Interview with Sepideh Riahi - Costa Mesa (October 13, 2007)
Sepideh Riahi is one the promising young artists living in southern California. She left her home and family in hopes of becoming an artist 7 years ago, and moved to southern California. After she finished the art program at Long Beach State, She strives to make conceptual and socially aware designs for the people. She believes that art belongs to everybody and not only the "art elite." She tries to bring the arts to the people, as opposed to bringing people to the art galleries. After she worked for "The Getty Museum" and "EZTV Media" in Los Angeles, She became an entrepreneur and owner of "the conceptualists", an art and design firm.
? A winner of international contest for ?Associazione Culturale Good Design? on the subject of freedom of speech. Top 100 designs was chosen among 1834 submissions from all over the world, 2009
? Interviewed with Voice of America, An International prestigious television channel on the concepts of designs
? Published in the international archive of ?Associazione Culturale Good Design?
? Published and interviewed with Pars Times, an online magazine based in Los Angeles, 2008
? Published and interviewed with Tehran Magazine, A monthly Los Angeles based magazine, 2007
? Certificate of outstanding achievement in higher education, Association Professors and Scholars, 2006
? Dr. Pakravan grant of excellence in education, Association Professors and Scholars, 2006
? Semi Finalist in the International Library of Photography contest, 2000
? Published art photography in the book of International Library of Photography Journey?s End, 2000
? Published art photography in the book of International Library of Photography called The Horizon End, 1999
? Published at Pictures.com by the International Library of Photography, 2000
? Member of Golden Key International Honor Society
? Member of American Institute of Graphic Art [AIGA]
? Member of Graphic Design Guild [GDG]
? International exhibition of top 100 poster design winners around the world. The countries include: France (Louvre Museum), Turkey, Lebanon, Serbia, Belgium, Argentina, South Korea, United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, Bolivia, Peru, Portugal, United States, Morocco, Italy, Canada, Ecuador, Spain, Sweden, Georgia, Austria.
? Interactive public arts projects, Mehregan festival, Orange County, 2008
? Fine art solo exhibition at Dr. Maxine Merlino gallery, Long Beach, 2007
? Fine art exhibition at Pico house gallery, Los Angeles, 2006
? Fine art exhibition at Self help graphic, Los Angeles, 2005
? Fine art exhibition at Gattov gallery, Los Angeles, 2005
? Fine art exhibition at Angel?s gate gallery, Long Beach, 2004