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1967 (age 50–51)|
Daughter of linguist, Fereydoun Motamed. She was born in Abadan, Iran and attended primary and secondary school in Tehran and graduated from University of Tehran with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts. She continued her postgraduate studies and once again graduated in first place from Alzahra University with a Master of Arts degree with concentration in painting.
She began painting as a professional artist in 1983. Starting with a figurative art style she then turned to abstract work, often depicting abstracted Persian female rug weavers and kilim weavers or humans and nature. Persian miniatures have been great sources of inspiration in her latest paintings. She has continued this style while in the United States with a western influence as it appears in some of her abstract figurative 2 collection.
This is a select list of solo exhibitions.
- 2008 – Solo Exhibition, Seyhoun Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States
- 2006 – Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran
- 1996 – Bamdad Gallery, "Manifestation of Eternity of the Persian Carpets", Tehran, Iran
Selected group exhibitions
- 2009 – Group exhibition at IRI's Attaché’s office in Paris, France. Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art's treasury selects and displays one of Noreen Motamed's painting at the Paris exhibition by the Iranian House of Culture
- 2008 – Group exhibition at the Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD), Maryland, United States
- 1998 – Touch of Art Gallery, Virginia, United States
- 1995 – The Third Iranian Painter Biennale, Tehran, Iran
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- "Iranian Women Artists: Guity Novin, Sara Rahbar, Noreen Motamed, Sara Shamsavari, Mansooreh Hosseini, Mokarrameh Ghanbari, Iran Darroudi", ISBN 1155210328, (2010)
- Noreen Motamed's website
- Noreen's Youtube Sideshow Videos
- Voice of America (VOA) TV, Persian Interview with Noreen Motamed about her paintings at Seyhoun Gallery, from 2008