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

 List of Exhibitions

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

 Awards

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

 Collections

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

 Books

Ovissi

Introduction by M. Najaf Darybandari, Tehran, 1966

 Ovissi

Giulio Carlo Argan, Naderpour

Morvarid Publishers, 1967

 Ovissi

  1. Giacommozzi

Comet Publishers, Rome, 1967

Ovissi

Introduction by Roshangar- Italo Musee

 Ovissi

Introduction by A. Leonardi, Rome, 1971

 Ovissi: Bull Fighting Etchining (15)

Introduction by Carlos Arean, Madrid, 1977

 Ovissi

Introduction by Carlos Arean

Editor: La Gran Enciclopedia Vasca, Bilbao, Spain, 1978

Ovissi: Omar Khayyam Etchings

Introduction by Vicente Alexandre, Madrid, 1978

 Ovissi

Introduction, Ehsan Yarshater, F. Getlein

Editor: La Gran Enciclopedia Vasca, Bilbao, Spain, 1987

 Nasser Ovissi is listed in E. Benezit’s “Dictionaire des Peintures, Sculpteurs, Dessinatrurs et Graveurs” Vol. 9, Librurie Grand, Paris