Mokarameh Ghanbari

Mokarameh Ghanbari (1928-2005, Babol, Iran) came to fame through her paintings. She received the honorary title “Female Painter of 2001” by the Swedish National Museum and was awarded an honorary certificate at the Conference of the Foundation of Iranian Women’s Studies in, Sweden. Mokarameh was illiterate. She started painting at the age of 67 and held her debut solo show in Seyhoun Art Gallery in 1995. Her works have been exhibited in numerous shows so far. Her house museum was registered by the Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) to preserve her artworks; the museum receives many visitors from all over the world annually. (Her body of works, according to Outsider Art, is categorized as folk art, naïve art, and primitive art).

Mokarameh Ghanbari, untitled, acrylic on paper, 32 x 22 cm, unique edition
Mokarameh Ghanbari, untitled, acrylic on paper, 34 x 24 cm, unique edition
Mokarameh Ghanbari, untitled, acrylic on paper, 67 x 47  cm, unique edition
Mokarameh Ghanbari, untitled, acrylic on paper, 49 x 34 cm, unique edition
Mokarameh Ghanbari, untitled, acrylic on wood, 106 x 90 cm, unique edition
Mokarameh Ghanbari, untitled, acrylic on wood, 105 x 90 cm, unique edition
Mokarameh Ghanbari, Outsider Art Festival, Installation View, 2021