2000-2004 Boston University, Boston MA
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting
Included extensive study of sculpture, art history, French literature and film 
1982-1998 Rowland Hall St. Marks, Salt Lake City, Utah
College preparatory, beginning through upper school
1996-1997 Lycée Alain René Le Sage, Vannes France 
Youth For Understanding International Exchange Student 

March-April 2009 Vermont Studio Center, Painting Residency
Summer 2007 New York Studio School: Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson
Summers 1999- Intern, Professor Ron Tomlinson, Fort Worth Texas
2001 1999: Introduction to oil painting: studio practice: photographs and master works
2000: Painting and drawing from life: Self-portraits and Still Lives
2001: Pictorial composition, drawings to inform paintings

Solo Exhibitions:
October 2008 Etemad Gallery, Tehran, Iran: “Soul Mud”, presenting the Persian Boy and the Div series

Group Exhibitions:
March 2010 Leila Heller Gallery: Tehran—New York
May 2009 Vermont Studio Center
January 2009 Niavaran Art Fair, Tehran, Iran
December 2008 Art Expo, Tehran, Iran
November 2008 Brick Lane Gallery, London, England: Heaven on Earth Now, Portraying the Iranian Woman
April 2008 Saba Museum of Modern Art, Tehran: 7th National Iranian Painting Biennale
2004 Boston University Thesis Exhibition
2002 Talar Hamidi Gallery, Tehran Iran
2000-2002 Boston University Student Exhibition

2004 Nominee for the Mortimer Hays Brandies Traveling Fellowship 
2000-2004 Boston University Merit Grant
2000-2004 Boston University performance Award
2000-2004 Constatine Alajalov Scholarship

August 2013 CNN Documentary Interview with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
21 October 2008 Tandis Art Biweekly, 
“Searching for the Son of Man, A Look at Amirhossein Akhavan’s paintings at the Etemad Gallery” 

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