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Bio

 

Shalla Javid is a professional artist accustomed to living life without borders. This has helped her move beyond the self-imposed confines of medium and subject into an exploratory realm of endless possibilities.

Ms. Javid is Persian born, but the inspiration to become an artist came during a family trip to Paris when she was eight years old. After years of painting, she has learned to evoke emotion from her work. She creates art, with a lot of surface quality and vibrant colors. Shalla's work is filled with motion and excitement.

The intimate experience of making art allows Shalla to express her ideas, thoughts and feelings. Satisfaction comes in knowing when a piece is finished. Joy comes in that special moment when someone connects with a painting and wants it to become part of his or her life.

Artist Statement

I am a narrative painter who focuses on issues of cultural mores and gender politics. Relying on strong memories and the process of meditative visualization, I tell stories that are rooted in my Persian culture, feminism, and magic. 

 

I incorporate animals with human subjects, in a fairy-tale-like atmosphere to induce a sense of nurturing grace. I consider my brushwork to be expressive, as I layer images to invite viewers into my world. My work is filled with a sense of courage and daring, hope, pain, longing, and ultimately triumph. They present images of magical empowerment and transformation.

Exhibitions

. Solo Show at TAG Gallery, February 16, 2021 - March 13, 2021, CA

. Group Show: Won 3rd place in W. Hollywood art competition presented by Lark Gallery - March 2019

. Affair of the Arts September 2013 Culver City, CA

. Torrance Artists' Guild September 2013 Torrance, CA

. Long Beach Art Festival Show August 2013 Long Beach, CA

. Hermosa Beach Art Festival Show June 2013 Hermosa Beach, CA

. Sylvia White Gallery GroupShow February 2013 Ventura, CA

. Cannibal Flower Group Show, June 2012 Los Angeles, CA

. Cannibal Flower Group Show, May 2012 Los Angeles, CA

. Cannibal Flower Group Show, March 2012 Los Angeles, CA

. IVA Solo Show, October 2011 Encino, CA

. Think Restaurant, September 2011 Palos Verde, CA

. Open Studio DownTown San Pedro, 2010, 2011, 2012 San Pedro, CA

. Planet Earth Café/ Gallery, Solo Show, December 2008 Hermosa Beach, CA

. Gallery W13 + Co, Group Show, September 2008 Los Angeles, CA

. Brick and Mortar Gallery/Boutique, July 2008 Los Angeles, CA

. Klade Art Gallery, July 2008 - January 2009 Hermosa Beach, CA

. Gallery W13 + Co, Group Show, February 2008 Los Angeles, CA

. The Whole 9 Gallery, Group Show, January 2008 Los Angeles, CA

Compliments of Shalla Javid © 2021