simin keramati

Simin Keramati
Multidisciplinary Artist

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  • Post Graduate Certificate, College Teacher Training Program, 2016 George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
  • Master of Fine Arts, Painting, 1997 Art University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, 1994 Art University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Language, 1997 Azad University of Foreign Languages, Northern Branch, Tehran, Iran

Awards and Grants

  • Winner of the Grand Prize of the International Dhaka Biennial 2003-2004 for the Video Installation, "Rising up or falling down."
  • Short listed for the MOPCAP prize (Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize), 2009, London, England
  • Two times successful candidate to receive the Grant from Canada Council for the Arts, Grants to film and video artists, and Concept to Realization, 2015 and 2018

Selected list of Teaching Experiences

Member of the Advisory Committee, Fall- Winter 2016-17
Member of the advisory committee for MFA student at York University, Visual arts department Committee advisors: Judith Schwarz (Associate Professor, York University), Michel Daigneault (Associate Professor, York University) and me as the third (guest) committee advisor
  • Analysis and criticizing the art works of the student
Teacher Mentee, winter 2016
College Teacher Training Program, placement in School of Design, George Brown College, Toronto
Teacher Mentor: Noreen McGibney
  • Teacher Mentee, Art & Design Foundation program, Foundation Drawing II
  • Taught figurative drawing based on the anatomy of the human body
  • Instructed different techniques on paper (pen, marker, pencil, chalk, pastel)
  • Delivered new methods of teaching, such as using smart board and other technologies to motivate the students.
Fine Arts Educator, 1998-2017 Faculty of Fine Arts - Azad University of Tehran
Central Branch, Arts & Architecture Department, Painting Program, Tehran, Iran
  • Taught courses in:
  • o Painting from the first semester (junior students) to the last semester (senior students)
    o Drawing from the first semester (junior students) to the last semester (senior students)
    o Fundamental of Arts 1 and Arts Basics 2
    o Final Projects for Painting and Drawing
  • Served as thesis supervisor to 40 undergraduate and 30 graduate students working on MA or BA degrees in painting and art-research courses
  • Developed lesson plans for undergraduate courses in painting and drawing - with classes ranging from 14-27 students per semester
  • Advised students on research preparation, theses guidelines, and expectations


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