Iman Maleki


Iman Maleki was born in 1976 in Tehran, Iran and is an Iranian Realist painter.

Iman Maleki's fascination with painting began as a child. He started taking lessons in painting at the age of fifteen. His first and only teacher in painting was the celebrated Iranian painter Mortez Ktouzin. His career as a professional painter began during this period. Maleki studied from 1995, at the Fine Arts Faculty of University of Tehran, from where he graduated in Graphic Design in 1999. Since 1998 he has presented several exhibitions of his paintings. In 2000 Maleki established his Painting Studio where he also teaches painting.

During the Second International Art Renewal Center Salon (TM) Competition in 2005, Maleki was awarded The William Bouguereau Award – Emotion Theme and the Figure for his painting "Omens of Hafez" and a Chairman's Choice Award for his other painting "A Girl by the Window".

• 1998 "The Group Exhibition of KARA Studio Painters" at SABZ Gallery

1999 "The Exhibition of Realist painters of Iran" at Tehran Contemporary Museum of Art

2003 "The Group Exhibition of KARA Studio Painters" at SA'AD ABAD Palace

2010 "Iran Inside Out" at Farjam collection in Dubai

2011 "Something More Than Realism...V" in Zaragoza, Spain

2012 "ARA Painting Studio Exhibition" at Barg Gallery in Tehran

2012 "Something More Than Realism...VI" in Zaragoza, Spain

2013 "Irani On Art", León, Spain

2013 "Figurativas 2013" at MEAM Museum, Barcelona, Spain
• 2005 The William Bouguereau Award - 2nd International Art Renewal Center Salon (TM) - Theme: Emotions and the Figure: his painting "Omens of Hafez"  was awarded 

• 2005 Chairman's Choice Award for his painting "A Girl by the Window"
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