Parastoo is a Canadian-Iranian artist who lives in Toronto. She started practicing her primary drawing skills in 1996. She advanced her skills under world-renowned Artists such as Manouchehr Motabar, Mohammad Hossein Maher, and Maryam Mahin over the next ten years. Under their guidance, she studied the human body’s anatomy and subsequently portraits in great detail by drawing and sculpting life models and experimenting with different media and styles.
Parastoo joined the Drawing and Painting program at OCAD University in September of 2018. She has exhibited multiple painting collections across the world in Tehran, Dubai, and Toronto.
2021: PathoGEN/Error, “Covid 19 Responsive Art”, virtual group exhibition
2020: Canadian Woman Foundation, Sheraton Hotel, Toronto
2020: Feminist Artist Festival, OCAD University, Toronto
2019: 10 Sec High-Tension animation, 2019 Anijam competition, 13th annual TAIS Animation
showcase, Royal Cinema, Toronto
2017: Solo Painting Exhibition “Drown in Characters” Public Library, East York, Toronto
2014- 2015 and 2016: Group painting Exhibitions at the Opera House Toronto
2011: Courtyard Gallery, Solo Painting Exhibition “Faces” in Dubai
2005: Arta Gallery, Solo Painting Exhibition in Tehran
2004: Baran Gallery, Solo Painting Exhibition “Chair Collection” in Tehran,
Media:
https://gulfnews.com/uae/exploring-facial-expressions-through-art-1.841769
https://artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/exhibition/3203765/pathogen
www.parastooart.com
Instagram; paras2_mi
Facebook page; Parastoo Mahmoudi

Parastoo's Paintings.