Maryam Pazooki is a multidisciplinary visual artist, art educator and researcher, who currently resides in Toronto. Maryam has a diploma in Art and Design and a BA in Education, and an MFA in Nihonga (Japanese style painting) from Tsukuba University in Japan.
She has developed and taught courses in drawing, painting, print-making, culture, and batik in Canada, Japan, and Iran. Over the years she has also designed several book covers for various publications.
She had researched the materials, techniques and aesthetic of Nihonga, with a specific focus on the active role of negative space. It is through these spaces that she creates a sense of mystery and a dialogue between the artwork and the viewer.
Since moving to Canada she has been involved with a group of local plein-air artists in Halton Hills and has exhibited with them. Maryam was a docent and printmaking instructor to hundreds of students at the Helson Gallery. Maryam has exhibited her paintings in galleries and universities in Iran, Japan and Canada.
Thoughts About Art and Community
I do believe that in multicultural city like Toronto each cultural background can be presents through arts . and it will be more powerful voice.
I do offer different visual arts workshops such as painting, sculpture, calligraphy and printmaking.