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Manaz Raiszadeh tells abstract, visual stories that words themselves cannot express. A self-taught French-Afghan artist based in San Diego, California, Manaz explores the world around us through her own lens, sharing a global perspective rooted in identity as well as societal and lived experiences. Inspired by the places we have been and the stories we are told, Manaz's artwork brings her concepts to life, eternalizing them in a vibrant tapestry of gestural handstyle lettering and thoughtful color composition. With an architectural edge, her work is reminiscent of well-worn street art scenery — layered, scraped and reworked into colorful landscapes and connected narratives. Her intuitional style combines acrylic paint, oil pastels, paper collage and a variety of other mediums, bringing depth and texture to each piece.

Born and raised in beautiful Normandie, France by parents from the forgotten streets of Kabul, Afghanistan, Manaz eventually made her way to sunny San Diego, where she works daily from her home studio. With a French edge, a Californian dream, and some hot, boiling Afghan blood, Manaz creates work to not only share her stories with the world, but to show gratitude to the universe.
 

BIO

 

Manaz Raiszadeh- MostaManaz Art

 

Artist/Owner

 

b. 1986

 

Currently lives and works in San Diego, CA

 

CV

Museum exhibitions:

2023 - 2024

Oceanside Museum of Art - OMA 2021 International Exhibition.

2021

The San Diego Museum of Art - Artists Guild 2021 International Summer

Exhibition.

2021

Oceanside Museum of Art - OMA 2021 International Exhibition.

Solo exhibitions:

2024

“L'Afghane”/ Shockboxx Project Gallery- Hermosa Beach, United States

 

2020

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

Group exhibitions:

2024

“Bloom" / Azart Gallery - New York, United States

2024

“Love Lounge" / The Ritz- Carlton - Laguna Niguel, United States

2023

“All Media 2023" / Irvine Fine Art Center - Irvine, United States

2023

“FE(MALE)" / Ria Gallery - MontClair, United States

2023

“Not! An Art Fair" / Shockboxx Project Gallery - Los Angeles, United States

2022

“Not! An Art Fair" / Shockboxx Project Gallery - Los Angeles, United States

2022

“Shine Bright" /SingulArt - Online Gallery. France.

2022

“Metamorphosis: The Art of Transformation" / Visionary Art Collective - Online Gallery. USA

2021

“All Abstract" / Camelback Gallery - Online Gallery. USA

2021

“16th AnnualCalifornia Open" / Tag Gallery - Los Angeles, United States

2021

Camelback Gallery's Artist Choice VII/ Camelback Gallery - Online Gallery

2021

“Juries Exhibit 2021" / FrontPorch Gallery - San Diego, United States

2021

“Not! An Art Fair" / Shockboxx Project Gallery - Los Angeles, United States

2021

"Purely Abstract" Las Laguna Art Gallery- Laguna Beach, United States

2021

"Made in California" Brea Gallery - Los Angeles, United States

2021

“Hot Damn" / Shockboxx Project Gallery - Los Angeles, United States

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

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

Fairs:

Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London 2023 - Azart Gallery 

 

Prizes:

2021

"All Abstract" / Camelback Gallery- Silver Award- Online Gallery

2021

“Juries Exhibit 2021" / FrontPorch Gallery- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States

2021

Camelback Gallery's Artist Choice VII/ Camelback Gallery- Bronze Award- Online Gallery

 

2020

"Midnight" National Art Show- Honorable Mention- San Diego, United States

 

2019

"75 & SUNNY" show- Juror's Choice award- San Diego, United States

 

2019

"IVORY DREAMS" show- Juror's Choice award- San Diego, United States

 

Publications:

2021

House & Garden Magazine UK - October issue 2021

2021

Thought Magazine Issue #4

2021

Made in California catalogue- 2021 Brea Gallery.

2020

Kate Ashton - Abstract Painting: For Today's Contemporary Artist.

 

2020

Midnight National Art Show Catalogue: At Midnight.

 

2020

SD Voyager- Meet Manaz Raiszadeh.

 

 

Representation:

Ria Gallery,

Montclair, New Jersey

Azart Gallery

New York, New York

LGOCA

Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art

Laguna Beach, California

The White Room Gallery

Bridgehampton, New York

SingulArt.com

Ashton Gallery

San Diego, California (2017-2021)

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