Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi (b. Isfahan, Iran) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Vancouver, BC. She received an MFA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, a BFA and a BEd from the University of British Columbia. She also holds a BSc in Physics from the Isfahan University of Technology, Iran. Her current practice mainly engages with drawing and textile sculpture, although she has worked in various media such as photography, painting, and installation. Modarres-Sadeghi’s works are autoethnographic, reflecting her lived experience in Iran and Canada. Her work investigates the socio-cultural implications of hybridity as they relate to interethnic exchange and the globalizing process of travel and translation. She has exhibited her work in several solo and group exhibitions, participated in residency programs, and offered workshops in various art galleries.


Her recent solo exhibitions include Thread at Sunshine Coast Arts Council’s Doris Crowston Gallery (2020), TRACING SHADOWS at Gallery 1515 (2021), and Ma Miaeem va Miravim (We Come and Go) at North Vancouver District Library’s Gallery (2022). In addition, she was featured in a CBC radio interview by Sheryl MacKay, host of North by Northwest (2020), ECU News (2020), and La Source Forum of Diversity (2022). Her group exhibitions include Centre A, Spring Exhibition (2017), North Van Art, 50 (2019), and the most recent, Massy Arts Society, A Wish to Voice (2022-23). Her last solo exhibition was at North Vancouver District Hall in the fall of 2023. Her next exhibitions are a group show, The Sun and The Soil, at North Van Arts in the spring of 2024 and a solo show, A Journey (Safar), at Gibsons Public Art Gallery in the fall of 2024.


Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi respectfully acknowledges that she lives and works on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations known as Vancouver, BC.