Watercolors by Mandana Dalaei-Khojasteh
March 17, 2000
Mandana Dalaei-Khojasteh is an Iranian-born, New York-based artist whose
work features the dream of Persian gardens, vast meadows with colorful
flowers along with different brilliant colors of Iranian tribeswomen's
outfits and headscarves.
The inspiration for these works often originate from the themes and
metaphores of Persian literature. Her works reflect the social and cultural
contents of traditional Iranian life where the originality of dreams, thoughts
and expression has made a unique multicultural nation.
Dalaei-Khojasteh graduated from the Fashion Institute of New York (FIT)
with a majer in interior design. Several art gallery throughout the U.S.,
including Lawrence Gallery in New York City, have hosted her paintings
Her most recent works were exhibited during The Year 2000 Medical Alumni
Weekend - SUSMA on March 11-12, 2000 at Sheraton Crossroads Hotel &
Towers, in Mahwah New Jersey. They reflected a genuine attempt to blend
dreamy Persian elegence with Western contemporary motifs.
Dalaei-Khojasteh is currently a freelance artist as well as a design
consultant to several major American firms.
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