Guity Novin

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Guity Novin
Guity Navran

1944 (age 78–79)
EducationFaculty of Decorative Arts, Tehran
Known for

Guity Novin (née Navran; born 1944) is an Iranian-born Canadian artist, known as a figurative painter and graphic designer. She classifies her work as "transpressionism" (trans- and impressionism), a term coined by Novin in the 1990s.[1] Her works are in private and public collections worldwide.[2] Novin has served on a UNESCO national committee of artists.[3][non-primary source needed]

Early life and education[edit]

Novin was born Guity Navran in 1944 in Kermanshah, Iran.[4][better source needed] In early 1953, the Navran family moved to Tehran.[citation needed]


After graduating from the Faculty of Fine Arts with a BA in graphic design,[when?] Novin was employed as a graphic designer in the Department of Graphic Arts at the Ministry of Culture and Arts (MCA) in Tehran, in 1970.[citation needed] She also began to design the cover of magazines like Zaman, and various literally periodicals such as Chaapar, and Daricheh.[5]

In addition she participated in numerous group exhibitions such as the Women artists exhibition during Asian Games of 1974. As well, She exhibited in the Salon d' autumn, Paris.[6]

Novin in her studio in Kingston, Ontario, 1981

Her illustrations were published in Le Carnaval de la licorne (2001),[7] and her work Pears in Blue was published in Abnormal Psychology.[8]

Vancouver period, 1996 to present[edit]

Novin moved to Vancouver in 1996. From 1996 onwards in a series of shows, she called her style as Transpressionism, and viewed it as a new initiative in art. Solo shows in this period include The Bliss of Solitude (2004), And Yet the Menace of the Years Find, and Shall Find, Me Unafraid (2006), Whispered of peace, and truth, and friendliness unquelled (2007), 'She opened her door and her window, And the heart and the soul came through" (2008), and "but love is the sky and I am for you, just so long and long enough" (2009) (All at North Vancouver Community Arts Council, "Art in Garden").[3][non-primary source needed][9] She also participated in a number of group shows, including two shows at the Ferry Building Gallery in 2006 and 2008,[10] and in the CityScape gallery in 2009.[11]

Graphic design work[edit]

Novin has illustrated the covers of magazines like Negin and Zaman; and the publications of the Free Cinema of Iran. She was also the graphic designer of the First Tehran International Film Festival. In Ottawa her illustrations were published in the Breaking The Silence Magazine during the 1980s.[12]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas F. Oltmanns, Robert E. Emery, & Steven Taylor, Abnormal Psychology, Canadian Edition, Prentice Hall, Toronto,2002, p. 713. See also: Joice Goodwin, Art in the Garden, Arts Alive Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 3, May–June 2007.
  2. ^ "Iran Chamber Society: Iranian Visual Arts: Guity Novin". Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Articles" – click "articles" then "resume". Accessed 6 January 2007
  4. ^ "Guity Novin". North Van Arts.
  5. ^ Ramin Mahjouri, Guity Novin: the Quiet Artist, Paivand, Vancouver, Vol. 6, No. 228, 18 August 2000
  6. ^ First Teheran International Art Exhibition, by M. Pirnia Kayhan, 22 December 1974, No. 9444, p. 5
  7. ^ "Le Carnaval de la licorne" by Julie Huard, Les Edition L'Interligne, 2001 Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine Julie Huard web page. Accessed 6 January 2007
  8. ^ Oltmanns, T.F., Emery, R.E., and Taylor, Steven, p.335, p. 713, Prentice Hall, Toronto, 2001
  9. ^ "Joyce Goodwin - arts alive, Vol. 12, No. 3, May/June 2007, p. 14". Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Heres looking at you" exhibition at the Ferry Building Gallery Archived 10 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents Longing – 18 Jun". 16 June 2009. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011.
  12. ^ See for example: Breaking the Scilence, a feminist quarterly, June 1988, ISSN 0713-4266, pages 4, 6, 11, 12.

Further reading[edit]

  • L'actuelle exposition des peintures de Guity Novin à la Galerie Negar, Nicole Van de Ven, Journal de Téhéran, 2 Dec
  • Whispering of A Woman Painter, By Florence, Ayandegan, 23rd, Azar 1350, November 1971, p. 4
  • A Critique of Guity Novin Exhibition, in Negar Gallery, by Mansooreh Hosseini, Kayhan, November 1971
  • Expression of Silence, Negin, 30th, Mehr 1350, September 1971. No. 77, 7th Year. p. 19.
  • Expression of Silence, by F. Hajir, Ettelaat, No. 13666, 16th, Azar 1350, 1971, p 11.
  • The rapture of Young Painters, Zan-e Rooz, No. 352, Azar 1350, October 1971.
  • Exhibition of Paintings by Guity Novin—A journey into the Poetic Spaces of Shamloo, in Seyhoon Gallery, Ayandegan, Khordad, 1352, May 1973, p. 4.
  • "I'm the Painter of Poetical Spaces" – A Conversation with Guity Novin, Ettelaat, 17th, Khordad 1352, May 1973, No. 14119. p. 7.
  • A great quest in an exhibition, Ettelaat-e Banuvan, 6th, Tir 1352 July 1973.
  • " A poetic cry in painting" – on Exhibition of Guity Navran (Novin) in Seyhoon Gallery, Zan-e Rooz, 30th, Tir 1352, June 1973. No. 431.
  • A review of Guity Navran exhibition – a Journey into the poetical spaces of Shamloo"', by Firoozeh Mizani, Tamasha, 26th, Khordad 1352, May 1971, No. 114.
  • "A Heritage from Ancient Persia," a critique of Guity Novin's exhibition Lost Serenade at the Brock street Gallery by Don McCallum, The Whig-Standard, Vol. 2, No. 51, Kingston, Ontario, 3 October 1981.
  • "Artistic Underground Surfaces" on Brock Street, by Frank Berry, The Queen's Journal, 9 October 1981.
  • "Circles of Time, A Conversation with Guity Novin", by S. Motazedi, Shahrvand, Toronto, Vol. 10, No. 532, November 2000, p. 30.

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