Hessam Abrishami

Hessam Biography

HESSAM ABRISHAMIHESSAM ABRISHAMI - Born in the city of Shiraz, Iran in 1951, Hessam Abrishami was the son of middle class parents and one of eight brothers and sisters. At age 15, through the inspiration and encouragement of a high school teacher, Hessam discovered both his love of art and his own talent for painting. As a result he became almost obsessed with painting.

Hessam, at age 17, received his first award for painting and went on to win top honors in painting in an all-country student competition in Iran. At age 19, he achieved first place honors in the "Iranian New Artists Competition." Many other national and international honors and recognitions have followed since.

He went on to study in Italy - a place he considered "the center of art in Europe." It was in Perugia, Italy that he studied and completed his Master's Degree in Fine Arts at the Accademi De Belle Arti "Pietro Vanucci."

HESSAM ABRISHAMIHessam emigrated to Los Angeles, California where he continues to expand his creativity. He explores a realm which the French press has called "A statement in the fluidity of human figures . . . He creates a tension between each figure, a kinship of place or condition that provokes the viewer to seek reasons for such relationships." Greatly influenced by modern masters from Cezanne to Picasso, Hessam's boldly colorful paintings are filled with love and laughter, music and dance.

Hessam Abrishami has provided the world with images that capture an essence of love and romance.


 

Hessam Chronology & Exhibitions

1951 Hessam is born In Shiraz, Iran.
1967 Hessam is encouraged to study painting and drawing by his teacher Muezzi.
1970 Hessam wins first place in Iran's National Painting Competition.
1971 Hessam receives B.A. in architecture from the Namazi Institution of Arts, Shiraz.
1975 Hessam leaves Iran to study art at the Accademia di Bella Arti Pietro Vanucci.
1979 Hessam graduates from Accademia di Bella Arti Pietro Vanucci.
1979 Hessam 's first exhibition in the City Gallery of Perugia, Italy.

1980 Hessam returns to Iran
1980 Hessam 's son Kaveh is born
1980 Hessam participates in a group exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Tehran.
1981 One-Man Exhibitions at Derissi Gallery and Suratkadph Gallery in Shiraz.
1982 Publication of a book of his drawings titled "Screams".
1983 Hessam returns to Italy
1984 One-Man Exhibitions at the City Galleries of Julia Nova and Noretto, Italy
1984 Hessam immigrates to the United States

1985 One-Man Exhibition at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
1986 One-Man Exhibition at Forcast Gallery in Los Angeles and Mac Houston Gallery in Pasadena.
1986 Group Exhibition at the San Bernardino Museum of Art.
1987 Hessam illustrates the book of "The Epic of King Kiomars"
1987-90 Hessam participates in 72 Art Festivals and wins 21 prizes.
1989 Group exhibition at the Chicago Holiday Inn.
1989 One-Man Exhibition at the Santa Monica Public Gallery

1990 Hessam exhibits in the Los Angeles and New York Artexpo.

1991 One-Man Exhibition at the Bennett Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee.
1991 Hessam exhibits in the Los Angeles and New York Artexpo.

1992 Hessam joins Collectors Editions Art Publisher.
1992 Group Exhibition at the New York Artexpo.
1992 Hessam exhibits at the Charlotte and Atlanta ABC Shows.
1992 Group Exhibition at Art Asia Trade Show, Hong Kong.

1993 Group Exhibition at Tokyo International Art Show, Japan.
1993 Hessam exhibits in the Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York Artexpo.
1993 Hessam exhibits at Orlando, Dallas, and Atlanta ABC Shows.

1994 Hessam exhibits at New York and Las Vegas Artexpo.
1994 Hessam exhibits at Orlando, Dallas, Atlanta, and Philadelphia ABC Shows.
1994 Hessam exhibits at the International Spring Fair, Birmingham, England.

1995 Hessam exhibits at Dallas and New York Artexpo.
1995 Hessam exhibits at Dallas, and Atlanta ABC Shows.
1995 One-Man Exhibition at Stellers Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida.
1995 One-Man Exhibition at Art Tech. Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
1995 One-Man Exhibition, Lyrical Art Co., Tokyo, Japan.
1995 Group Exhibition at Deck The Walls, San Diego, California.
1995 One-Man Exhibition at the Bennett Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee.

