Helia Pouyanfar
(b. 1995, Iran)
helia.pouyanfar@gmail.com | https://heliapouyanfar.com/ | IG @heliapouyanfar

Education
2020     University of California Davis, MFA Candidate, Class of 2022
2019      University of California Berkeley, BA in Practice of Art

Solo Exhibitions
2018      Reflection Garden, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
2018      Rhythmical Abstraction, 165, Project Space 1, UC Berkeley
2018      Gone, Kroeber Cases, UC Berkeley

Group Exhibitions
2021    Free Fall, Brittany, Vallejo, CA 
2021     Un/Equal Freedoms: Expressions for Social Justice, Center on Race, Immigration, and Social Justice, Sacramento State University, CA
2020     Reflection, National Juried Exhibition, Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, CA 
2019      Liminal Space: Spring 2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley
2019      Support Group, call (510) 402-2086, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley
2018      The Berkeley Biennial, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley
2018      Re-reimagined, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley
2018      Everything Must Go, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley

Collections
2018- 2019      Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Awards, Fellowships and Grants
2021       Margrit Mondavi Graduate Fellowships, UC Davis Humanities Institute
2021      Mary Lou Osborn Award, UC Davis Art Studio MFA
2019      Lauren Krikorian Memorial Prize, UC Berkeley Art Practice
2019      Certificate of Excellence in Sculpture, UC Berkeley Art Practice
2018      Honors Program and Studio, UC Berkeley Art Practice

Publications
2020      Arc Gallery & Studios, Reflection Catalog, National Juried Exhibition 
2020      Root Division, MFA Never Catalog, 2020 Archive Project/ Juried Exhibition 
2020      Berkeley Arts + Design, Made at Berkeley Showcase Book, Issue 04 

Talks
2020      Arc Gallery "Reflection" Exhibition Artist Talk

Interviews
2021       California Aggie, "The lives of UC Davis art students in quarantine",  https://theaggie.org/2021/02/10/the-lives-of-uc-davis-art-students-in-quarantine
2021       Basement Gallery, Episode 6: New Beginnings Podcast, https://ucdbasementgallery.podbean.com/e/episode-6-new-beginnings-first-year-mfa/
Internships
Summer 2018      Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Internship Program, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

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