Mehri Yazdani has exhibited her paintings internationally for the past several years. Her work has been presented in Greece, Germany, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, California, Washington and Santa Fe New Mexico. Ms. Yazdani has achieved numerous awards on the East coast including the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for outstanding accomplishments in the Fine Arts and the William Emlon Cresson Traveling Scholarship to Europe, 1986.
Born in Tehran, Iran Ms. Yazdani has lived in the United States since 1972. She has BA in English Literature from Tehran University and MA in Persian Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her four year Fine Arts degree is from the Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
Mehri Yazdani’s painting evolved from her love for the art of ancient Persia, Greece, and Egypt. Her semi-abstract images give new forms to the ancient motifs, creating a unique style. Her vibrant colors, the texture of her canvases with their irregular surfaces reminiscent of the peeling paint of old frescoes, and the simplicity of her shapes all convey the expressiveness of Classical art.
Ms. Yazdani now lives in Sacramento. There is a permanent public display of six paintings in the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection at the Library of Sacramento State University.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, four year Fine Arts Certificate
UCLA, California, Persian Literature, MA
UCLA, California, four years studies in art
Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, English Literature, BA