Azadeh Hussaini
I derive my inspiration from my own life, the relationship between nature, people and culture. Drawing from my personal experiences as well as from my observations of society at large, my work reflects peculiarities of life as an Iranian immigrant as well as general issues common to immigrants across the globe.
In contrast to my previous abstract paintings, I stripped off the colors and examined the potential of materials and forms as a process of self-expression. This allowed me to expand the idea via its own merit without incorporating any color.
I endeavor to explore and hone the feel of my works from the free and unprompted style of the past to a more rhythmic simplicity.
Inspired by organic forms, I employ them as the base of my work to express various concepts. Cardboards and papers have been my essential tools to enhance the recognition of organic forms through my paintings.
 MFA 2013 Painting Academy of Art San Francisco 
 BFA 1999 Painting Azad Art University

Awards and Public Recognition 
 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 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