Gallery Art Show Features Wilmette Institute Faculty Member Marjan Nirou Saniee

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Three Pears (2009, oil on wood, 12 x 12”)

Wilmette Institute faculty member Marjan Nirou Saniee is featured in a three-woman art show called Colors Remembered at the Tara Gallery of International Fine Arts in Santa Monica, California, May 17 through June 18, 2014. An opening reception was held on May 17.


Three Pomegranates (2009, oil on wood, 12 x 12”)

The exhibition features the works of three female Iranian artists: Mehri Dadgar, Shahla Etedali, and Marjan Nirou Saniee. Saniee is a faculty member for two Wilmette Institute courses—The Bahá’í Faith and the Arts and Practicing the Arts: A Workshop Course for Bahá’í Artists.

Saniee holds an MFA degree in painting from Pratt Institute in New York. She has exhibited in the New York City metropolitan area. Her works are in private collections on the East and West coasts of the United States. Her original style exploits the textural possibilities of wood resulting in a unique coming together of vivid colors, complex textures, and simple abstracted shapes.

Saniee has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including a solo show in November 2013 at Artspace@MONDO in Summit, New Jersey, and a group show in July 2013 called Working It Out at The Painting Center, in New York City.

On September 2, 2014, Saniee will be faculty once again for the Wilmette Institute course Practicing the Arts: A Workshop for Bahá’í Artists.”