Elnaz Nourizadeh

Elnaz Nourizadeh Born in Tehran, Iran, living and working in Melbourne, Australia since 2013.

Elnaz is an artist who works across various modes of sculpture, installation and performance alongside her rich experience on making domestic earthenware ceramics. Elnaz's work focuses on physical engagement with materials through the creation of abstract forms. This interest stemmed from her studies in industrial design, abstract art, minimalism and modernism. In Tehran, Elnaz studied under Maryam Salour, a leading Iranian sculptor, painter and ceramist. Her career continued after she immigrated to Australia. In 2018 Elnaz commenced a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University. During this time, she began to combine ceramics, sculpture and performance in distinctive installation art. She uses primary materials, such as clay, sand and paper in her large size works exploring pure abstraction, space and physicality.

Elnaz has been selected for the Iranian Ceramic Biennial and the Victorian Craft Award. She was awarded the 2016 Art Almanac Prize. Her ceramics have been profiled in The Design Files, Frankie Magazine and Venice Clay Artists.

Education

  • 2018-20 Master of Fine Art, RMIT University, Melbourne
  • 2011-13 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and drawing technology, SAPCO, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011 Basic and intermediate course of Foot-operated and Electric Wheel thrown ceramics, Organization of Technical and Vocational Training, Tehran, Iran
  • 2009-10 Advance Wheel Thrown ceramics, Mr. Mehri private studio, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008 Specialising in Glaze Making Course, Mr Arabali Sherveh private studio, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008 Principles of Glaze and Color in Artistic Ceramic, Sanat Ceram Company, Tehran, Iran
  • 2004-06 Associate degree in Industrial Drawing, Kosha college of Applied-science, Tehran, Iran
  • 2002-13 Pottery, Ceramic and Sculpting, Ms Maryam Salour private studio, Tehran, Iran

Awards

  • 2016 The Art Almanac Prize 2016 Annual and Awards Group sculpture Exhibition for The Eye.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Bauhaus now! Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne
  Dear Mud with love Ceramic Triennial, Australian Ceramic Triennial, Hobart
  MIFGS 2019 Sculpture Exhibition, Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Melbourne
2018 Enthralled Ceramic Exhibition, Valley Potters, No Vacancy Gallery Melbourne
  Melbourne Ceramic Exhibition, Boom Gallery, Geelong
  MIFGS 2018 Sculpture Exhibition, Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Melbourne
  Meander Sculpture Exhibition, Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, Melbourne
  Annual and Award 2018 Sculpture Exhibition, Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Melbourne
2017 16th Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak village, Melbourne
  Victorian Craft Award Exhibition, Craft Victoria Gallery Melbourne
  Meander Sculpture Exhibition, Herring Island Summer Art Festival, Melbourne
  MIFGS 2017 Sculpture Exhibition, Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Melbourne
2016 Annual and Award 2016 Sculpture Exhibition, Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Melbourne
2015 Belonging Australian Ceramic Triennial, Australian National University, Canberra
  Out of the blue Exhibition, Panoply Gallery Melbourne
  Narrative Sculpture Exhibition, Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, Melbourne
  14th Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak village, Melbourne
  MIFGS 2015 Sculpture Exhibition, Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Melbourne
  A4 Art Exhibition, Herring Island Summer Art Festival, Contemporary Art Society, Melbourne
2014 35 ON Ceramic Exhibition, Valley Potters, Wyreena Gallery Melbourne
  Annual and Award 2014 Sculpture Exhibition, Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Melbourne
  Stimulus of The New Ceramic Exhibition, Valley Potters, Kingston art Gallery Melbourne
  A4 Art Exhibition, Herring Island Summer Art Festival, Contemporary Art Society, Melbourne
2011 Together Exhibition, Neel Art Gallery Tehran, Iran
  The 10th National Biennial of Iranian Contemporary Ceramic, Semnan, Iran
2006 The 8th Contemporary Iranian Ceramic and Glass Biennial, Tehran, Iran

Presentations

  • 2019 My works in Social Media Association of Sculptors of Victoria at ladder art space gallery, Melbourne
  • 2016 My Ceramic Sculpture and the techniques Association of Sculptors of Victoria, Melbourne

Professional Memberships

  • 2014-Current Australian Ceramics Community
  • 2013-Current Association of Sculptors of Victoria
  • 2013-Current Craft Victoria Gallery

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