Tagged: Mehnoush Modonpour

No! It’s not a Medusa!

Self-portrait/Scream & “Friends”

A product of pain and suffering period in my life of a belief that was broken, a moment of questioning all that existed, the bitter truth & unfairness.

And the remedy for that pain and suffering was to create that “scream”. The scream that never came out; burning me from inside.

I am a survivor!

A story of Me!

I discovered my passion for Art at the age of 10 while drawing in the classroom. From that moment, it has been my dream to become an artist. I wanted to continue my education in Art but, due to my family’s beliefs, becoming an artist was not an option for me.

In 1984, I moved to Paris in order to begin my post-secondary education in fashion and design. I graduated in 1987 from the “Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne”.

Upon my return to Tehran, I started my own fashion design house with several employees. At the same time as this, I continued to take different courses in drawing and painting. I took one of these courses with the famous Contemporary Artist Parvaneh Etemadi.

In 1996 my husband and I immigrated, with our baby daughter, to Canada. I learned English, my third language, and continued my education in New Media and became a Multimedia and Web Designer.

MeThis did not stop me, however, from continuing to pursue my first passion – painting. Although I worked full time as a Web Designer/Developer, my love affair with painting remained one of the most important things in my life. I continued to paint, on and off, and experimented with different mediums and styles.

In September of 2011, I made the biggest decision of my life and quit my job in order to be a full-time artist.

I love to learn and express myself through new mediums. I would also like to perfect and excel in the mediums with which I am already familiar.