Mostafa Keyhani

The Westmount Gallery is proud to represent renowned artist Mostafa Keyhani. Born in 1954 in Iran, Mostafa now lives in Toronto with his family. His work is essentially in the field of modern impressionism. Light plays an important role in his work, as well as movement of colours. Mostafa’s work is about capturing the essence of certain light through effortless brush strokes and movements. He is known for his use of thick sculptural paint and strong, spontaneous brush work. He continues to work with subject matters that best capture the essence of abstract or modern impressionism.

Capturing his talents in high school, a teacher encouraged him to expand his talents in the artistic field thus finally discovering his love and passion for painting. Although he later received a Diploma in Biology and Anatomy he began studying art at the Tehran University and Dusseldorf University. After graduation, Mostafa decided to expand his artistic mind in Germany and France. Over the next seven years, he defined his craft and inner expressions bringing uniqueness and original stylized characteristics to each of his works. A Keyhani piece is one to be cherished. The colour palette chosen for each piece allows the admirer to dive to the place of origin within the work. Perhaps it is his love for travel that has allowed him to capture the essence of a Quebec City landmark or a simple balcony overlooking the Seine. Whether a petite 8×10 or his grandeur 48×72, it is easy to get lost in each of his paintings.

Keyhani’s paintings are featured in galleries in Munich, Dusseldorf, Paris, Cannes, Canada and the United States. His paintings are in numerous important collections in France, Germany, the United States and Canada, where is work is on display in the permanent collection of St. Michael’s College Colchester, Vermont.

Mostafa Keyhani is a member of the Salmagundi Club, Signature member of Oil Painters of America (OPA), Tucson Plein Air Painters Society (TPAPS) and the LPAPA.

Selected Public Collection:

Canadian Parliament Building,Ottawa,Canada
St Micheal’s College,Colchester,Vermont

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

Galerie christin,Toronto,Ont,Canada 2014
Canadian Heritage Art Company,Toronto,Ont,Canada 2008
Gallery on Fifth,Naples,FL 2004
Gallery on Fifth,Naples,FL 2003
Xanadu Gallery,Scottsdale,AZ 2002
Zantman Art Galleries,Carmel,CA 2001
Zantman Art Galleries,Palm Desert,CA 2001
Zantman Art Galleries,Carmel,CA 2000
Smith Gallery,Stutgart,Germany 1996

Selected Annual Group Exhibitions

Westmount Art Gallery,Toronto,Ont,Canada 2016
Canadian Heritage Art Company,Toronto,Canada,Ont 2015
Spring Auction Exhibition,Salmagundi Club,NYC 2014
Galerie le bourget,Quebec,Canada 2013
Canadian Heritage Art Company,Toronto,Canada,Ont 2010
Canadian Heritage Art Company,Toronto,Canada,Ont 2008
Jones&Terwilliger Galleries,Palm Desert,CA 2007
Westmount Art Gallery,Toronto,Ont,Canada 2006
Salon International 2004,Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art,San Antonio,Texas 2004
Los Ranchos,El Presidio Gallery,Tucson,Arizona 2004
Tucson plein Air Painters Society Distinguishrd Artist Member Show 2004
Hilton Head Nat’l Juried Exhibition,SC 2003
Main Street Gallery,Perry,FL 2003/2002
Green House Gallery of Fine Art,San Antonio,TX 2003/200
Salmagundi Club,Fall Auction,NYC 2002
Zantman Art Galleries,Carmel,CA 2002
Canadian Women’sCommittee,Ont 2000
Oil painters Of America,Palm Desert,CA 2000

Awards and Honers

Fourth Place Award in the Studio Division,”Colorado Rokcy Mountain High”Wet Paint Competition,Steamboat Spring,CO 2018

Best in the Show Award in the plein Air Division, “Beautiful Ohio”Wet Paint Competition,Cincinnati,Ohio 2017

Animal Award of Excellent,OPA National Juried Exhibition,Cincinnati,Ohio 2017

Members Choice Honorable Mention Award,OPA National Juried Exhibition,Cincinnati,Ohio 2017

First Place(Joseph hardley SCNY Awatrd),Salmagundi Club, NYC 2014
third Prize(Abstract&Exprimental),International Artist magazine 2014
Joseph Hartley SCNY Awards,Salmagundi Club, NYC 2005
Jane Impasto Award,Salmagundi Club, NYC 2004
Second Place Los Ranchos,El Presidio Galley,Tucson , AZ 2004
Third Place,Tucson Plein Air Society, Yucson AZ 2004
Honorable Mention,Salon International Museum of Fine Art,San Antonio, TX 2003
Honorable Mention Hilton Head Art League,SC 2003
Award Of Artistic Achievement,Naples,FL 2003
Third Place,View Point 2003, Cicinannati Art Club,OH 2003
First Place(Silvio Vaeria SCNY Award),Salmagundi Club,NYC 2002
The Best Street Scene,Tucson Plein Air 2001

Current Galleries:
Jones&Terwilliger Galleries(Carmel,Palm Desert)
Lu martin Galeries ,Laguna Beach,CA

Highland art gallery, Lambertville,, New Jersey

Lu Martin Galleries, Laguna Beach, CA

Galerie le bourget, Montreal,Quebec ,Cincinnati,Ohio