MURSAL NAZARY



Education:


2017-2019 MFA in Painting, Boston University, Boston, MA

2008-2012 BFA with distinction in Drawing and Painting, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2010-2011 OCAD University Florence Off-campus Studies Program, Florence, Italy


Solo Exhibitions:


2021 Mursal Nazary: Prints, The Run Gallery, Toronto, ON (forthcoming)

2018 Tracing Time, Commonwealth Gallery, Boston University, MA (11/12/18-11/19/18)

2017 Relations to Nature, La Boutique Noire, Toronto, ON (01/30/17)


Group Exhibitions:


2021 Artist Member’s Exhibition, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA (09/01/21-09/25/21)

           Objectivity, Curated by Josephine Halvorson, Gallery 263, (11/04/21/-12/04/21) 

2019 Proximity, Curated by Josephine Halvorson and Didier William, Anna Zorina Gallery,

          New York, NY (04/11/19-04/27/19)

          BU MFA’s Painting and Sculpture Exhibition II, Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA (04/20/19-

          05/03/19)

          Art at Sloane House, Curated by Dr. Beverly Brown, Sloane House, Brookline, MA

          (09/1/18-12/01/19)

2016 Hy-Hope Farm Blossom Festival: Featuring Regional Artists, Curated by Lisa Bibb,

          Ashburn, ON (05/28/16-05/29/16)

2013 Artists-in-Residence Exhibition, Curated by Ted Seth Jacobs, Flemish Classical Atelier,

           Bruges, Belgium (07/26/13-07/27/13)

2012 97th Annual Graduate Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto, ON (05/03/12-05/06/12)

           Not a Drop to Drink, Munk School of Global Affairs, Curated by Lidjja Sabados, University

           of Toronto (03/26/12-03/30/12)

          Summer Emerging Artists Exhibition, Curated by Phil Anderson, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

2011 Vestiges, Transit Space, OCAD University, Toronto, ON (Fall 2011)

           Vestiges, OCAD University Florence Studio, Florence, Italy (04/08/11-04/09/11)

2010 Hidden Growth Within the Night Air, Curated by Deepa Mehta, Toronto Urban Film Festival,

          Toronto, ON (09/10/10-09/19/10)

          Four Richmond Hill Artists, Curated by Richmond Hill Group of Artists, Mill Pond Gallery

          Richmond Hill, ON (07/03/10-07/30/10)

          The Moving Figure: Under the Surface, MaRS Discovery District Building, Curated by              

          Stephen Tulk, Toronto, ON (05/29/11-05/30/11)

          The Figure Show, Curated by Maria Gabankova and Faculty of Art, Transit Space, OCAD

          University, Toronto, ON


Awards, Grants, and Residencies:


2018                Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Greece Summer Residency, Mycenae,

                         Greece (07/01/18-07/29/18)

2017                JSS in Civita Residency, Civita Castellana, Italy (07/11/17 – 08/21/17)

2016                JSS in Civita Residency, Civita Castellana, Italy (07/11/16 – 08/21/16)

2014-2015      Painting Residency with Gundula Jacobs, Maine-et-Loire, France (09/01/14-

                         02/01/15)

                         Winter at the Louvre, Studio Escalier, Paris, France (01/12/14-03/07/14)

2013                Drawing Artist-in-Residence, Flemish Classical Atelier, Bruges, Belgium (04/05/13-

                        06/30/13)

2012                Honorable Mention, 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize, OCAD University

2011                Marsh Urquhart Memorial Scholarship, OCAD University

2010                Dr. Eugene A. Pegetto Scholarship, OCAD University

                         Barbara Sauerbrei Memorial Scholarship, OCAD University

                         Lisa Brown Memorial Grant, OCAD University

                         Ontario Student Opportunity Grant

2009               Curry’s Art Supplies Scholarship, OCAD University

                         Roman and Mary Schneider Foundation Award, OCAD University


Public Projects:


2018 Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, artist lead working with native youth

          community members to design and produce tipi paintings to commemorate the Indian

          Residential School Survivors for the Indian Residential School (IRSS) Legacy Project.

          Exhibited at the Aga Khan Museum for Toronto Nuite Blanche and at Nathan Phillips   

          Square for the IRSS Legacy Festival. (07/29/19- 07/30/19)


Teaching:


2021.                     Still Life Workshop, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA (scheduled for fall)

2020                     Painting Workshop, Youth Cultural Camp, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural.

                              Centre, Enniskillen, ON

2020-present    Instructor, Brookline Art’s Center, Brookline, MA

2017-2019           Teaching Assistant, Boston University, MA

2013-2017           Director and Instructor, Artists Academy, Toronto, ON

                             Programs held in collaboration with DCP (Darren Christopher Projects)

2003-2009         Assistant director and Instructor, Bita’s Living Art’s Center, Richmond Hill, ON


Professional Experience:


2019-present     Gallery Attendant, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, 

                              Cambridge, MA

2018 2019            Studio Monitor, Boston University, MA

2017-2018           Wood-shop and Sculpture Technician’s Assistant, Boston University, MA


Bibliography:


2021  Tatum Dooley, An Afternoon with Artist Mursal Nazary, Canadian Art Forecast. Web.

          February 19, 2021.

          Tatum Dooley and Even Nicole Brown, A New Shade of Blue: YlnMn, Canadian Art    

          Forecast. Web. February 24, 2021.

2019  Boston University School of the Visual Arts, MFA 2019 Thesis Catalogue. Print.

2012  OCAD University Graduate Catalogue, Open-Ended, Open-Minded. Print.

2009  First Impressions Anthology, The Afghan Girl, Richmond Hill Public Library. Print.