About

I am a multidisciplinary artist based in Brisbane, Australia.

My works reflect my experience as a migrant female artist living between different countries, cultures, and languages.

I am interested in concepts such as identity, self, mental well-being, and the sense of belonging. The inspirations for my works are tales and stories as well as everyday life experiences. I work with various media and techniques in my creative journey.

Born in Tehran, I migrated to Australia in 2003. My second migration was to the UK in 2011. After living in England, Scotland, and Lithuania, I moved back to Australia in 2023.

I have three master’s degrees in art and had group and solo exhibitions internationally. My works are kept in private collections in Canada, Australia, and UK.

Contact: sorour_fattahi@yahoo.com

Instagram: @sorourfattahi



Education 

2020    Certificate of Completion of the Primary Years Programme, International Baccalaureate, online course

2017    Masters by Research in Art, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

2007    Master of Visual Arts (by research),  Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

2002    Master of Arts in Graphic Design,  Azad University, Tehran, Iran

1995    Bachelor of Arts in Painting,  Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Selected Recent Exhibition

2024    Hidden Gems (Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane, Australia)

2023     Art of Imagination (Petrie Terrace Gallery, Brisbane, Australia)

2023     Postcards from Home (Grampian Hospitals Art Trust, Virtual exhibition)

2023     Year of Hope (Mozaik Philanthropy, Virtual exhibition) 

2023     Summer Exhibition ( Northern Arts Club, Aberdeen)

2023     In-Situ (Weatherford House, Dyce)

2019     Artist Books Exhibition in Vilnius Mini Maker Fair (Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, Vilnius) 

2018     Gender Things, group exhibition (Tent Gallery, Edinburgh)

2018     Displaced, solo installation (Užupis Art Incubator, Vilnius)

2017     Solo Exhibition (Tent Gallery, Edinburgh)

2017     The Baltic Artists’ Book Market (Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead)

2017     The Grey People (Sculpture Court, ECA, Edinburgh)

2017     Bookmarks 3 (Sculpture Court, ECA, Edinburgh)

2017     Edinburgh Student Art Festival (Custom Lane Gallery, Edinburgh)

2016     Bookmarks 2 (Sculpture Court, ECA, Edinburgh)

2016     Edinburgh Student Art Festival (The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh)

2013     Craft and Design Showcase (Babylon Gallery, Ely)

2012     Persbook (Artists’ Hall, Tehran)

2008     Blue-Noir (Redland Art Gallery, Queensland)

2007     Thiess Art Prize 2007 (Dell Gallery, Brisbane)

2007     5th Artists’ Book Fair (Dell Gallery, Brisbane)

2007     QCA Printmaker’s Club Print Auction (Queensland College of Art, Brisbane)

2007     Compact Drawing (White Box, Brisbane)

2006     InterImage III (Tokyo National Museum of Fine Art and Music, Tokyo)

2006     Repeating Minutes, solo installation (College Gallery, Brisbane)

2006     InterImage Art Exchange  (College Gallery, Brisbane)

Dissertation

2017    Portrait of the in-between Self, in partial fulfilment of the requirement of the Degree of MScR in Art

2006    Displacement and Identity,  in partial fulfilment of the requirement of the Degree of Master of Visual Art

2002    Reception Aesthetics,  in partial fulfilment of the requirement of the Degree of Master of Art (Graphics)

2001    Colours as Symbol in Nezami’s Seven Figures,  Seminar of Master Degree Course

2000    Painting and Humanism in the Renaissance,  Seminar of Master Degree Course

1995    Creative Motivation and Abstract Painting,  in partial fulfilment of the requirement of the Degree of Bachelor of Art (Painting)