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Born in Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in the Washington D.C. area

Represented by Hemphill ARTWORKS

Education

2011

MFA in Studio Art, American University, Washington D.C.

2006

BFA, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington D.C.

Solo Exhibitions

2019

 I surrender to you, ashen lands and blue skies, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington D.C.

2016

Everything became nearness and all the nearness turned to stone, Hemphill Fine Arts,

Washington D.C. 

As you spread, I am erased, Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2015

Your Splendor Shall Soar Through The Ashes, Randall Scott Projects, Baltimore, MD 

Ethereal Transgressions, Shirin Gallery, New York, NY

2013

A leaf from my rose garden, Curated by Steven Matijcio, Southern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2012

I'm Coming Home, Contemporary Wing Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2011

Perpetual Traveler, JK Gallery, Culver City/Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions 

2019

Sign Systems, Kohl Gallery, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

2nd Tri-Annual Maryland State Artist Registry Juried Exhibition, Maryland Art Place,   Baltimore, MD

Boundless, Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, Silver Spring, MD

2018

More Or Less, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington D.C.

Drawing In/Drawing Out: Contemporary Drawing, Curated by Magnolia Laurie, Dana Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

2017

Close At Hand, Curated by Blair Murphy, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Gallery, Washington DC

Out/Side & In/Between, Curated by Jarvis DuBois, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

Reasoned Likelihood, Grizzly Grizzly Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016

The Simurgh, curated by Nada Alaradi and Jeremy Stern, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2015

Looking Back/Looking Forward: 15 Years of Millennium Arts Salon, Brentwood Art Exchange, Brentwood, MD

Strictly Painting, juried by Vesela Sretenovic, senior curator of modern and contemporary art at The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA  

Bethesda Painting Awards, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD

Brentwood Arts Exchange 5th Year Anniversary Exhibition, Gateway Arts Center, Brentwood, MD

2014

Friends with Benefits, Contemporary Wing, Washington D.C.

The Grand Cypher: Hip Hop, Iran and Syria, Curated by Julie Ashcraft (Jigsawnovich), Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Centerfold Artists, Project 4 Gallery, Washington D.C.

Scope Art Fair, New York, NY

Art14 London Art Fair, London, UK

Here and Now, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

BiPolar, curated by Andrea Pollan, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

2013

 

Pulp 3: works on paper, works with paper, Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, AL

The Sondheim Semi-Finalists Exhibition, Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries of Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Nostalgia Structures, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD

Bethesda Painting Awards, Gallery B, Bethesda, MD

Scope Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

Social Construction, Curated by Blair Murphy, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

Scope Art Fair, New York, NY

2012

(e)merge Art Fair, Washington D.C.

Machines For Living, Curated by Jenny Sidhu Mullins, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

Crossing the line, curated by Barbara O'Brien, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

2011

(e)merge Art Fair, Washington D.C. 

Bilateral Trace: Four Emerging Artists From Iran, Strohl Art Center/Bellowe Family Gallery, Chautauqua, NY

Artist Tribute 2, Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C.

CultureScapes, curated by Isabel Manalo, Addison Ripley Gallery, Washington D.C.

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Katzen Art Center at American University, Washington D.C.

Saturnalia, Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C.

2010

Introductions 6, Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C.

Intention, First Year MFA exhibition, Katzen Art Center, Washington D.C.

Seeing Green, featuring the work of Shirin Neshat, Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C.

2009

Colorblind/Colorsite, Curated by Rachel Sitkin, American University Rotunda Gallery Katzen Art Center, Washington D.C.

Tension, In association with the International Art Affairs, Moderno, Washington D.C.

Fresh: An Exhibition of Urban Contemporary Art, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2008

You Won't Believe Your Eyes, the 23rd Annual Corcoran College of Art and Design Print Portfolio, Civilian Art Projects, Washington D.C.

2007

Story Time, The 22nd Annual Corcoran College of Art + Design Print Portfolio, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington D.C.

2006

Introductions 2, Irvine Contemporary, Washington D.C.

Thinking Voodoo, the 21st Annual Corcoran College of Art + Design Print Portfolio, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington D.C.

