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Shiva Pakdel

Novato, California

Timeless Themes of the Persian Perspective

Persia (Iran), is an extraordinary land that evokes different feelings when mentioned: different for those who focus on its politics, and different for those who focus on its art, history, and culture.

My work celebrates a side of Iran that focuses on its distinctive art and imagery from the past and present, My goal is to explore, present and showcase the scope and range of Persian art while transcending the constraints of ideological and cultural borders.

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I grew up in Abadan, Iran during the 60s. Abadan was one of the most liberal cities in Iran which offered a modern western lifestyle in a land of history and tradition. This exposure to both east and west and growing up with an artistic mother, provided me with great appreciation and enjoyment for art, culture, history, and poetry of Iran, as well as the art and culture of the West.

I’m an artist, artist advocate, art curator, and collector, with many years of marketing and advertising experience.
I'm a board member of MarinMOCA and have served on the board of Marin Open Studios and the Auxiliary of the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco. I'm an independent art curator and founded Madrigal Artist Series where I curated more than 40 exhibitions.

My Artwork

Girl in Red Dress

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The Gate to Paradise 2

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The Gate to Paradise III

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Persian Tiles II

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Four generations of mothers and daughters

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Persian Tiles - Shah's Mosque

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the 30 bird project II

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From the 30 Bird Project I

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The Gate to Paradise

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Bridges of Isfahan

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Art II

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Persian Woodwork

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Gates of Paradise

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Persian Tiles - Shah's Mosque II

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the 30 bird project III

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Persian Architecture

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Promise of Paradise

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Persian Tiles

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Promise of Paradise

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Persian Arches II

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the 30 bird project

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From the 30 Bird Project

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Promise of Paradise .

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