Shahrokh Rezvani Biography

Shahrokh Rezvani




American printmaker Shahrokh Revani was born August 25, 1943. He received his MA in printmaking from Ball State University, Indiana, in 1972, and an MFA from Wayne State in 1974, where he focused on cliche-verre printmaking.In 1975 he was invited by the Persian Minister of Art to set up a printmaking workshop at the College of Decorative Arts in Tehran, Iran. A second invitation was sent from the Office of the Queen Farah Pahlavi to set up a workshop at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

He returned to the United States in 1977 to establish the Rezvani Workshop in scottsdale, Arizona. Rezvani also been a guest teacher and lecturer at Tuscon Museum of Art; Scottsdale Center of the Arts; Tamarind Institute; Arizona State University; and the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, among others. He has been listed in Who's Who in International Art since 1987, and was included in the Dictionary of International Biography (Cambridge, England). He continues to live and work in Arizona.

Selected exhibitions:
1974: "Exposition International des Arts de Tehran," Iran American Cultural Center
1975: Exhibition with Louise Nevelson, Iran American Cultural Center
1978: "20 Arizona Artists," traveling exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum
1980:  "Cliche-Verre: Hand Drawn, Light-Printed - A Survey of the Medium from 1839 to the Present" Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 
1987 - 89: Solo traveling exhibition, 
Arizona Commission on the Arts
1990: "Twentieth Century Cliche-Verre," Galerie Shimofusaya, Chiba-ken, Japan

Selected collections: 
Bibliotheque Nationale de France; Tucson Museum of Art; Detroit Institute of Arts (Michigan); California Palace of the Legion of Honor (San Francisco); Phoenix Art Museum (Arizona); Scottsdale Center for the Arts (Arizona); among others.