Born in 1965 in
Graduated in painting from University of Tehran
Icarus Art Center
in 2002 and
started teaching on drawing and painting in this
University of Tehran
Lecturer in Al-Zahra Art University
Participated in the International
Contemporary Drawing Exhibition in
Tehran Museum of Contemporary
Participated in the
Contemporary Iranian drawing exhibition in
Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in
Participated in the 6th and 7th exhibition
of contemporary Iranian drawing in
Participated in the exhibitions of
Contemporary Iranian Drawing in
2003, 2004, and 2005.
Participated in the masters of
group exhibition in
Kamaleddin Behzad Gallery
in 2003, twice.
Awarded with Certificate of Merit in the 6th exhibition of
contemporary Iranian drawing in
Presented art works created between 1994
till 2003 in the first, second and third
exhibits of Barg Gallery
in 2003, a review of 10 years’ drawing (including 3 periods
of Dark, Emptiness and Bright) with over
one hundred figurative drawings.
the Persian Contemporary Realist and Hyper
Realist Painting Exhibition in
Niavaran Artistic Creations
Foundation in 2006.
Participated in the
exhibition of Devotion Art, painting exhibition:
A Window To Heaven in
Saba Institute of Culture and Art in 2007.
Participated in the 7th National Biennial of Iranian
Contemporary Painting in Saba Institute of Culture and Art
Participated in a selection of paintings by instructors of art colleges in
Museum of Contemporary Art in 2008.
Siavash Mahvis is a contemporary Iranian artist and a university professor. He owes his
acquaintance with the world of line and design to realist artists. Daumier, the great
French designer, has had a great influence on his mind. He is fascinated by the bitter
social humor and black, white, and gray relationships between the figures of Daumier's
design works. Daumier's quick etching with a few sharp lines and powerful spots excite
him a lot. He is also fascinated by the Russian literature and art works from celebrities
like Chekhov and Dostoyevsky, and powerful artists like Repin, Kramskoy, and serov. In
fact, it is the realism of these artists and their presence in various social layers that
influences him and nurtures his own mind. At some point of time, expressionist realist
tendencies of artists such as Kollwitz guided him towards his own social views and aesthetics
of his art works. Along with all these, realistic naturalism and his photo-realism experiences
enabled him to find better ways of expressing his inner thoughts.