LASER Talk series, USF, San Francisco, CA

2017 May, Artist Talk, (Re) Visualizing Medieval Science, Featured Artist Presentation SeriesSAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco, CA
2017 April, Artist Talk, (Re) Visualizing Medieval Science, LASER Talk series, UC Berkeley, CA
2017 April, Artist Talk, (Re) Visualizing Medieval Science, San Jose State University, CA
2016 Mar, Artist Talk, A Creative Conversation with stARTup SF artist Pantea Karimi & StARTup fair co-founders Ray Beldner and Steve ZavatteroPics Art, San Francisco, CA
2016 Mar, Artist Talk, Punctum Caecum, a visual exploration into the magical world of medieval and early modern scientific manuscripts, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
2016 Jan, Artist Talk, Punctum Caecum, a visual exploration into the magical world of medieval and early modern scientific manuscripts, University of Art, Tehran, Iran 
2015
 Dec, Panel Discussion, Felt Encounters with Past and Present, Inspace Curatorial, San Francisco, CA

2015 May, Collaborative Panel Discussion, Art, Science and Technology in Dialog, Organizer and Moderator, Cubberley Studio Programs, Palo Alto, CA
2015 Oct, Artist Talk, Punctum Caecum, a visual exploration into the magical world of medieval and early modern scientific manuscripts, Los Altos Library, Los Altos, CA
2015 Mar, Artist Talk, Through Different Eyes, SJSU and Alzahra Photography Collaborative project, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose, CA

2014 Sep, Artist Talk, Mediated Senses, Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA
2014 Mar, Artist Talk, Contemporary Iranian Art Scene, California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, CA
2013 Sep, Artist Talk, Disappearance, Art Ark, San Jose, CA
2013 Apr, Presenter, 10th Arts In Your Classroom: Professional Development Conference, San Jose, CA
2013 Mar, Artist Talk, War and Healing, De Anza College Auditorium & Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA
2013 Feb, Artist Talk, mixed-media prints, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
2010 Dec, Artist Talk, monotype and silkscreen, California College of the Arts (CCA), Oakland, CA
2009 Nov, Artist Talk, Postmodernism & Postcolonialism, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
2009 Oct, Panelist, Traces of Being, Morono Kiang Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Project and Workshop 

2019 Curator, Cats, From Artist Expression to Devotion, art exhibition and calligraphy workshop, Cubberley Art Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
2017
Curator and Lead of Curriculum Development, Guided Colors, art workshops and youth art exhibition, Cubberley Art Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
2016
 Lead Teaching Artist, Seeing Science through the Lens of Art, silkscreen workshop, in conjunction with Punctum Caecum solo exhibition, California State University, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA

2016 Lead Teaching Artist, Mathematical Patterns, collage workshop, Community School of Music and Arts, Mountain View, CA
2016 Lead Teaching Artist, painting workshop, Palo Alto Art Center, CA
2016 Lead Teaching Artist, Bird in the Hand, silkscreen workshop, in conjunction with the exhibition’s reception, Palo Alto Art Center, CA
2012 Lead Teaching Artist and Lead of Curriculum Development, My Homeland, art workshops and youth art installation, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View, CA
2011 Co-Lead of Curriculum Development, Slot Shelters, collaborative art and design curricula, San Jose, CA
2011 Lead Teaching Artist, We Are Socially Networked, 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

Teaching Experience, College and University

2018-present College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA, Adjunct Faculty: Portfolio Review, Graphic Design, Drawing
2013-present
 Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, Adjunct Faculty: Design & Color Theory, Drawing Composition, Silkscreening Techniques

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

Teaching Experience, Art Center and Art Institution

2015-2019 Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA: Silkscreen Techniques
2012-2014 Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA: Painting, Digital Arts
2011-2017 TechShop, San Jose, CA: Textile Silkscreening Techniques
2002-2003 Education Action Zone, Hastings, UK: Internet Applications, Graphic Design
1993-2001 Art Studio, Tehran, Iran: Drawing, Painting

Judging Panel, Committee and Board Member

2019  Judge, 2020 Art and Cultural Exchange Grant, City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, San Jose, CA
March-May 2015 Committee Member, Student Equity Pilot Program, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
2011 Board Member, Artshift San Jose, online arts and culture publication, San Jose, CA
2008 Committee Member, Foundation Courses & Students’ Art Exhibition, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
2008 Judge, Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College Students’ Art Exhibition, Cupertino, CA
2007 Judge, City of San Jose Downtown Doors Art Project, San Jose, CA

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

Volunteer Experience

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, color-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, After Effects, Premier Elements 10
  • Microsoft
    Word, Power Point, 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)
  • 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