Biography

Laleh Javaheri is a textile artist, garment designer, jewelry designer, and painter who has worked in a wide variety of media over the span of over 40 years.

She was born in Tehran, Iran in 1957 and started attending life drawing courses at the age of 12. She quickly excelled in drawing and started adapting oil paints, watercolour and colour pencils to her work. She then went on to study dress making and garment design techniques. She had her first group painting and drawing exhibition at 14 and continued her painting as well as dressmaking and had her first group garment design exhibition at 23. She has continued to work and exhibit her works in mixed media over the years and has explored many different media including found objects, textile and watercolour. She took on sculpture and jewelry design at 35 at the Tehran University of Arts and expanded her media to include ceramics and silver. Her sculpture work was exhibited at the Tehran Sculpture Biennial in 2001 and several other exhibitions. She continued her education in the United States in sculpture and ceramics from 2003 onwards. She also continued garment design and dressmaking and co founded a clothing line at 2009. She currently resides in Vancouver where she is focused on producing works through textile design and felting techniques. 


Exhibitions

November 2018, Eastside Culture Crawl, Arts Factory, Vancouver BC

November 2017, Eastside Culture Crawl, Arts Factory, Vancouver BC

November 2016, As The Crow Flies: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Culture Crawl, Arts Factory, Vancouver BC

September 2016, Canadian contemporary felt exhibition, Penticton, BC

January 2016, Women’s Cultural Society Fundraiser, Vancouver BC

November 2015, Eastside Culture Crawl, Arts Factory, Vancouver BC

November 2015, Learning to Crawl, Firehall Art Studio, Vancouver BC

November 2013-2015, Burnaby Art Council Craft Fair, Vancouver BC

December 2013-2015, Portobello West, Vancouver BC

November 2013-14, Make It! Vancouver Craft Fair, Vancouver BC

February 2013, Gift box Show, North Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

September 2013, Private Show, Broughton St., Vancouver BC

September 2013, Group art show, Seymour Art Gallery, Vancouver BC

August 2013, Blim Art Show, Viva Vancouver Series, Vancouver BC

August 2013, Portobello West, Viva Vancouver Series, Vancouver BC

July 2013-14, North Vancouver Art Council Craft Fair, Vancouver BC

June 2013-2015, Connect, Gathering Place 5th Annual Art Show, Vancouver BC

March 2013, Balding for Dollars (Cancer Fundraiser), Vancouver BC

March 2013, New Year Craft Market, Zoroastrian Society, Vancouver BC

March 2013, Vashma Trunk show at Sugar Studios, Vancouver BC

March 2011, PNG Norouz Gala, Diba Apparel, Vanc. Rowing Club, Vancouver BC

November 2009, Tehran Republic Trunk Show, Raw Canvas, Vancouver BC

Previously various exhibitions and shows include Tehran 2nd Sculpture Biennale and numerous group and solo shows.