Curriculum Vitae

  • Honours Bachelors of Arts Economics National University of Iran
  • Honours Bachelors of Arts with Fine Arts Studio Specialization in painting and printmaking, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada
  • Extra courses and workshops at Open Studio in Toronto and Centre [3] for Artistic + Social Practice in Hamilton

2022  Alchemy Artist Residency, Prince Edward County, ON

2019 Atelier Circulaire, Montréal, QC

2018 L’AiR ARTS International Artist Residency – Paris, France

2017 Artist in Residence (AiR Program), Salt Spring Island, BC


Art Bank, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, ON

University of Waterloo Print Archive, Waterloo, ON

The City of Kitchener, Kitchener, ON

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Toronto, ON

Private Collections

Solo Exhibitions

2019  Bond, Centre [3] for Artistic + Social Practice, Hamilton, ON

2019  Borderless, Open Studio, Toronto, ON

2017  Experiential #1, Point Gallery, Salt Spring Island, BC, curated by Margaret Day

2016 The Space Between Your Thoughts, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, curated by Suzanne Luke

2015  Repetition & Difference, Centre[3] for Print & Media Art, Hamilton, ON

2014  Meditation: The Delight of the Visual – Colour & Shape, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, ON, curated by Ilse Gassinger

2012  Garden of God, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge, ON, curated by Sophie McCann

2011  Fatima Garzan, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran, curated by Lili Golestan

2010  Selected Prints, Print Studio, Hamilton, ONcurated by Paula Rostrp

2008  My Way, Light Through Responsive Mind, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON, curated by Sandu Sindile

2006  A Spot Beyond Imagination, The Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON

2006  The Secret Garden, Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Kitchener, ON

Juried, Selected Group Exhibitions & Competitions

2023  Mural, Gaukel project Public Art, City of Kitchener, ON

2022  Field Notes, Base 31, Prince Edward County, ON

2022 Pandemic Gardens: Resilience Through Nature, Fredericton Botanic Garden, Fredericton, New Brunswick, organized by Embassy Cultural House

2022 Pandemic Garden, Embassy Cultural House (ECH), organized by Rachel A. MacGillivray and Ron Benner, Online Exhibition

2021 The Beasting Project, Arts and Creative Industries, City of Kitchener, Kitchener, ON, curated by Eric Rumble

2021  International Women’s Day, Embassy Cultural House (ECH), London, ON

2021 Stop Extinction! Restore the Earth in partnership with GardenShip and State, Embassy Cultural House (ECH), London, ON

2020  Hiding in Plain Sight Virtual Exhibition, Embassy Cultural House Gallery, London, ON, organized by Ron Benner

2020  Murmuration – Celebrating 50 Years, Open Studio, Toronto, ON

2020  SITE VISIT Online L’AiR ART Residency Exhibition on ARTLAND, curated by Clare Patrick

2019  De L’Aube Au Crépuscule, Gallery Mémoire de l’Avenir, Paris, France

2019  Bonds & Sutures, WalterFedy Architects, Kitchener, ON, curated by Zana Kozomora

2018  Connect 2018, WalterFedy Architects, Kitchener, ON

2017  Dar’a: Full Circle, Artcite Gallery, Windsor, ON (upcoming), curated by Jamelie Hassan

2017  Embracing Place, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON (upcoming)

2016  How iRan: Three plays for iPod, Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa, ON, curated by Ken Cameron

2016  Go With the Flow, Cambridge Centre for the Arts, Cambridge, ON, curated by Suzanne

2015  Connect 2015, WalterFedy Architects, Kitchener, ON

2013  IMPACT13, The MT Space, Kitchener Public Library, Kitchener, ON, curated by Ken Cameron

2013  BOX 13 Art Show, Kitchener, ON, curated by Suzanne Luke

2012  Past Forward || Present TENSE, Hamilton Artist Inc., Hamilton, ON, curated by Michelle Salter

2011  Box 13 Art Show Kitchener, ON, curated by Suzanne Luke

2012  Past Forward || Present TENSE, Hamilton Artist Inc., Hamilton, ON

2011  BOX 11 Art Show, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

2010  Lithograph show, Print Studio Hamilton, ON

2010  BOX 10 Art Show, Kitchener, ON, curated by Suzanne Luke

2010  The Artist Project, Toronto, ON  (with Open Studio members)

2009  McMaster University, Innovation Park, Hamilton, ON, curated by Peg Kelly

2009  Fly with the Cage, Lennox Contemporary (travelling show), Toronto, ON

2009  The Artist Project, Toronto, ON

2008  Printmaking Fair, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON

2008  Insomnia, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008  Material Girl, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON, curated by Linda Perez

