1946                       Born in Iran.

1979                       Moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1984                       Moved to Miami, USA.

1993                       Migrated to Australia.


1999                       Graduated, Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours), University of South Australia.

1993                       Undertook studies in art, Florida International University

1988                       Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors, the USA.

1972                       Graduated, Bachelor of Business Management, University of Tehran.



2003                       Research on Coffee-house painting style in Iran.



2002-2010            Guest Lecturer, UNI SA.


2011                       Four week residency in Cambodia, teaching art and painting mural.

2008                       Three months residency in Dunhuang, China., cave painting project.

2007                       NEXUS Multicultural Art Centre, Adelaide, Multicultural Mural project.


2012                       Shortlisted, Doug Moran Portrait Prize.

2009                       Finalist, Celeste international Art  Prize, Berlin.

2008                       Finalist, Doug Moran Portrait Prize; Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize.

2007                       Multicultural Art Prize, NEXUS Multicultural Arts Centre, Adelaide.

2006                       Established Artist Project Grant, Arts SA.

2004                       Finalist, McLaren Vale Art Prize, The Fleurieu Art Foundation, SA.

2003                       First Prize (Painting), The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize.

2003                       Joint Winner, SoHo International Art Competition, New York, USA.

2003                       Project Grant to research Coffee-house painting style in Iran, Arts SA, SA.

2002                       Finalist, The Fleurieu Art Prize; Project grant, Arts SA.

2000                       Project Grant, Helpmann Academy, South Australia.

2000                       Project Grant, Arts SA, South Australia.

1999                       First Prize, The National AQ Printworks Art Prize.

1998                       Membership Award, The Golden Key National Honour Society.



Since April 2014, I have stopped painting and exhibiting due to death of my daughter Marsha Mehran, an international best seller author. And Unfortunately my son Sam Mehran,  musician and songwriter, also died in July 2018. Since 2014, I have been writing my first novel.

2011                       Pendent, Cowwarr Art Space, Victoria

2010                       Moving on, Gallery 139, Adelaide.

2009                       Post Dream Secrets, Arya Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2009                       Longing Belonging, Niavaran Artistic Creation Foundation, Tehran

2007                       Selected Paintings, Shanghai Art Fair, China.

2007                       Synthesis, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2007                       Look At Me, NEXUS Multicultural Art Gallery, Adelaide , Australia.

2006                       Selected work, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia.

2005                       New Paintings, Adele Boag Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.

2004                       Chapter One, Andrew Baker Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.

2003                       Glimpse. Bay Discovery Centre, Glenelg,  Australia.

2002                       Open Studio, SALA Festival, Adelaide, Australia.

2001                       Searching into the Past, Andrew Baker Art Gallery, Brisbane,  Australia.

                                Once Upon a Time, NEXUS Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.

2000                       Searching into the Past, BMGART, North Adelaide, Australia.

1995                       Paintings, Gallery Shopping Centre, Adelaide,  Australia.

1994                       Paintings, Artzone Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.



2009                       Animamix Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan.

2008                       Portrait Paintings, Moran Portrait Prize touring exhibition, Portrait painting, Black Swan Art Prize, Perth, Australia.

2007                       Painting, NEXUS Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

2006                       New Painting, Adele Boag Gallery, Adelaide, AustraliaMC

2005                       Unloading, Barr Smith Library, University Of Adelaide, Australia.

2004                       McLaren Vale Art Prize, The Fleurieu Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia

2003                       Touring Exhibition, The Fleurieu Biennale, SA, Australia.

2003                       The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum.

2002                       Touring Exhibition, Main Street Gallery, Adelaide,  Australia.

2002                       SALA Festival, Main Street Gallery, Hahndorf, SA, Australia

2002                       SALA Festival, Gallery M, Marion, SA, Australia.

2001                       Alice Prize, Alice Spring Art Foundation, Alice Spring, NT, Australia.

2000                       Members Exhibition, NEXUS Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.


2007                     Multicultural mural for the NEXUS Gallery, Adelaide.

2008                     Fresco style cave painting in Dunhuang China.

2012                      Historical mural for Boolarra town.

2011                      Sunrise Children’s Villages Mural.