Artist Profile


Born 1936, Iran
Manouchehr Niazi - Contemporary Modern Artist at sholeh abghari art gallery marbella

Artist Profile


Born 1936, Iran

Manouchehr Niazi’s first language is painting. A professional career surpassing six decades spans over 240 important group exhibitions and 84 solo professional juried exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world. Paris, London, New York, California, Florida, Sidney, to name a few, have hosted some of his successful exhibitions.

Niazi’s paintings are also included in the private collections of public figures and celebrities, galleries and museums around the world.

Niazi was born in 1936 in Tabriz, Iran. He took up drawing and painting when he was only 6 and then started to learn painting from well-known contemporary artists at age sixteen and hasn’t stopped ever since. After graduating from Kamalol-Molk art school he soon reached higher levels of mastery creating valuable pieces. He also continued post-graduation studies in Theory and History of Art with Dr. E. Harper Johnson and George Morley. His art was steadily exhibited in solo and group exhibitions to the interest of critics and collectors with extensive acquisitions by museums of contemporary art.

Niazi is considered one of the Synesthetic Masters. In youth he studied extensively in classical music and opera, going on to perform as a baritone in various productions under the supervision of Evelyn Baghcheban and Fakhereh Saba. In manifesting his feelings on canvas and in composition, his deeply ingrained connection to classical music has forever been a source of expression, particularly the works of Beethoven, Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Schubert, Peter Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss II, Giacomo Puccini, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Mozart. The link between neuroscience and art is felt in the aesthetic experience that is a Niazi Masterpiece – his process a topic of study in the field of Cognitive Sciences.
The second phase of his career began with his trip to USA with group and solo exhibitions in top galleries including The Beverly Wilshire Gallery in Beverly Hills, California and The International Gallery Florida. During his twenty-three years in America he created significant works and held numerous exhibitions.
Throughout his professional life he has experimented with many styles from academic and classic styles to modern, until innovating his recognized signature styles fueled by a singular creativity. He is best known as the Master of Limited Colors in surrealism and his own particular style. His works are predominately in oil and he is inspired by the problems and conflicts of the present age all over the world.
His inherent originality and creativity make his artworks unique and different. He believes that a masterpiece begins like an embryo in the mother’s womb, fertilized when the Mind and Heart of the artist make connection with each other, which is being birthed when the artist brings it on canvas. He always insists on creativity and originality of his artworks and he has repeatedly said:
“I love all my works and I will never sign a painting until it fully satisfies me.”


Mojdeh Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Tehran, Iran – March, 2016
Mojdeh Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Tehran, Iran – 2015
Mojdeh Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Tehran, Iran – 2014
New York Art Expo, Mojdeh Art Gallery Booth, NY, USA – 2014
Mojdeh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran – 2014
Mojdeh Art Gallery, Kerman Tour, Kerman, Iran – 2013
Mojdeh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran – 2012
Art Center, Tehran – 2010
Tehran Art Expo, Tehran – 2009
Korean Art Expo, Seoul – 2007
China Art Expo, Shanghai – 2006
Japan Art Expo, Tokyo – 2005
Mojdeh Art Gallery, Tehran – 2004
Niazi Fine Art Gallery, Tehran – 2003
Sa’adatabad Gallery, Tehran – 2002
Niazi Fine Art Gallery, Tehran – 2001
Mondou Gallery, Paris – 2000
Costellano Gallery, Milan – 1999
Beverly Hills Gallery – California, U.S.A. – 1998
Sunrise Gallery, NY, U.S.A. – 1997
NYC Fine Art Expo, NY, U.S.A. – 1996
Long Island Expo, NY, U.S.A. – 1995
Village Town Gallery, NY, U.S.A. – 1994
NYC Fine Art Expo, NY, U.S.A. – 1993
Winter Park Gallery, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A – 1992
Daytona international Gallery, Palm Springs, Florida, U.S.A – 1991
Laguna Beach International Gallery, Florida, U.S.A – 1990
Palm Springs International Gallery, Florida, U.S.A – 1989
Sarasoda International Gallery, Miami, Florida, U.S.A – 1988
Altman International Gallery, Miami, Florida, U.S.A – 1987
Miami International Gallery, Florida, U.S.A – 1986
Hotel Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A – 1985
Roy Johnson Gallery California, U.S.A – 1984
Private Exhibition at Dr. John Peter’s Residence (Private art collector), California, U.S.A – 1983
California Art Expo (Winner of First Prize), California, U.S.A – 1982
Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive, California, U.S.A – 1981
Santa Monica Art Gallery, California, U.S.A – 1980
Mona Freeman Art Gallery, California, U.S.A – 1979
Beverly Hills Art Gallery, California, U.S.A – 1978
Nizai Fine Art Gallery, LA, California, U.S.A – 1977
Mondou Gallery, Paris – 1976
Singapore Hotel , Singapore – 1975
Sheraton Hotel, Tehran, Iran – 1974
Hilton Hotel, Tehran, Iran – 1973
Nizai Fine Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran – 1972
Robinson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia – 1971
Seabird Gallery, Sydney, Australia – 1970
Nizai Fine Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran – 1969
Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran – 1968
Lotrik Gallery, Tehran, Iran – 1967
Seyhoon Gallery, Tehran, Iran – 1966
Persepolis Art Expo, Winner of National First Prize, Shiraz, Iran – 1965
Iranian-American Friendship Community, Tehran, Iran – 1964
Afsaran Club, Tehran, Iran – 1963
Mehregan Clubb, Tehran, Iran – 1962

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