Visiting Artist

Sina Goudarzi

Sina Goudarzi, a native of Iran, has been involved with the art of Persian calligraphy for over 30 years. He attended the Iranian School of Calligraphy in Tehran studying with grand masters including Amirkhani, Kabuli and the late Arabshahi. After graduating in 1986, he went on to become an official instructor at the School.

In the late 80's, Sina studied and worked with the distinguished Grand Master Mohammad Ehsaee, expanding his knowledge of various styles and schools of calligraphy and refining his own practice. Sina's work has been greatly influenced by this grand master. 

In 1998, Sina graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art+Design (MCAD). In 2002, he founded his own firm, Geesu Art+Design and opened his associated art gallery in Minneapolis shortly thereafter.

In the course of his career, Sina has dedicated his energies to outreach and teaching. In addition to participating in numerous calligraphy exhibitions, he also has lectured and conducted workshops on the subject of Persian calligraphy in Houston, Minneapolis, Washington DC and Tehran.

In his design work, Sina combines his fine art background with extensive research and innovative methodologies to develop brand identities. By assessing the client's product, its audiences and niche market, a cultural concept emerges. His designs are the culmination of brand culture and concept.

Sina's work is found in private collections in Tehran, London, Geneva, Amsterdam, Houston, Dallas, New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

Visiting artist at Arts Letters & Numbers Summer Workshop 2012 and 2013.

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