Curriculum vitae



Education


2021         Georgia State University, U.S.A.,  MFA Textile (2018 - 2021)

2017         University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., Visiting Scholar Researcher, Art History (2014 -2017) 

2015         Union Project Studios, Pittsburgh, U.S.A., Ceramics Studio Courses (2015- 2016)

2012         University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A, Visiting Scholar Student, Art History 

2010         Islamic Azad University, Iran, BFA Persian Carpet (2007- 2010)

2006        Khark Photo Studios, Iran, Certificate in Photography (2003 - 2006)

2003        17 Shahrivar Art School, Iran,   Diploma in Graphic Design (2000 -2003)



Group Exhibitions


2019         Back to School Special, Graduate Artist Forum, Gallery 650, Atlanta, GA 

2019         Trashy Art I Artsy Trash, Studio X, Georgia State University School of Art & Design Gallery,                        Atlanta, GA  

2019         21 Juried Student Exhibition,  Georgia State University School of Art & Design Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

2019         The Black Baby Project, Gallery 650, curated by Jamaal Barber, Atlanta, GA 

2019          Goethe-Zentrum Frühlingsfest ,  Avondale, GA  

2019         Mingling with the Remains, Gallery 100, EYP, Atlanta, GA 

2018         On Going Conversation, Istanbul Ticaret University, Küçükyalı, İstanbul, Turkey

2018         On Going Conversation, ŞİŞLİ municipality's gallery , İstanbul, Turkey

2018         On Going Conversation, Istanbul University, Edebiyat Fakültesi, İstanbul, Turkey

2013         The Harmony of Lines and Words, Iranian Calligraphy Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan

2013         Magnificent Iran, Ariana group exhibition, Kyoto, Japan

2013         What Iran Should Be in the Eyes of the World, group exhibition, Kyoto, Japan

2010         Toranj; Photography Exhibition, Birjand, Iran

2009        Art Students Surface design Exhibition, Birjand, Iran

2008        Kashan Handicrafts Photography Festival, Kashan, Iran

2005        Still...Life, Khark Photo Studios, Tehran, Iran

2004        17Shahrivar Art Week, Calligraphy Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

2003        17Sharivar Art Week, Photo Exhibition, Tehran, Iran


  

Teaching Experience 


2019        Instructor, Georgia State University, 2D Design Course, Atlanta, GA

2019        Teaching Assistant, Georgia State University, Intro to Textiles Course, Atlanta, GA

2016        Visiting Artist/ Lecturer, Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA

2016        Visiting Artist/ Lecturer Carnegie Mellon University | Osher, Pittsburgh, USA     

2016        Guest Lecturer, ZONTA Club of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

2016        Visiting Artist/ Lecturer, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

2015        Visiting Artist/ Lecturer Seton Hill University, Greensburg, USA

2015        Visiting Artist/ Lecture Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

2015        Visiting Artist/ Lecturer, Gallery Conversation Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

2015        Guest Lecturer, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA 

2013        Guest Lecturer, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan

2011         Guest Lecturer, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan


 

Workshops


2019        Georgia State University, GAF , Fall workshop on Shibori/ Tie-Dye technique  

2019        Georgia State University, GAF ,  Summer workshop on Shibori/ Tie-Dye technique  

2015        Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Persian Carpet: Weaving workshops

2013        Kyoto City International Foundation, Japan, Iranian Calligraphy Workshops

2013        Kyoto City International Foundation, Japan, Iranian - Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

2013        Kyoto City International Foundation, Japan, Persian  Kilim Weaving Workshops     

2011        Kyoto City International Foundation, Japan, Persian Carpet Weaving Workshops



Publications

  

2016         Sara Dadras, Merve Tanfer, Soude Dadras (2016), Bag e Eram” Conference of Turkey's Gardens 

2016         Interview with Tribune-Review Newspaper, Pittsburgh, USA

2015         S. Dadras”Persian Carpets in Japan.” in the 4th National Carpet Conference

2015         S. Dadras and F. Khosravi Bizhaem”Classification of Safavid  Carpets at the Metropolitan museum of   Art.”, The 4th National Carpet Conference 

2015          S. Dadras,” Study of Persian Carpets in Japan.” in the 4th National Carpet Conference 

2010         S. Dadras and F. Khosravi Bizhaem, "Introduction to Meaning of Scripts on Prayer Carpets."  in the  First Scientific- Artistic Hand-Weaving products Conference in Iran 

2007        S. Dadras, "Traditional  Dyeing Methods in North-West of Iran. " Sanaat- Jameh Jornal           

  


Employment 



2018-Present         Graduate  Assistant, Georgia State University 

2015 - Present        Persian Carpet & Kilim Appraiser 

2016 - 2017             Commercial Photographer, Azad Rug Company, Hagerstown, M.A. 

2016 - 2017             Manager Assistant, Deals on rugs Manufacture Company, Sterling, V.A.

2015 - 2016             Gallery Manager Assistant, Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, P.A.

2010                          Antique Carpet Restoration Specialist, Carpet Museum of Iran, Tehran, Iran

2008                         Co-Founder of the "Carpet Society" Student organization, Birjand, Iran

2004 – 2006         Project Manager, Armaghan Behzist Institution, Tehran, Iran

 


Curatorial Experience


2019         Ongoing Conversation group  exhibition, kokoka, Kyoto, Japan (upcoming)

2019         Ongoing Conversation group  exhibition, Kyoto Shibori Museum, Kyoto, Japan (upcoming)

2018         Ongoing Conversation group exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey 

2013         The Harmony of Lines and Words, group exhibition, Kyoto, Japan

2013         Iranian Culture Week, Ariana group exhibition, Kyoto, Japan

2013         What Iran Should Be in the Eyes of the World, group exhibition, Kyoto, Japan

2004       The third charity festival of Iran, state welfare organization of Iran 



Awards and Honors 


2020         Pentaculum Invitational Residency, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Residency,  Gatlinburg, TN 

2019         Georgia State University's Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Residency Scholarship,  Gatlinburg, TN 

2019         Scholarship Student Award,   Fiber Forum 2019 Conference , Gatlinburg, TN 

2010         National Outstanding Undergraduate Student Of The Year Award,  "Golden-Knot Festival", Iran

2010         First Place in the 4th National Olympiad of Iranian Carpet- restoration field (regional), Iran

2010         Third Place in Research, The First Scientific-Artistic Conference “Toranj”, Iran

2010         Award for excellence in Photography, First Scientific-Artistic Conference “Toranj”, Iran

2008        Award of Merit in Photography, First Scientific-Artistic Festival of Weaving, Kashan, Iran

2003        Award of Merit in Graphic Design, Second Charity Gala, Welfare Organization of Iran

2002        Parliament Award of Merit,  Honored Student, Parliament of Iran



Memberships

2019 - Present         American Tapestry Alliance

2018 - Present         Handweavers Guild of America 

2018 - Present         Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM)

2015 - Present         Textile Society of America  

2014 - 2015               Iranian Cultural Association of the University of Pittsburgh 

2005 - 2010              Iranian Photographers Society 





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