Early Life

Mani Saemi, known as a Persian-Iranian painter, was born in Tehran, Iran. His passion for art emerged at a very young age, leading him to predominantly work in the mediums of painting, illustration, and graphic design. Growing up in a family with an artistic background helped him nurture his abilities in the field.

Mani earned his bachelor’s degree in visual communication with a focus on graphic design in 2009. Additionally, he pursued a degree in interior design in 2011. Later, he moved to Sweden and obtained a foundation degree in fashion and textiles. These experiences highlight his naturally creative flair and great passion for art.

Currently, Mani is studying fashion design and development at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.

His paintings are ambiguous and multi-faceted, constantly shifting the viewer’s perspective. Mani’s paintings have no specific technique or genre. In his art, East merges with West, tradition dances with innovation. From vibrant colors to intricate shapes, he weaves stories that transcend borders. With love for our planet and reverence for all life, his creations honor nature’s beauty. Embracing fluid expressions, he challenges norms and celebrates diversity. Through art, he inspires unity, provokes thought, and ignites change. Join him in painting a brighter future.

As an artist exploring the intersection of art, technology, and social responsibility, Mani Saemi is poised to expand his career by creating wearable artworks. With a diverse background in painting, digital art, graphic design, and fashion design, he is committed to practicing sustainability in his artistry. Utilizing techniques such as dyeing fabric with natural pigments and incorporating materials like leather and upcycled/recycled materials, he aims to keep the art alive and make wearable artworks that never go to waste.


  • 2024: Selected as an artist to be featured at NFT NYC, New York, USA.
  • 2023: Exhibited at Red Dot Miami Art Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA.
  • 2023: Exhibited at Andakulova Gallery in Dubai, UAE.
  • 2023: Featured as an artist and artwork curated by ArtifactDotArt at the Primer Music Festival 23 in Athens, Greece.
  • 2023: Selected as an artist, with artwork titled “Sex,” to be displayed during Canada’s largest NFT event at Untraceable Blockchain Futurist Conference hosted by Goat Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2023: Launched and hosted metaverse galleries on Spatial to showcase NFT art curations, including World of Colours, World of Art, Maniac Design London, World of Cat, and Mani Saemi Art Gallery on metaverse.
  • 2023: Selected as an artist, with artwork titled “Birdwatcher,” to be featured during NFT Bali Art Week at Superlative Art Gallery.
  • 2023: Selected as an artist, with artwork titled “Mind Blowing,” featured during NFT New York, USA.
  • 2023: Dubai Fashion Show Runway Spring Collection, Collaboration with Lev3lup.co, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • 2021: Joined NFT marketplace, Minted artworks on platforms such as Foundation and Super Rare.
  • 2021: Started up and founded Maniac Design London, a Sustainable Clothing Brand.
  • 2020: Received hundreds of his own cart postals aimed at 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 as an artist by the jury for the Art Box, Project Miami 2.0. 2nd-8th December 2019, California, Miami; United States.
  • 2019: Artwork published in Fake Art Magazine, “Your first & your last,” Issue 02 – sep.
  • 2019: Online art gallery at IAMART.
  • 2019: Published paintings in Wotsart “Portraits” #28, July issue, international art magazine.
  • 2019: Started up Maniac Design London, London, United Kingdom.
  • 2018: 6-month workshop fashion retail art gallery and group art exhibition at Never Fade, Soho, London; United Kingdom.
  • 2018: “Today’s Artists” Group art exhibition, 19th-25th April, Saba art gallery, Tehran; Iran.
  • 2018: “Steneby Wood Work” Group art exhibition, 5th-16th March, Bengtsfors art gallery, Bengtsfors; Sweden.
  • 2018: “LETHE’S ON THE MOVE 1” Contemporary collective art exhibition, 6th–31st January, Ponte de Lima; Portugal.
  • 2017: “The Doors” Fashion design, Group exhibition “Textile and leather,” autumn project at Stenebyskolan art gallery, 6th-12th December, Dals Långed; Sweden.
  • 2017: “Peace of Mind” Solo art exhibition at Stenebyskolan art gallery, 7th–20th 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 1st July – 30th August, Ponte de Lima; Portugal.
  • 2017: Art gallery online at “Emergent Art Space” International online art gallery, San Francisco; California.
  • 2017: “Bliss” Published paintings in “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” 1st July – 30th August, 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, Tehran; Iran.


  • 2022-onward: Fashion Design and Development at London College of Fashion.
  • 2017-2018: Steneby Crafts and Design, Dals Langed, Sweden. Specialization in Textile and Leather design.
  • 2012-2016: Vuxenutbildning Gothenburg, Sweden. Completed high school education with a focus on Swedish and English languages, as well as arts and crafts.
  • 2010-2011: MFT Tehran, Iran. Studied Interior Design.
  • 2007-2009: Nima Higher Education Institute, Mahmoud Abad, Iran. Obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Visual Communication with a focus on Graphic Design.
  • 2005-2007: Technical & Vocational Institute Shahid Hashemi Nezhad, Sari, Iran. Completed a Consecutive Associate Program in Graphics.
  • 2003-2005: Art High school Sardar Sazandegi, Tehran, Iran. Studied Graphic Design.