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Gabbeh

Vancouver BC Canada

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10-04-2013

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The power of nature to stimulate, harmonize, and give insight are strong motivating factors for Fariba Mirzaie. Working quickly in a stream of connections, she manipulates the structure of the fabric, printing, dying and embellishing to create strong organic forms in a natural color palette. Fariba's work is a fusion of art and design. Fariba believes that nature has the power to affect our sensitivity and positively inspire interaction with others. Varying shapes, sizes and colors are Fariba¹s tools to create metaphors conveying intangible thoughts. The artist believes that an intimate connection to nature and its processes can be positive energy for change. Through her work, Fariba¹s intent is to convey harmonious love; something she feels is essential today. Biography Fariba is a Vancouver based fashion designer and textile artist. Born in Abadan in  South Western Iran,She played with artful combinations of form and materials from the age of five.When the Iran -Iraq war erupted in 1980, the family moved from the border region to the nyorth. Around this time fariba started designing fashion,soon heading her own successful business.she moved to Vancouver in 1996 with her daughter and undertook formal art studies, graduating from the textile art program at capilano University,She alzo took many fashion design courses at VCC.Fariba opened her own business in North Vancouver in spring of 2000 and later on, she opened Gabbeh Textile Art Gallery in Downtown Vancouver. She produces her pieces from scratch – a process which includes designing the fabric, patterns and styles to create unique items of wearable art. By incorporating this craftsmanship into her process, Fariba is able to create one-of-a-kind designs meant for a distinctive niche in the field of fashion. Because of this, her designs remain unpredictable and are impossible to be reproduced by others. Awards:: Winner of Pasta Pollo People's Choice Award for "Green Tree" at wearable art show port moody art center.Winner of both the 2012 Award and the Best in Show Award (Sponsored by the Emily Carr University of Art and Design), at the wearable art competion port moody art centre. * Winner of both the Best of Show Award & People choice Award at Outside the Box, an Exploration of fiber - White Rock Art gallery Gallery Sep 10, 2011 * Winner of the best of show Award at the Wearable art show, Art gallery of Campbell River, July,23, 2011* Winner of the best of show Award & people choice Award at Art Attire wearable art show, Art gallery of Greater Victoria June11, 2011.* Third place at Wearable art competition,port Moody Arts Centre Oct 7, 2005Exhibitions and Fashion showWearable art competion, port moody Art centre, Feb,17,2013Natural elements, Ferry building gallery, West Vancouver Nov 2012 Surrender Kay meek centre West Vancouver April 2012Outside the Box, An Exploration of fiber- White Rock Community Centre and Gallery Sep 10, 2011 Wearable art show, Art gallery of Campbell River July23, 2011“Art Attire” wearable art show, Art gallery of Greater Victoria June11, 2011Surrender, solo show, West Vancouver Museum August 2010 Mixed messages, Ferry building gallery West Vancouver Jan 2010fRESH 2009 fashion show for Cityscape Art gallery May 8 2009Uncommon Threads Seymour Art Gallery, Vancouver Sep 28 2008Green is the new Black, Vancouver museum, Vancouver March30 2008Behind the Nature, Yaletown gallery, Vancouver March21 2008Seeker, Sentry, Sage, Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, Victoria, BCMay11 2006 Nature Thought, Gabbeh gallery, Vancouver. Jan13, 2006Wearable art competition, Port Moody Arts Center Oct 7, 2005Spirit of Nature Seymour Art Gallery, Vancouver Sep12, 2004 Historical Iranian textile & work of Fariba Mirzaie, Seymour Art Gallery Aug10, 2004Earthquake Relief Fundraiser Fashion Show, Seymour Art Gallery Mar 2, 2004Wearable Art, Seymour Art Gallery Oct 28, 2003Textile Art Exhibition, North Vancouver Municipal Hall Oct 18, 2002Threads of Life – The Culture of Cloth, Vancouver Guild of Fabric Arts, Jan 2001The Roundhouse Community CentreAn Evening of Artful Elegance, Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody. Oct 2000