MITRA GHAVAMIAN

Mitra Ghavamian is a Toronto multidisciplinary artist of Persian origin. After graduating from the University for Dramatic Arts in Tehran in 1980, she began a career as a painter and a costume designer for theatre and film. From 1980 to 1994 Mitra has designed costume for number of feature films such as Nar-O-Nay, The Portrait of Love, David Flowers, TV series such as Amir Kabir, and more than 20 theatre productions in Iran. Since immigrating to Canada in 1994, she has continued her work as a scenic painter and breakdown artist for film (Such as X-men, Resident Evil, Bulletproof monk, Wrong Turn, etc.) and theatre (such as the Lion King). Mitra has also showcased her painting collections in many group and solo exhibitions in Canada and the US. She has been nominated twice for the Pauline McGibbon Award for a production crafts person and once for the New Pioneers Award for a visual artist.