Mona (Mojgan) Eghbal
I began painting at an early age with my first formal art training starting at age seven. Being raised in the suburbs, my art was influenced by the ethnic undertones of my homeland. My fascination with the simplicity of everyday life is transparent in my earlier oil and charcoal paintings.

It was not until 1984 when I started to seriously pursue my love of art through paintings, this time in the United States. In 1986 I enrolled in the University of Missouri in Columbia where I attended numerous art classes and worked towards my degree in Interior Architecture with a minor in Art. My Interior Architecture and Art course loads allowed me to further develop my art through vivid self-expression, utilizing many diverse and challenging media and techniques.

As an honor roll student, my multi-media projects were often displayed in the Human Environmental Sciences Department as examples of how capturing fine details and attention to the elements of color, highlights the piece and brings out the intended design and creativity.

I have had the opportunity to have many solo exhibitions at the university and outside which attracted a fair number of people. I also was honored to accept a solo exhibition at the University of Stanford and was awarded the first place prize for one of my oil paintings titled, “The Summer Rhapsody”.

Through my abstract art, I have always tried to create emotion in my unique style. The viewer is challenged to bring in their own realism and impressions to connect with the art piece. A sense of motion in my paintings is the primary element of its composition.

Special thanks to Sanaz Sharifi for the wonderful photography.

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