1996 Hessam exhibits in the Los Angeles and New York Artexpo.
1996 Hessam exhibits at Atlanta and Philadelphia ABC Shows.
1996 One-Man Exhibition at Teri Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana.
1996 One-Man Exhibition at A Gallery of Fine Art in Palm Desert, California.
1996 One-Man Exhibition at Barucci Gallery, Clayton, Missouri.
1996 One-Man Exhibition at Shaw Gallery, Naples, Florida.
1996 Group Exhibition at The Art of Entertainment Gallery , MGM Grand Hotel/Casino, Las Vegas.
1996 One-Man Exhibition at Art Impressions Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.

1997 One-Man Exhibition at Apropos Gallery, Telluride, Colorado.
1997 Hessam exhibits at Washington D.C., Chicago, and Atlanta ABC Shows.
1997 One-Man Exhibition at Mary Vincent Gallery, Westchester, Illinois.
1997 One-Man Exhibition at Water Street Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1997 One-Man Exhibition at Gallery 2000, Washington D.C.
1997 International Autumn Fair, Birmingham, England.
1997 Group Exhibition at ABC Galleria, New York.
1997 Hessam exhibits in the Los Angeles and New York Artexpo.
1997 One-Man Exhibition at Syd Entel Galleries, Safety Harbor, Florida.

1998 Hessam exhibits at New York Artexpo.
1998 One-Man Exhibition at Shaw Gallery, Naples, Florida.
1998 One-Man Exhibition at New River Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
1998 One-Man Exhibition at Emerald City Fine Art, Seattle, Washington.
1998 One-Man Exhibition at Gallery 444, San Francisco, California.

1999 Hessam exhibits at New York Artexpo.
1999 One-Man Exhibition at Ocean Gallery, Avalon, New Jersey.
1999 One-Man Exhibition at Art Image Gallery in Washington D.C.
1999 One-Man Exhibition at Stellers Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida.
1999 One-Man Exhibition at Barucci Gallery, Clayton, Missouri.
1999 One-Man Exhibition at Apropos Gallery, Telluride, Colorado.
1999 One-Man Exhibition at Art Impressions Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.
1999 One-Man Exhibition at Danielle Peleg Gallery, Detroit, Michigan.

2000 Hessam exhibits at New York Artexpo.
2000 One-Man Exhibition at New River Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
2000 One-Man Exhibition at Shaw Gallery, Naples, Florida.
2000 One-Man Exhibition at Larry Smith Fine Art Gallery, West Hollywood, California.
2000 One-Man Exhibition at Griffon Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio.
2000 One-Man Exhibition at 21st Century Gallery, Denver, Colorado.
2000 One-Man Exhibition at The Art Shop, Greensboro, North Carolina.

2001 Hessam exhibits at New York Artexpo.
2001 One-Man Exhibition at Gallerie Brion Fine Art, Del Ray Beach, Florida.
2001 One-Man Exhibition at Saper Galleries, East Lansing, Michigan.
2001 One-Man Exhibition at Sahara Fine Art, Bellevue, Washington.
2001 One-Man Exhibition at A Gallery of Fine Art in Palm Desert, California.
2001 One-Man Exhibition at Nese Galleries, Newport Beach, California.

2002 Hessam exhibits at New York Artexpo.
2002 One-Man Exhibition at Shaw Gallery, Naples, Florida.
2002 One-Man Exhibition at New River Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
2002 One-Man Exhibition at Michael Collins Gallery, Escondido, California.

2003 Hessam exhibits at New York Artexpo.
2003 One-Man Exhibition at Gallerie Brion, Del Ray Beach, Florida
2003 One-Man Exhibition at Art Resources Gallery, Edina, Minnesota
2003 One-Man Exhibition at Ocean Galleries, Stone Harbor, New Jersey
2003 One-Man Exhibition at Syd Entel Galleries, Safety Harbor, Florida
2003 One-Man Exhibition at Gallery 319, Santa Monica, California

2004 One-Man Exhibition at West Coast Gallery, Whistler, B.C., Canada.
2004 One-Man Exhibition at Chasen Galleries, Richmond, Virginia.
2004 One-Man Exhibition at Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusettes.
2004 One-Man Exhibition at Artique, Pleasanton, California.
2004 One-Man Exhibition at Shaw Gallery, Naples, Florida.

1990-2005 Annually Exhibits at the New York Artexpo.
2005 One-Man Exhibition at Syd Entel Galleries, Safety Harbor, Florida.
2005 One-Man Exhibition at Gallerie Brion, Delray Beach, Florida.
2005 One-Man Exhibition at Lesa Johnson Gallery, Moraga, CA.