Mohammad Reza “Ali” Alinejad
Mohammad Reza “Ali” Alinejad’s sculptural work combines forms that are influenced by Persian letters. He transforms the lettering into his own personal designs. He integrates many design elements to produce forms that reflect his individual thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Ali’s intention is for the work to be thought provoking, and emanate feelings of peace, joy, whimsy, and wonder.
BFA Art History + Set Design, University of Paris VIII, Paris, France
California Dreaming, Los Angeles Garden Club
Solo Exhibition, Haftan Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Group Exhibition, Cultural Center fo Nevavaran, Iran
Ceramics Biennial, Iman Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran
Open Studio Tour, Clay Studio, Thousand Oaks, CA
Reflections II, Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA
Artful Couples, Atrium Gallery, Ventura, CA
California Open Exhibition,TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Open Studio, Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA
Clay Evolution: A New Look @ Clay, High Studio Gallery, Moorpark, CA
Abstract Art From The Soul, High Studio Gallery, Moorpark, CA
Annual Juried Exhibition, Thousand Oaks Community Gallery, Thousand Oaks, CA
Ceramic Biennale, Sabba Museum, Tehran, Iran
Solo Exhibition, University of Art, Tehran, Iran
International Affairs, High Studio Gallery, Moorpark, CA
Group Exhibition, Cultural Center of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
International Insights, Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA
Annual Juried Exhibition,Westlake Village Art Guild, Thousand Oaks, CA
Wheel Throwing 101,Instructional DVD, produced by Clay Studio + Gallery Inc.
Serving Platters, commissioned by Whole Foods Market, Thousand Oaks, CA
Prints of Pride Tile Project, Simi Valley Town Center, commissioned by Forest City Enterprises4>
SELECTED PRIVATE + PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
City of Thousand Oaks, California
Annie + Ralph Mendoza
Bill + Jean Amador
Walt + Rochelle Hoylman
Michelle + Curt Edmonds
Jill + George Peter
Lisa + James Spencer
Ventura County Star, “Artist communicates through passion with clay,” by Nicole D’Amore, April 15, 2011, p. 8B
805 Living Magazine, “With these hands, potters create lasting impressions,” by Cynthia Nooney, April 2008, p. 54.
Ventura County Star, “Local artists to Premiere ‘Wheel Throwing 101’ DVD,”photo, February 19, 2008, p. B5.
Ventura County Star-Studio 805, …A trip to Ceramics Studio highlight of the week,” by Gretchen Macchiarella, May 15, 2007, p. 7.
805 Living Magazine, “Art Therapy,” by Sim Carter, April 2006, p.30.
Acorn Newspaper, “Mixed Media show to open at Civic Arts Plaza,” February 9, 2006, p. 34.
Ventura County Star, “They joined their lives, the their careers,” by Jim Woodard, November 8, 2003, p. 19.
Ventura County Star, “Clay brings out students new skills,” by Nicole D’Amore, June 22, 2001, p. 19.
SELECTED VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS
2004 Visiting Artist/Instructor, TR-3 Studio, Kyoto, Japan
2006 Visiting Artist/Instructor, University of Art, Tehran, Iran