Nasser Ovissi, Iranian/American (1934 - )

Nasser Ovissi

Born in Tehran, Iran in 1934
Studied Law and Political Sciences, Unversity of Tehran
Studied Art, Beaux Fine Art, Rome, Italy

Diplomat and Cultural Attachee, Iranian Embassy in Rome, Italy and Madrid, Spain

Currently resides in Virginia

1957 Tehran, First Prize

1959 Paris Biennial

1960 Tehran, Exhibition in Farhang Hall, during the International Congress of Music

1961 Exhibition in Bombay, India
New Delhi, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Tehran, Iran, First Prise in Drawing Competition

1962 Tehran Biennial (Abyaz Palace), Grand Prize of the Biennial
Venice, Italy Biennial

1963 Paris, Museum of Modern Art; Exhibition of Iranian Painters
Sao Paulo Biennial, Brazil

1964 Tehran Biennial, Grand Prize

1965 Rome, National Museum of Oriental Art

1966 Milan, San Fedele Gallery

1968 Rome: Gallery 88
Florence, International Biennial of Graphic Arts
New York, Columbia University, Modern Iranian Art
Italy, Gold Medal at the Campione International Salon

1969 Zurich, Huber Gallery

1970 Ankara, Fine Arts Gallery

1971 Rome, Temple University
Athens, Fine Arts Salon
New York, Columbia Unversity
Washington, Agra Gallery

1972 Paris, Autumn Salon, Grand Palais
Paris, Guiot Gallery
Ottawa, National Art Center
Ottawa, University of Ottawa
Baltimore, John Hopkins Gallery
Brussels, Palace of Fine Arts

1973 Belgrade, Museum of Modern Art
Monaco, International Art Exhibition (Grand Prize)

1976 Basel, Feriart

1977 Madrid, Bruaugut Gallery

1978 Valence, Artis Gallery

1978 Madrid, Contemporary Art Museum

1979 Caracas, Guipuzcoa Gallery

1981 Washington, D.C., Calvert Collection

1982 Dallas, International Art Exhibition

1983 Houston, Texas, Galeria Arte

1984 Pasadena, Pacific Asia Museum
Washington, D.C., Calvert Collection
Washington, D.C., World Bank
New York, Leila Taghinia-Milani Gallery

1985 Paris (France), Mille et Une Nuits
New York: Taghinia-Milani Gallery
Washington, D.C., Calvert Collection

1986 New York, Mussavi Art Center
Washington D.C., Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown Park
Vancouver (Canada), The Art Circle
Visalia (California), The Art Circle

1987 New York, Art Expo
Cadiz (Spain), Sato Grande
Fairfax (Virginia), Broadway Gallery

1988 Los Angeles, Galeria Arte
Washington, D.C., Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown Park
McLean (Virginia), Abott Gallery
Geneva (Switzerland), Bronz Gallery

1989 New York, Mussavi Art Center
San Francisco, Hourian Art Gallery

1990 Montreal (Canada), Maison d'Art Saint Laurent
Maui (Hawaii), Metropolitan Art Gallery

1991 Montreal (Canada), Maison d'Art Saint Laurent
Austin (Texas), University of Texas Art Gallery
New York, Elaine Benson Gallery
Maui (Hawaii), Metropolitan Gallery
Boca Raton (Florida), Curzon Gallery

1992 Maui (Hawaii), Metropolitan Gallery
New York, Space Gallery
McLean (Virginia), Tower Club
Los Angeles, Beverly Hills Town Center

1993 Cambridge (Massachusetts), Harvard University
Maui (Hawaii), Metropolitan Gallery
Boca Raton (Florida), Curzon Gallery
Washington, DC, Very Special Art Gallery

1994 Tokyo (Japan), Metropolitan Gallery
Maui (Hawaii), Metropolitan Gallery
Osaka (Japan), Metropolitan Gallery
Detriot (Michigan), Michigan University
Montreux (Canada), Aurom Gallery
Boca Raton (Florida), Curzon Gallery

1995 Washington, DC, Designer Art Gallery

1996 Great Exhibition at Art Festival, Kuwait

1997 Montreal (Canada), Maison d'Art Saint Laurent
Tokyo (Japan), Metropolitan Gallery
Maui (Hawaii), Metropolitan Gallery
Osaka (Japan), Metropolitan Gallery

1998 Fez (Morocco), Sufi Music Festival
Los Angeles (California), Exhibition Art Centre
Hawaii, Dole Gallery

1999 London (U.K.), Bourlet Gallery
Montreux (Switzerland), The Oriental Palace
Cyprus, Hilton Hotel Nicosia

2000 Sacramento (California), Sacramento State Library
San Bernardo (California), San Bernardo Art Museum
Bilbao (Spain), Galeria Uranga

2001 Amman (Jordan), National Gallery of Art
Napel (Florida), Visiting Artist Gallery
Nice (France), Original Art Gallery

2002 New York, Nour Foundation
Washington DC, Embassy of Spain
Los Angeles (California)- Persian Cultural Center
Sacramento (California)- Public Library
Los Angeles (California)- Mimi Gallery

2003 Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Cultural Center (UAE)
Dubai, Private Gallery, (UAE), Arta Foundation

2004 Nour Foundation, New York

2005 Arta Gallery, Toronto Hourian Gallery, San Francisco

2006 Iranian Doctors Association, San Diego Iranian Cultural
Association, Chicago Iranian Cultural Association, New Jersey

2007 Nour Foundation, New York

1957- First Prize in Painting Exhibition in Tehran, Iran
1961- First Prize in Drawing Competition in Tehran, Iran
1962- Grand Prize in the Biennale of Fine Arts of Tehran, Iran
1964- Fourth Prize, Biennale of Tehran
1968- Gold Medal, International Exhibitionof Campione, Italy
1974- Grand Prize, Monaco Contemporary Art Exhibition, France

In Italy, France, England, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, India, Sweden, Canada, Spain, United States of America and Iran

New York Univeristy Art Collection, Abby Grey Collection, New York
National Art Gallery of Athens, Greece
Collection of Farah Pahlavi
Fine Arts Museum of North Carolina
Art Museum of Campione, Italy
Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid, Spain
Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran
Contemporary Art Museum, Kerman, Iran
National Library Art Collection, Madrid, Spain
Contemporary Art Museum, Tehran, Iran
Contemporary Art Museum, Rome, Italy

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