Azadeh Hussaini


Azadeh is a visual Artist resides and works in Chicago. She first inspired by her father who is an established abstract painter in Iran. At the age of 13 she began taking early steps of learning to paint in an informal studio with her father. Later, she honed her passion for art by education gaining her BFA from Azad Art University in Tehran and MFA from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Since her first solo exhibition at the age of 19, her technique has gradually shifted from figurative art to abstract. In the past two series of her figurative paintings on war and women, have been displayed in art exhibitions in the USA and Iran. 

Years later, inspired by nature, Azadeh’s creativity took a different turn. Immersing herself in nature, she focused on color composition, which resulted in deepening her knowledge and understanding of color. 

Fascinated by her rich heritage, Azadeh’s knowledge of color became a privilege for her to capture the spirit of colors in Persian rugs. Analyzing Persian Rugs was an interdisciplinary project that combined her art and talent with the Persian Culture. Meanwhile, she began to find a balance in her new paintings by combining simplicity of colors, emphasized in her previous work, with the complexity of patterns. Furthermore, focusing on the rhythm and patterns in Persian rugs encouraged her to further study the relationship between nature, people and culture.
In her new body of work, she is inspired by organic forms. She employs them as the base of her work to express various concepts. Cardboards and papers are her essential tools to enhance the recognition of organic forms through her artworks.

 MFA 2013 Painting Academy of Art San Francisco 
 BFA 1999 Painting Azad Art University

Awards and Public Recognition
 2014 Art Slant, 2nd 2014 Showcase Winner 
 2013 Art Slant, 8th 2013 Showcase Winner 
 2013 People's Choice 2nd Place, Artrageous, Clark street Chicago 
 2012 Vol.17 Studio Visit, juried artist book 
 2009 Best in Show, Annual Competition, Fairfax Art League 

Solo Exhibitions 
 2012 Caracol & Xoconostle, Hillside, Illinois 
 2010 Lincoln Park Library, Chicago, Illinois 
 2002 Firoozeh Gallery, Tehran, Iran 
 2001 Daryabeigi Gallery, Tehran, Iran

Group Exhibitions
 2014 Persian Idea Gallery, Tehran, Iran
 2014 2nd Annual Competition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
 2013 ART Lakeview - Chicago Artists Month 
 2013 Words and Gestures, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois 
 2013 Emanation, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, California 
 2013 1st Annual Competition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois 
 2009 Annual Art and Craft Show, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois 
 2009 Annual Competition, Fairfax Art League, Fairfax, Illinois 
 2008 Bell Atlantic Gallery at Nova College, Vienne, Virginia 
 2007 Daryabeigi Gallery, Tehran, Iran 
 2007 Talent and Vision, Maryland University, College Park, Maryland 
 2006 Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran, Iran 
 2005 Ebnesina Gallery, Tehran, Iran 
 2004 Arteh Gallery, Tehran, Iran 
 1996 Niavaran Gallery, Tehran, Iran 

Professional Memberships 
 Chicago Artists' Coalition since 2011, Chicago, Illinois 
 Artists of East Bank since 2012, Chicago, Illinois 
National Association of Professional Women -- NAPW

Gallery Affiliation
 Robin B Gallery, Chicago, IL
 Bridgeport Art Center Gallery, Chicago, IL
 Persian Idea Gallery, Tehran, Iran