"The balance found in Kamelia Pezeshki’s photographs recalibrate our attention to detail.

Born in Iran in 1963 and educated at the University of Utah, today Pezeshki makes her home in the city of Toronto.

 

The frenetic chaos of Canada’s largest city is conspicuously absent from her work, which focuses

instead undermining contemporary photography’s inclination towards digital manipulation through

introspective painterly sensibility and traditional, hands-on engagement with the work.

Pezeshki hand prints and frames each print. With quiet persistence, her portraits and composed still

lifes employ a sure visual rhetoric that encourages focus and contemplation on the moments and

people so easily bypassed or taken for granted"

 

BFA / Photography, University of Utah

2017  |  Group show | Gallery 50

2016  |  Scattered, new works | Gallery 50, Toronto

2016  |  Ten | Group show | Gallery 5o

2016  |  Group show | Charlotte Hale Gallery

2015  |  Contact photo festival | freedom of expression  |  Art Square Gallery

2015  |  Ten  |  Gallery 50  |  Toronto

2014  |  From Her Point of View  |  Articsok gallery  |  Torotno

2014  |  Group show  |  Art Square Gallery  |  Toronto

2014  |  Scattered | Phillips Gallery | Salt Lake City, Utah

2013  |  Off the wall fundraiser | Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts

2013  |  Ontario Distilled | Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show

2013  |  Hope Echoed: A Sentiment in Contemporary Iranian Portraiture

             Tirgan Iranian Festival

             Harbourfront Center, Marilyn Brewer Community Space, Toronto

2013  |  Portraits  |  Contact Photo festival  |  Arta Gallery, Toronto

2013  |  Wall  |  Group Show  |  Arta Gallery, Toronto

2012  |  Holiday Group Show  |  Phillips Gallery  |  Salt Lake City,  Utah

2012  |  Speak Easy Fall Art Fair  | The Gladstone Hotel  |  Toronto

2012  |  Ontario Distilled  |  Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund Art Show

2011  |  Group Show  |  Mellwood Art Center  |  Louisville, Kentucky

2011  |  Hang with the best  |  Toronto Image Works, Toronto

2011  |  4x5  |  Group Show  |  Cafe Pamenar, Toronto

2011  |  Group Show  |  Queen Gallery, Toronto

2010  |  Photo Junction  |  Group show  |  El Almacen cafe, Toronto

2010  |  Contact Photo Festival  |  Pervasive Influence  |  Queen Gallery

2010  |  Iranian Artists Group Show  |  Arta Gallery, Toronto

2010  |  Salon Show  |  Propeller Center for the Arts

2009  |  Group Show  |  Queen gallery

2009  |  Fly with the cage  |  Group Show  |  Lennox Contemporary, Toronto

2009  |  Contact Photo Festival  |  Arta Gallery

2009  |  Salon Show  |  Propeller Center for the Arts  |  Toronto

2008  |  Group show  |   Arta Gallery

2006  |  Group show  |   Arta Gallery

 

2004  |  Contact Photo Festival  |  Eastern Front Gallery, Toronto

2003  |  Music Garden  |  Solo show  |  To Go food bar, Toronto

2003  |  Senses  |  Group show  |  Elevator Photo Gallery, Toronto

2002  |  Memoir  |  Solo show  |  Elevator Photo Gallery

2001  |  Memoir  |  Solo show  |  Mervish Books, Toronto

2001  |  Family show  |  Elevator Photo Gallery

2000  |  Three photographers  |  To Go Food Bar

1999  |  Ecelective Collective  |  Indigo Books, Toronto

1993  |  Group show  |  Sego gallery  |  SLC, Utah

1991  |  Open photo show  |  Kimball Art Center  |  Park City, Utah

1990  |  Landscapes  |  Solo show  |  Woman's place bookstore  |  SLC, Utah

1989  |  Group show  |  Utah Museum of Fine Arts  |  SLC, Utah

1988  |  Black and White show  |  Eccles Fine Arts Center  |  Ogden, Utah

 

 

Represented by

www.phillips-gallery.com

www.dimensionsframing.com

 

Links

www.gallery50.ca

nowtoronto.com/art-and-books/contact-photography-fest-must-see-shows/

http://e.cityweekly.net/cityweekly/2014/04/10/#?article=2198168http://umfa.utah.edu/

 

In permenent collection of Utah Museum of Fine Arts

kameliap3@gmail.com