Senior Thesis Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

2005

Post-MC II, Sarah Silberman Gallery of Art, Rockville, MD

Awards and Residencies              

2019

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts artist residency, Nov/Dec

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Painting

 

2018

 

Vermont Studio Center artist residency, Zeta Orionis Painting Fellowship, Nov/Dec

Ucross Foundation artist residency, August

2017

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts artist residency program, June

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship

Playa Summer Lake artist residency program, April

2016

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts artist residency, May

The Jentel Foundation Artist Residency Program, Jan/Feb

2015

The Bethesda Painting Awards Finalist

Vermont Studio Center artist residency, May

2013

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards Semi-Finalist

The Bethesda Painting Awards Finalist

The eighth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize semifinalist

2012

Artist In Residence, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA (Ongoing)

2010

American University Department of Art Travel Research Grant

American University International Research Mellon Grant, Robyn Rafferty Mathias Fund

2009

Babs Van Swearingen Award, American University

2006

Corcoran College of Art + Design Faculty Award for Drawing and Painting

Sons of the Revolution in the District of Columbia, American Art Essay Prize

Publications and Reviews

2020 New American Paintings 148, South Issue, The Open Studio Press
2019

Washington Post,  June 7, “In the galleries: Whimsy Rendered Starkly, in Black and White,” Mark Jenkins

Artnet News, May 13, “5 Artists on the Verge of a Breakthrough Whose Work You Can See This May”, Katie White

East City Art, June 24, “East City Artnotes: Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi: I Surrender to you, ashen lands and blue skies at Hemphill Fine Arts”, Ashley Shah

2018

The Washington Post, June 1, “In the galleries: More or Less,” Mark Jenkins

2017

The Monocle Arts Review, Art: Kathlene Fox-Davies, Episode 481, 16, Jan 2017

2016

Hyperallergic, December 29, “An Iranian Artist’s Unfinished Abstractions,” Kriston Capps

The Washington Post, December 15, “In the galleries: Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi,” Mark Jenkins

Washington City Paper, December 2, “At Hemphill Fine Arts, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi’s Paintings Consume and Awe,” Erin Devine

Modern Luxury DC,  November 2016, "Vision Quest: Young talent Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi sets DC's art scene ablaze with fiery abstractions.", Holly Mazar-Fox.

Washington Post, June 3, “In the galleries: Deeply in the present, but behold to the past,” Mark Jenkins

2015

East City Art, December 17, “East City Artnotes: Looking Forward/Looking Back at the Brentwood Arts Exchange,” Eric Hope

2014

City Paper, Baltimore, Feb 12, “BiPlar: School 33’s five-artist exhibit vacillates between elusive and alluring,” Bret McCabe

2013

Special Feature: 9 poets respond to 9 paintings by Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, organized by Art Director Bradley Harrison, Bat City Review, issue 9

2012

Modern Luxury DC, Dec, cover image and featured artist in the Arts and Power issue

Art Papers, Sep-Oct issue, cover image and review by Danielle O’Steen

The Washington Post, June 1, I’m Coming Home: Dual Meaning of Home Coming, Michael O’Sullivan

New American Paintings 100, South Issue, The Open Studio Press

2011

The Chautauqua Daily, August 3, In Strohl, Bilateral Trace’ is a modest showing of crosscultural engagement, Anthony Bannon

The Washington Post, July 29, Artists seeking to astound: D.C. area shows exhibit powerful works with bold lines, delicate strokes, Mark Jenkins

The Washington Post, January 28, Familiar Favorites: Once more, with feeling, Jessica Dawson

2010

New American Paintings 87, MFA Annual, the Open Studio Press

Visiting Artist/Lecture

2019 Visiting Artist and Artist Talk, Washington College, Chestertown, MD
2018

Visiting Artist, School of Art at Chautauqua Institution 

Panel Discussion: Drawing In/Drawing Out: Contemporary Drawing, Dana Gallery, Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

2015

Artist Lecture, Towson University, Towson, MD

2014

Millennium Arts Salon, Artist Studio Visit Program

2013

Artist Lecture, Brentwood Art Exchange, Brentwood, MD

2011

Artist Lecture for Undergraduate Drawing and Painting Courses, American University, College of Art and Sciences, Department of Art, Washington D.C.

2009

Visual Arts Lecture Series, Hultquist Center, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY