Approved: 16.08.2006

Katayoun Pasban Dowlatshahi

Artist, Consultant, Digital designer, Teacher, Researcher

Approved: 16.08.2006

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

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  • Location: Norfolk, East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions
  • Categories: Drawing, Glass, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art
  • Tags: Glass, Installation, Printmaker, Photographer, Landscape, Silkscreening, Public Realm, Architecture, Site Specific, Alternative
 

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    Biography

    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

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training 2005 - Doctorate in Drawing, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham 1994 - MA in European Fine Art, Winchester School of Art / Southhampton University, Winchester / Barcelona 1991 - BA Hons in Printmaking, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland 1987 - Pre-BA Foundation Course, Reigate College of Art and Design, Reigate, Surrey, England Solo exhibitions 2012 - Orbit , 1st Floor Gallery, Portsmouth, Hampshire 2011 - Orbit, The West Gallery, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight 2010 - 'Liminal', Space Gallery, Portsmouth, Hampshire 2009 - Liminal, jGallery, Moulton, Northampton 2007 - Katayoun Dowlatshahi, Pottinger Gallery, Portsmouth, Hampshire 2000 - Fotoseptiembre International Photography Biennal, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2000 - Internal Realms: External Spaces, Queens Hall, Hexham, Northumberland 1999 - Internal Realms: External Spaces, Part 1, Vardy Gallery, Sunderland 1999 - Internal Realms: External Spaces, Part 2, Durham Cathedral, Durham 1997 - Private Bodies, Public Forms, Fotofeis, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen 1997 - Traces of Self, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth 1993 - Artist a Week, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh 1991 - Reciprocal Nature, Shore Gallery, Edinburgh Group exhibitions 2011 - Restless Nature, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London 2011 - Restless Nature, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn 2010 - ArtSway Open, ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire 2010 - From the Darkness - Light in Contemporary Art, Mascalls Gallery, Brighton 2010 - Heft: Weight and Touch in Contemporary Art, The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester 2010 - Outside In, SW1 Gallery, London 2010 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London 2008 - 800feet, Space Gallery, Portsmouth, Hampshire 2008 - 'Acquire', Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, Hampshire 2007 - 'Tracing Light', The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol 2006 - A Sculptural Landscape, Link Gallery, The University of Winchester, Winchester 2006 - SSA on Screen, Touring Show, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh & Perth 2004 - SSA Contemporary Open, Society of Scottish Artists at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland 2004 - Tracing Light, The University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England 2003 - In Focus, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland 2003 - Lux Open 2003: A Dnet Project, Royal College of Art, London 2003 - Torbay Arts Festival, Old Spanish Barn, Torquay, Devon 2003 - Westonbirt International Festival of Gardens, Westonbirt Arboretum, Westonbirt, Gloucestershire 2002 - 'ING', ING Foundation, London 2002 - 'Past Masters', Stroud House Gallery, Stroud 2001 - Eyepoppers, Guildhall Arts Centre, Gloucester 1999 - Silk Purse, Weygood Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1999 - Towards the Millenium, Artsway, Sway 1997 - The Line Gallery, Linlithgow 1997 - Brave Art, Peacock Printmakers Gallery, Aberdeen 1996 - A Sense of Place, McRoberts Art Centre, Stirling 1996 - Brave Art, Mayfest, Glasgow 1996 - Business and Art, Mexican Cultural Institute, San Antonio, USA 1996 - Society of Scottish Artists, RSA Gallery, Edinburgh 1995 - Winchester Graduates, Stansell Gallery, Taunton 1994 - Caja de Madrid, Plaza Catalun'a, Barcelona, SPAIN 1994 - Tallers Oberts 1994, Barcelona, SPAIN Residencies 2006 - Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 2005 - 6 Month Digital Fellowship, The Forest of Dean / The University of Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2000 - Resident Artist, Fotoseptiembre 2000, International Photography Festival, San Antonio, Texas, USA 1998 - Durham Cathedral Artist in Residence, Durham Cathedral, Durham, County Durham, England 1995 - Resident Artist, Applied and Architectural Glass, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland Public commissions 2012 - Lead Artist for Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Northwich, Cheshire 2009 - Back Badge Square Commission, Gloucester Heritage Regeneration Trust , Gloucester Docks, Gloucestershire 2009 - Bletchley Commission, Redrow Homes, Bletchley Park, Bletchley 2008 - 'Fading Yarns: Remember Me', High Cross Commission, Hammerson, Leicester City Centre 2008 - Newton Abbot Community Hospital Sanctuary Commission, League of Friends, Newton Abbot, Devon 2007 - 'Exeter Traceries', Princesshay Commission, Land Securities Group PLC, Bedford Square, Exeter City Centre 2007 - St. Mildred's Tannery Commission, Canterbury City Council and Bellway Homes, Canterbury City Centre 2006 - Beehive Centre Commission, British Land PLC, Cambridge 2006 - Wednesfield Link Commission, Competition Shortlist, Wolverhampton City Council and Cardiff Bay Arts Trust, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton 2005 - Hexham Swimming Pool Project, Tynedale Council & GLR Architects, Hexham 2005 - Sunniside Gardens Commission, Competition Shortlist, City of Sunderland & Sunniside Partnership, Sunderland 2003 - Lead Artist: for the consultation and design of an artwork, Commissioned by CITE, Commissions In The Environment, Bacup, Lancashire 2003 - Site specific artwork for Cunard, Commissioned by Elstone Haze Associates, Arcadia (Cunard) Cruise Liner, UK 2003 - To create a temporary site specific art work for the Arboretum, Commissioned by SWPA Ltd and the Forestry Commission, Westonbirt International Festival of Gardens, Westonbirt 2000 - Competition Shortlist, Commissions North & National Glass Centre, Newcastle International Airport 2000 - Competition Shortlist, Modus Operandi Art Consultants, Victoria Street, London 1999 - 'Light: Past and Present', East Lothian Council, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland 1998 - 'Waterways', Nairn and Inverness Enterprises and Scottish Waterways Ltd, Fort Augustus, Scotland 1995 - Competition Shortlist, PACA & London Docklands Development Corp, Cannon Workshops, West Ferry Road, Isle of Dogs, London Corporate commissions 2006 - Existing art work bought for the University collection, The University of Winchester, Winchester, Hampshire 2000 - 'The Nature of Geometry' bought for collection, The City of San Antonio, International Centre, San Antonio, Texas, USA Projects 2010 - Beyond the Looking Glass, Millais Gallery Offsite Projects, Sir James Matthews Building, Southampton 2006 - 'Reveal - Scratching the Surface', The Forest of Dean and The University of Gloucestershire, The Forest of Dean 2003 - 'Photographic Tracings', Westonbirt Festival of Gardens and Insite Art, Westonbirt Arboretum Competitions, prizes and awards 2011 - Visual Arts Award, Arts Council England, South East 2010 - Quay Arts Open Exhibition Winner, The West Gallery, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight 2009 - Visual Arts Award, Arts Council England, South East 2003 - Visual Arts Award, Arts Council of England (South West), Exeter, England 2002 - Dame Janet Trotter Trust, The University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England 2002 - Eleanor Greenwood Fund, The University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England 2002 - Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust, Faversham, Kent 2000 - Travel and Training Award, Northern Arts, Newcastle, England 2000 - Visual Arts Award, Northern Arts, Sunderland, England 1997 - The S.A.A.C. Award, Scottish Artists, Artist Craftsmen, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland 1996 - The S.S.A. Award, Society of Scottish Artists, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland 1992 - The Princes Trust Award, The Salisbury Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland 1989 - The Andrew Grant Travelling Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland Educational experience - tertiary 1995 - AMTIS: The Arts Management Training Initiative Scotland, 'Survival Skills for Visual Artists' at Moray House, Edinburgh, Scotland