Mani Saemi, known as a Persian-Iranian painter, was born in Tehran, Iran. His passion of art emerged in the very early stages of his life which led him to work predominantly in the mediums of painting, illustration and graphic design. Living in a family with an artistic background helped him nurture his abilities in the field. Mani got his bachelor’s degree in visual communication with a focus on graphic design in 2009, beside which he pursued a degree in interior design in 2011, later on he moved to Sweden and gained a foundation degree in fashion and textiles, showing that he have had a naturally creative flair with a great passion for art. Mani is currently studying fashion design and development at London College of Fashion, a constituent college of the University of the Arts London, England.
Mani’s practice spans various disciplines including painting, mural art, illustration, and design. His paintings are ambiguous, and multi -faceted, the central focus constantly shifting the perspective of the viewer. Influences of East and West intertwine as he explores the fluidity of gender and cultural heritage.
Mani’s paintings have no specific technique or gender. In Mani’s paintings you see some influences from Cubism and Surrealism. You can also see the mixture of colors and techniques such as drawing and painting.
Mani has put together over thirty art exhibitions, all around the world of his art including, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Iran, England and United States.
2020 Artist Received hundreds of his own cart Postals aimed Support by the Cultural Development Administration, the Western Gotland region, Sweden.
2020 #28 Parallax, Europe’s largest Independent Art & Design art fair, Held at Kensington Town Hall, 14th-16th February, London; United Kingdom.
2019 ART BASEL Art Week, Selected artist by the jury for the Art Box, Project Miami 2.0. 2nd-8th December 2019, California, Miami; United State.
2019 Artwork published at Fake Art Magazine, “Your first & your last”, Issue 02 – sep.
2019 Online art gallery at IAMART
2019 Published paintings at Wotsart “Portraits” #28, Juli issue, international art magazine.
2019 Start-up Maniac design London, London, United kingdom.
2018 6 month work shop fashion retail art gallery and group art exhibition at Never Fade, Soho, London; United Kingdom.
2018 “Today’s Artists” Group art exhibition, 19-25 April, Saba art galley, Tehran; Iran.
2018 “Steneby Wood Work” Group art exhibition, 5-16 March, Bengtsfors art gallery, Bengtsfors; Sweden.
2018 “LETHE’S ON THE MOVE 1” Contemporary collective art exhibition, 6 – 31 January, Ponte de Lima; Portugal.
2017 “The doors” Fashion design, Group exhibition “Textile and leather”, autumn project at Stenebyskolan art gallery, 6-12 December, Dals Långed; Sweden.
2017 “Peace of mind” Solo art exhibition at Stenebyskolan art gallery, 7 – 20 October, Dals Långed; Sweden.
2017 Stockholm pride group art exhibition at city library art gallery “Stadsbiblioteket”, Stockholm; Sweden.
2017 “Lethe’s Art ” International Art map 1 juli – 30 August, Ponte de Lima; Portugal.
2017 Art gallery online at “Emergent Art Space” International online art gallery, San Francisco; California.
2017 “Bliss” Published paintings at “ArtAscent” April issue, international art magazine.
2017 Art gallery online at “Saatchi Art”, London; England.
2016 Solo exhibition at DeLorenzi Caffe, Gothenburg; Sweden.
2016 “Adunanza” International contemporary collective art exhibition at M.A.D. art Gallery, Milan; Italy.
2016 “International Art Map” 1 juli – 30 Augusti, Ponte de lima; Portugal.
2016 West Pride group art exhibition at city library art gallery, at Stadsbiblioteket art gallery, Gothenburg; Sweden.
2016 Wall painting at “Soho Beer House” Andra Långgatan 5, Gothenburg; Sweden.
2015 “Unconditional” Solo exhibition at gallery and more, Gothenburg; Sweden.
2015 Digital Collective Art Exhibition, #10 Merc Poetry Festival, at Museum of World Cultures, Gothenburg; Sweden.
2015 Group exhibition with 53 Swedish artists, Konstrundan i Majorna; at Röda Sten Art Gallery, Gothenburg; Sweden.
2015 Group exhibition in “Gothenburg Museum of Art”. Gothenburg; Sweden.
2014 Group exhibition with 50 Swedish artists, Konstrundan i Majorna; at Röda Sten Art Gallery, Gothenburg; Sweden.
2014 Solo exhibition at Cafe Kardemumma, Gothenburg; Sweden.
2013 Group exhibition with 50 Swedish artists; Konstrundan i Majorna; at Röda Sten Art Gallery, Gothenburg; Sweden.
2012 Painting Performance, “Peace” at Nordstan show hall, Gothenburg; Sweden.
2010 Manic design group exhibition; “Painting on Clothing & Accessories”, Tehran; Iran.
2008 Solo exhibition “The Silence” Iranian Artist’s Forum, Tehran; Iran.
2005 Group exhibition in Noor Cultural House, Teheran; Iran.
2022-onward Fashion Design and Development at London College of Fashion
2017- 2018 Steneby Crafts and Design, Dals Langed; Sweden.
Textile and Leather design.
2012-2016 Vuxenutbildning Gothenburg; Sweden.
High school education; Swedish and English language. Arts and craft.
2010-2011 MFT Tehran; Iran.
2007-2009 Nima Higher Education Institute, Mahmoud Abad; Iran.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in visual communication with a focus graphic design.
2005-2007 Technical & Vocational Institute Shahid Hashemi Nezhad, Sari, Iran.
Consecutive Associate Program In Graphics.
2003-2005 Art High school Sardar Sazandegi, Tehran; Iran.