Manaz Raiszadeh

My name is Manaz Raiszadeh and I am an artist and explorer. I have been exploring and discovering the world through my art. I see myself as a traveling and always evolving bubble of energy. I was born and raised in lovely Normandie, France, and made my way to sunny San Diego, CA. My parents are from the forgotten and beautiful streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. My paintings tell the stories that my words cannot tell. I am fascinated by the places we have been and the stories we are told. Painting brings my stories into life and eternalizes them. I paint to challenge myself to share my stories with the world. I can sense my vulnerability and insecurities through my art, and it’s humbling to get them out. The universe gifted me a French edge, a Californian dream and some hot boiling Afghan blood. Art is my way to share a bit of myself with the world and to show gratefulness to the universe. Acrylic paint, oil pastels, paper scraps, crayons, charcoal mediums assist me to share my art. I enjoy the natural, unexpected and flexible aspects of these mediums. I am blessed to create daily from my home studio. Painting connects me to the universe and you can never be connected enough.

Exhibitions:

2021 “From Women’s Eye”” / Kefi Art Gallery – Canada
2021  “Spring Juried Show” / realArt Gallery – Los Angeles, United States
2021  “Thick” / Shockboxx Project Gallery – Los Angeles, United States
2021  “Intergalactic Open” / Shockboxx Project Gallery – Los Angeles, United States
2020 “Socially Distanced”  / Jen Tough Gallery – New Mexico, United States
2020  California Open / TAG ART GALLERY – Los Angeles, United States
2020 “At Midnight” / Ashton Gallery- San Diego, United States
2020 “TALL & SMALL”/ Ashton Gallery – San Diego, United States
2020 “Naturals & Neutrals” / Ashton Gallery – San Diego, United States
2019 “IVORY DREAMS” / Ashton Gallery – San Diego, United States
2019 “75 & SUNNY” / Ashton Gallery – San Diego, United States
2019 “DOUBLE TROUBLE” / Ashton Gallery – San Diego, United States

Solo exhibitions:

2020 “Ivory”/ Ashton Gallery- San Diego, United States

Prizes:

2020 “Midnight” National Art Show- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States
2019 “75 & SUNNY” show Juror’s Choice Award- Juror’s Choice award- San Diego, United States
2019 “IVORY DREAMS” show Juror’s Choice award- Juror’s Choice award- San Diego, United States

Publications:

2020 Kate Ashton – “Abstract Painting: For Today’s Contemporary Artist.”
2020 “Midnight National Art Show Catalogue: At Midnight.”
2020 SD Voyager- “Meet Manaz Raiszadeh.”