Contemporary mixed media artist Sona Mirzaei will once again be featured in a solo show at Seyhoun Gallery in West Hollywood on Saturday, July 13th, 2013. It’s been a whirlwind of a year. She recently participated in a group anniversary show at Wallspace Gallery in the Miracle Mile area. “I love the community that Wallspace serves; it’s in a very eclectic neighborhood, people from various cultures, occupations, etc. I feel very connected with the neighborhood and that is euphoric!” says Sona. One of the most popular pieces in her show was a piece from her “Thirteen Commandments” series, a pop art, collage, 3dimensional works inspired by the actual Ten Commandments. “Thou Shalt Not Kill” features the most notorious murderers in history. “I would have thought the Thou Shalt Honor the Golden Rule would have been more popular. I guess that is the optimism of me, essentially when you compare these two pieces this is the philosophical theory that arises is – good vs. evil” she explains.
Sona will be having another solo show at the end of this year at Wallspace featuring all Thirteen Commandments. As well as showcasing some of her other bodies of work at various venues in Southern California and beyond. She is also gearing up for her participation in the renowned “Elephant Parade” that begins on August 22nd in Dana Point and runs through November. Then the elephant statues will be auctioned by Sotheby’s to benefit this amazing cause of saving endangered Asian elephants. Elephant Parade was created back in 2006 to raise funding and awareness to helping these beautiful specimens. EP is an open air public art exhibition of fiberglass elephant statues designed by celebrities and artists to be a part of this wonderful endeavor in the pursuit of saving these majestic animals. Since a child she has always adored elephants and when she learned of their tragic circumstance in Asia this deepen her affection and devotion for them.
A seasoned veteran, Sona has been involved with EP since 2010 for Copenhagen and Singapore’s Elephant Parade. She had the honor to be the only American female involved in both Elephant Parades’. “It’s pretty awesome that their committee loved my design of Triumph of Unity and asked me to share my artistry and dedication in playing a role in the American EP.”says Sona. “This is really thrilling since this is the first US Elephant Parade and in my home state, California. We really do care about the environment, nature, & animals, etc. so EP being here can make a huge impact for the cause since we have one of the largest populations in the world.” She will begin working on her elephant in July to be ready for this spectacular colorful exhibition of elephants this Fall.
In addition to preparing for all her upcoming exhibitions, Sona has received attention from some large private sector companies for commissions for their offices and packaging designs for some of their new products. She explains, “I’ve been incredibly lucky to meet some dynamic people, few who are top executives of Fortune 500 companies whom just happen to appreciate my artistic vision – this means the world to me! It has been exhilarating to work on a variety of projects with so many diverse backgrounds and personalities. This makes my job more stimulating and amusing because I love being challenged by my greatest passion - art.” Don't miss an incredible solo show featuring abstract artist Sona Mirzaei Saturday, July 13th from 5:30 - 8 pm at Seyhoun Gallery, located at 9007 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 90069. For more information about Sona Mirzaei see website http://www.sonamirzaei.com/ http://www.seyhoungallery.net/