Reihaneh
Hosseini

About

Photo credits: © Ahoo Maher

Born in 1988 in Tehran, Iran, Reihaneh Hosseini lives and works in Vienna. Born and raised in Tehran, Hosseini studied philosophy before emigrating to Vienna in 2014, where she currently resides. Trained under Austrian abstract artists including Christian Schwarzwald and Gunter Damisch, Reihaneh soon returned to figurative painting, her favored style for reflecting on the world that surrounds her. As a storyteller, she is inspired by her friends and her everyday life experiences, yet she portrays them with a dysmorphic rendition, exaggerated proportions, grotesque, and distorted features, and an incongruous palette.

Her strong sense of corporeality coupled with the absurdity of the scenes that she depicts reveal a psycho-emotional approach to life and painting. The figures that populate her works oscillate between beauty and ugliness, they have a cartoonish appearance that adds a glimpse of humor and playfulness to her compositions, yet they are imbued with philosophical subtleties. Hosseini’s paintings take us to a dreamlike world where each of her characters evokes our unconscious thoughts, our inner child, as well as our mental and social imagery.

Educations
2021
MFA in Fine Arts - Vienna — Austria
2014
Graphic Arts and Printmaking Techniques - The Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna — Austria
2013
Bachelor in Philosophy - University of Tehran — Iran
Solo Exhibitions
2020
Come in - A.MORE gallery — Milan, Italy
2019
Get Out - Porgy & Bess — Vienna, Austria
2014
Elahe Gallery — Tehran, Iran
2013
Galerie Het Vijfde Seizoen — Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012
Elahe Gallery — Tehran, Iran
Group Exhibitions
2022
Chronicles 4 - Galerie Dorste — Berlin, GermanyFuture Fair - newcube.art — New York, United StatesLa Grande Bouffe - Elektrohalle Rhomberg — Salzburg, Austria
2021
Art Fair Parallel - Academy of Fine Arts — Vienna, AustriaArt Fair, Art Verona - A.MORE gallery — Verona, ItalyUp Close and Personal - Ross+ Kramer Gallery — New York, United States
2020
Art Fair, Art Verona, Digital Black & Yellow - A.MORE gallery — Verona, ItalyAusbruch Improper - Walls Gallery — Vienna, AustriaRundgang - Academy of Fine Arts — Vienna, Austria
2019
All Paper Show - Semperdepot, Academy of Fine Arts — Vienna, AustriaArt Fair Parallel - Die Schöne Gallery — Vienna, AustriaBit Up, Then Left - Zollamt Galerie [Offenbach] — Frankfurt, GermanyRundgang - Academy of Fine Arts — Vienna, Austria
2018
Old Painters Are Trying To Kill Me - Specktakel — Vienna, AustriaRundgang - Academy of Fine Arts — Vienna, AustriaUsbest - Library of the Academy of Fine Arts — Vienna, Austria
2017
Reduce Yourself - The Manfred — Vienna, Austria
2013
40 Iranian Women - Art Cantara — Athens, Greece40 Iranian Women - Art Cantara — Brussels, Belgium40 Iranian Women - Art Cantara — Warsaw, PolandFestival For Youth Art - Saba Art and Cultural Institute — Tehran, IranAria Gallery — Tehran, IranNiavaran Gallery — Tehran, Iran
2011
Aria Gallery — Tehran, IranLaleh Art Gallery — Tehran, Iran
2010
Barg Gallery — Tehran, IranLaleh Art Gallery — Tehran, Iran
Grants
2021
Artaward - STRABAG — Nomination