Tara Vahab (b. 1990, Iran)

tativahab@gmail.com

www.taravahab.com

www.loudartsociety.com

 

Education

University of Calgary, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Studies – Fall 2014

University of Calgary, Minor in Russian Language and Literature - Fall 2014

 

Public Art Production

2019  “Woven News” –  Installation for Empathy Week, Calgary

2019  “Cocoon” – Installation, Nooks & Crannies festival, Okotoks, Alberta

2019  “Star Dusts” Galaxy Puzzle, interactive art piece, University of Calgary, Calgary

2017  “Wisdom Is Beyond Knowledge” -mural , The Alex, Abbeydale Place, Calgary

2016  “That Ours Is, That Is Us” - mural, Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids, Calgary

 

Exhibitions

2016 Tabestoon Festival, Olympic Plaza, Calgary

2015 +15 Windows University of Calgary, Art Commons, Calgary
2015 PUSH- Senior art students of University of Calgary Exhibition, C2 (former MOCA),Calgary
2015 Post Mini Auction, University of Calgary, Calgary
2014 Cenera’s Emerging Canadian Artist Profiling (ECAP), Ranchmen Club (Cenera), Calgary 2014 Faculty of Art Gala, University of Calgary, Calgary

2014 Tabestoon Festival, Olympic Plaza, Calgary
2014 PUSH- Senior art students of University of Calgary Exhibition, C2 (former MOCA), Calgary
2014 BFA-VIST art students Exhibition of University of Calgary, Little Gallery, UofC, Calgary
2014 Arts and Martinis, Davis LLP, Calgary
2014 Intramural Garden solo Exhibition, University of Calgary, Gallery 621, Calgary
2014 Post Miniature Auction, University of Calgary Little Gallery, Calgary
2014 How I Ran,High Performance Rodeo art festival, volunteer visual artist, Calgary Public Library, Calgary
2013 Cenera’s ECAP, Ranchmen Club (Cenera), Calgary
2013 Hermitage Art Semester Exhibition, Youth Centre of Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg 2013 Artists for the Poor art Walk, Calgary

2013 PUSH-Senior art students of University of Calgary Exhibition, MOCA, Calgary
2013 Post Miniature Auction, University of Calgary Little Gallery, Calgary
2013 Senior Sculpture Exhibition, University of Calgary Little Gallery, Calgary
2012 Cenera’s Emerging Canadian Artist Profiling (ECAP), Ranchmen Club (Cenera), Calgary 2012 Artists for the Poor Art Walk, Stephen Avenue,Calgary

2010 Red Deer Art Students, Bower Place, Red Deer
2010 IB Art Exhibition, Red Deer Public Library, Red Deer 2010 IB Art Exhibition, LTCHS, Red Deer

 

Professional Experience

Artist Working in Community
2017 Creator of Self-Therapeutic Art Program, Instructor and motivator
2015 Professional development, City of Calgary Public Art, Calgary
Exhibition Coordinator and Treasurer
2014-2015 PUSH- Senior art students of University of Calgary Exhibition, C2 Gallery (former MOCA), Calgary
Volunteering

2018-present Pre-school creative learning assistant instructor, YMCA, Calgary 

2015-2018 Art Instructor and artist in community, LOUD Art Society, Calgary

2016 Tabestoon Festival , Olympic Plaza, Calgary
2015  Art & Arthritis- Art therapy at Children’s Hospital, Calgary
2014  Tabestoon Festival , Olympic Plaza, Calgary
2014  Post Miniature Auction , Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary
2014  High Performance Rodeo art festival- How I Ran, Volunteer visual artist,  Calgary Public Library, Calgary
2010 Art Therapy at Hospital, Red Deer Hospital, Red Deer

Lecture

2019  Talk “5 Keys to High Performance through Creativity”, Trico Change-makers Studio, Mount Royal University, Calgary 

2014  Lunch on us series by art department, Art Department, University of Calgary, Calgary

Publications
2016- upcoming book – “Self-Therapy Through Art & Creativity”

2013 Persian Art through Miniature Illustrations, PGC Magazine- Global Fest edition, Calgary

Work
2019- Present, Art Instructor at University of Calgary, Calgary

2015- present ,President, Founder & Creative Director of LOUD (Let Optimism Unleash Dreams) Art Society, Calgary
2014 Senior Sculpture and painting Technician, Art Department of University of Calgary, Calgary

 

 

Community Membership

2018 YMCA, Calgary

2015  LOUD Art Society

2014 Youth Advisory Council club of Breast Cancer Foundation – Vice president of administration – University of Calgary, Calgary
2013 Art House union-member- University of Calgary, Calgary
2012 Artist for the poor- member- Calgary, Alberta

2012 Persian Gulf foundation- member- Calgary, Alberta

 

Collections

2019 University of Calgary, Calgary

2018 Private Collection, Calgary

2015 Private Collection, Calgary

2014 Private Collection, Calgary

2013 Solium Capital Inc. Calgary

2012 Cenera Inc. Calgary

 

 

Awards

2019 Valhalla Fine Arts Bursary, music performance, Silverton, BC

2019 Calgary Community String Orchestra Bursary, music performance, Calgary

2018 Calgary Community String Orchestra Bursary, music performance, Calgary

2018 Individual Artist Program grant, Calgary Arts Development Authority, Calgary

2014 Jason Lang Scholarships, Outstanding academic achievements, Calgary
2014 John P.L. Roberts scholarship, Undergraduate Nominated-Continuing Students, Calgary 2014 Nominated participant of BMO 1s​ t​ Award art competition
2013 Jason Lang Scholarship, Outstanding academic achievements, Calgary
2013 Student Peer Assistance Undergraduate Bursary, Calgary
2013 Bow Fort Chapter I.O.D.E. Bursary, Calgary
2013 Hermitage Scholarship Award, Travel to St. Petersburg, Calgary
2012 Jason Lang Scholarship, Outstanding academic achievements, Calgary
2011 Jason Lang Scholarship, Outstanding academic achievements, Calgary
2008 Excellent Art Award, Lindsay Thurber High School (LTCHS), Red Deer

© 2019 by Tara Vahab.

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