Whose faces do you usually draw?
I can only depict the faces of those with whom I have some kind of inner dialogue.
From the text of the book
Pariyoush Ganji is a painter and university professor. She studied at the Iranian Academy of Fine Arts, St. Martin's College of Art, London, Bouzar, France and Germany. She is the first Iranian artist to receive the UNESCO Comparative Art Research Scholarship and has studied Iranian motifs, especially the Sassanid period on Japanese kimonos.
Her father was a master of textile design and printing. After learning the basic principles of painting at the "Behzad" Girls Fine Arts Conservatory, she started learning painting and miniatures under the supervision of professors Reza Frouzi and Mahmoud Farshchian. At the same time, she learned the techniques of fabric design and printing under the supervision of her father.
Oil paint on canvas/1993
After completing these trainings in Iran, she traveled to England. There, she continued her higher education in the field of textile design at the Hammersmith College of Arts in London and dedicated her academic thesis to the subject of Isfahan Safavid period tiles.
Ganji Pariyoush worked for some time in the field of fabric printing in Germany and then spent the free course at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. Upon her return to Iran, she collaborated with the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Adolescents for a short time. After that, she taught textile design and printing at Iran University of Arts and Al-Zahra University. She is also the cultural representative of the Japan Foundation in Iran.
Oil paint on canvas/ 2001
This artist's paintings often include portraits, landscapes, still lifes, trees, flowers, women, faceless people, windows in abstract style and watercolor technique and blue and red colors. In her works, during her years of activity, a tendency towards abstract and expressionism styles can be seen. So far, she has held many exhibitions in Europe, Japan and Iran. Some of her works are collected in the book Chirag Rang. Some of her works have also been published in a book called Pariyoush Ganji's paintings.
In 2014, Pariyoush Ganji received the honor of "Shining Sun, Golden Lights with Neck Ribbon", which is called "Kyokujitsu Chujyusho" in Japanese, from the Japanese government.
Oil paint on canvas/1999