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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Hamid Zavareei

Hamid Zavareei

Zavareei received his BS degree from the West Virginia Institute of Technology, but later switched from computer programming to full-time art and took residency in the Lantern of the East Art Camp. His work has been shown at numerous galleries including William Traver Gallery, WA and the Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, and he has participated in many faculty art shows at Gage, including the 2006 Convention Center exhibition. He is currently represented by the Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago. He also teaches painting and drawing classes at the Kirkland Arts Center.

As a self-taught artist, Zavareei is versatile with many different media including sculpture, acrylic, watercolor and encaustic. He challenges his students to go beyond their perceived limitations to find new areas to develop their individual talents.


1954, Tehran, Iran

Lives and works in Seattle


1985, BS Computer Management, West Virginia Institute of Technology

wards & Residency

1998    Lantern of the East Art Camp Residency, Pyong Taek, Korea

1995    Honorable Mention, Scene/Unseen, EMNU, NM

            Honorable Mention, Strictly Sculpture, OCCCA, Santa Ana, CA

            Honorable Mention, The Master’s Studio, Pasadena, CA

1993    First place (cash award), Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA                      

            Distinctive Merit Juror Award, San Diego Art Museum, CA


"My deepest yearnings and desires are best expressed as poetic compositions.  Using abstraction and representation, I employ visual means to infer experiences, the images serving as shadows of memory that set in motion the process of remembering and the creation of new experiences.
Escaping a linear interpretation while pointing to an abstract meaning,  my paintings reflect my desire for a union in the context of duality, a response to the calling of my soul and venturing a glimpse into the lesser known areas of my psyche."


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