Katayoun Pasban Dowlatshahi

Artist, Film-maker, Consultant, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Katayoun Dowlatshahi creates work for public and private commissions and specialises in photography, drawing, architectural glass and time based media. She has successfully integrated contemporary art into a variety of landscapes, public spaces, regeneration projects and urban environments. Her practice is rooted in printmaking in the broadest sense. She has developed an interdisciplinary approach to her work; context and site specificity are always integral and are also motivating factors when researching new projects for gallery based work as well as public realm commissions. Photography is a constant in her work, often deconstructed and combined with other materials to produce fascinating results. In one of her latest projects, Orbit, the curator Les Buckingham comments on Katayoun's exceptional assemblage of photographic works. He writes, "The results are always thought-provoking and intellectually rigorous, but they are also emotionally connected, and moving on a human scale. In short, they are beautiful." This summarises and encapsulates Katayoun's devotion and care in bringing together detailed studies combined with her own personal touches to each project. She presents each work in a contemplative and creative way enabling the viewer to experience an inspirational, artistic and uplifting display. Kate Sweeney Art Perspective: Art in Architechture www. p e r s p e c t i v e a i a . c om read full statement

Location Southsea, South East
Activities Secondary education, Further education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Art historical research, Residencies, Workshops, Built environment, Community consultation, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions, Visual arts consultancy, Fundraising, Evaluation, Governance, Film-making, Photographic documentation, Collecting
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Film & Video, Glass, Photography, Public Art
Tags Glass, Installation, Printmaker, Photographer, Landscape, Silkscreening, Public Realm, Architecture, Site Specific, Alternative
Website http://www.katayoundowlatshahi.com