2007  Metaphor, Meditation, and the Age of Anger, Gallery 96, Stratford, ON,  curated by Michelle Salter

2007  Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk Painting Competition, Elora Centre for the Arts, ON

2007  Woodlot, The Third Biennial, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON, curated by Sally McKay

2006  Summer’s Creative Flutter, Arta Gallery, Toronto,  ON, curated by Fay Athari

2006  B-Sides and Rarities, Zavit Hall, University of Guelph, ON

2006  Insight, Wellington County Museum and Archive

2005  Pin-Ups, Artery Gallery, Kitchener, ON

2005  Little Prints, John B. Aird, Toronto, ON

Awards & Grants

2020  FUTURE PROOF, Honourable Mention in any Medium Award, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto, ON (Sponsored by ERA Architects)

2020 Finalist & Winnder for Stand Alone work, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, ON

2014  Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2012  Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2012  Recipient of 24th KW Arts Awards for BOX Art Show, nominated by Scotiabank

2008  Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2008  Finalist in Canada Council Art Bank’s Art Competition, Ottawa, ON

2008  Ontario Art Council’s Project Grant (spotlight)

2007  Finalist in Shirley Dilworth Jaychuk Painting Competition, Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, ON

2006  Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council

2005  Insight, painting award, Wellington Museum, ON

2005 Printmaking Award (Admission to the Open Studio, Toronto), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2005  Pin-Ups, a juried show, winner of the show, Artery Gallery, Kitchener, ON

2005  Liz Edwards Fine Arts Award, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2004  Mills Fine Arts Award, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

2004  Vern Hacking Fine Arts Award, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

Reviews, Publications & Artist Talks

2022  Pandemic Gardens: Resilience Through Nature, Embassy Cultural House, Exhibition catalogue

2021  Tabloid, Embassy Cultural House (ECH), contributor Fatima Garzan

2021  The Beasting live, Midtown Radio Kitchener, interviewed by Danielle Deveau

2020  Hiding in Plain Sight, Embassy Cultural House Gallery London, ON (View Exhibition Catalogue)

2019  Artist talk and Presentation at Atelier Circulaire, Montréal, QC

2018  Art presentation and artist talk in FIAP, Paris, France

2018  My approach to printmaking, Sesame Gallery, Kitchener, ON

2017  Materiality and Process, Public Library, Salt Spring Island, BC

2015 Fatima Garzan’s Art: Review by Robert Linsley

2013  33 artists showcase at BOX 13, at Waterloo RECORD by Martin DeGroot

2013  Catalogue, BOX 13,, Kitchener, ON

2012  Robert Linsley, “Iran in the Mirror”, Past Forward | Present TENSE exhibition catalogue, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, ON

2012  Panel discussion and talk, Hamilton Artists Inc., ON

2011  Catalogue FATIMA GARZAN, Golestan Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2011  Catalogue, BOX11 Art Show Kitchener, ON

2010  Catalogue Colliers Internationals for AGO, ON

2010  Catalogue, BOX10 Art Show

2010  Thinking Inside the Box, Imprint, Waterloo by Carla Valerio

2009  Giving back to the community, Community Foundations of Canada press release,

2009  Out of the Box, Reclaiming the Industrial Spaces, by Marshal Ward at Waterloo Chronicle

2009   Culture, Patrimoine et Loisirs, Government du Canada

2007  Spotlight: Co-produced by the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Ontario

2007  Exhibition Catalogue, Woodlot, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

2007  The Beacon Herald (Stratford), Works by Iranian-Canadians at Gallery 96

2007  Exhibition Essay by Nadia Kurd Reflections on Metaphor, Meditation and the age of Anger

2007  Rogers Cable News: Today’s Waterloo Region, by Carlie McGhee, Kitchener, ON

2007  Exhibition Essay by Barbara Jenkins, Wilfred Laurier University: Global or Universal

2006  Ancient Persian poetry inspires Iranian native’s art by Lianne Elliot  RECORD Kitchener

2005  Professor Art Green, Graduating class Exhibition Catalogue

Related Activities

2022  Juror, Emerging Artist – City Enrichment Fund Hamilton, ON

2021  Juror, Emerging Artist – City Enrichment Fund Hamilton, ON

2017  Peer assessment panel, Artist at Large, Waterloo Arts Fund

2016  Juror, Centre {3} for prints and Media Art

2014  Peer assessment panel, Waterloo Arts Fund

2009-13  Organizer, assistant curator of BOX Art Show, Kitchener, ON

2011  Printmaking Assistant Waterloo Community Arts Centre (Button Factory), Waterloo, ON

2006  Printmaking Assistant, University of Waterloo, ON

2007  Art Educator, Kitchener YWCA, ON