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Artist Statement & Bio

Nader Hadjebi is an Alumnus of the Corcoran College of Art + Design's class of 1998. He has been working as a Graphic Designer for 10 years for such notable companies as AOL while pursuing his love of painting.

Avalanches of color? 8000 different color squares? What do they mean? The paintings are loud and engulfing and one can get lost in them. Nader has a passion for his paintings because of their cathartic nature. He can lose himself in them while painting them and while watching them.  They are called Color Studies, but they are more than the Study of Colors?. These paintings have a life and presence of their own that enliven the space they are in and engage Nader. Who are these women? They are colorful exotic women made up of many different parts, complex like us. They come from faraway lands and cultures and together create a new atmosphere. Square by square, stroke by stroke and iconic figures of large proportions are created.

Over time the paintings have evolved in different ways and the final results are different with their own feel. They are about the interaction of pigments, control vs. speed, small vs. large. In many ways the paintings are about conflict vs. peace.


Nader Hadjebi was born in Tehran, Iran where he lived until age 9. Then he moved to  London  and to Bethesda, Maryland at age 10.  His works have previously been shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Foundry Gallery and Artomatic. At Artomatic, South African artist, Phillip Barlow selected him as the “6th” best artist from over 700 people who participated. He attended the Corcoran College of Art and Design and earned his B.F.A. in Graphic Design: Interactive Media in 1998. While at the Corcoran he won numerous awards and scholarships. One award was the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission’s logo design contest and the award was presented to him by Mayor Marion Barry. While working as AOL’s lead designer starting in 1999 he earned an award from AOL CEO, Barry Schuller for his outstanding achievement.

Awards & News. 

*April 12,2012 Painting selected as a semifinalis in the National Portrait Gallery's Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013
*April 14- May 20, 2012 has painting in juried alumni show "Crossing the Line" at the Corcoran Gallery
August 2011 Won the DAU 40 year anniversary logo design contest
August 2010 Paintings on: 3rdward.com art contest
May 17, 2010 Paintings on: i-got-framed.com
May 15, 2010 Examiner Article: The Moments Art Exhibition Opening
May 12, 2010 Moments Exhibit Contest Winner.
Artomatic June 2009
Top Ten Artomatic list <-- (Nader #6)
Was chosen to be on a "pick list" as one of 8 best artists out of 700+ artists. The pick list was chosen by contemporary art collector Philip Barlow (Philip Barlow is a well-known DC art collector, arts activist, a great supporter of our area artists and art scene).

Galleries Art work have been on display at:

The Art Gallery at The Washington DC Design Center: Was the winner of a juried show
Corcoran Gallery: (9 months at the exit of the Jackie-O show)
Foundry Gallery: Was chosen to be in a juried show