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New York, NY | elham.atayi@gmail.com | 4847977362

About me

My name is Elham Ataeiazar, I am an award-winning illustrator, cartoonist and animation director, originally from Iran currently based in New York. I received my MFA degree in "Communication Design" from kutztown university of Pennsylvania. Before moving to US, I was working with the established Iranian publications and magazines as an illustrator, cartoonist and character designer. That is why now I have over 25 published children's book in Iran, Dubai and Lebanon. I also have taken part in various solo and group cartoon and illustration exhibitions in Iran, Turkey, Dubai, Belgium, Ukraine, Russia and US. 

Honors & Awards

  • Selected cartoonist| Premio Novello Prize | International contest of Humor and Satire | Italy | 2017

  • Selected artist| Show Your World | International Art Competition | New York City | 2017

  • First place | Illustration Cow Festival | Ukrain | 2016

  • Among fifty artists | Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition China | 2016

  • Merit winner | Graphis new talent annual | United States | 2016

  • Interviewed by Steven Heller | Daily Heller | 2016

  • Selected Illustrator for two consequitive years| Sharjah Book reading International Festival | Dubai | 2013-4

  • Selected Illustrator | Tehran International Biennale of Illustration Festival | Iran | 2013

  • Honorary member | Iranian Society of Illustrators | since 3013  

  • Selected Cartoon Exhibited in Modern Technology International Cartoon Exhibition | Iran | 2011

  • Selec Cartoon | International CartoonFestival | Recycling| Iran | 2001

  • Selected Cartoon | Aydin Doghan International Cartoon Exhibition | Turkey | 2004

  • Azerbijan Young Artist Award | Tabriz, Iran | 2000

  • Selected Iranian Young Cartoonist | Kurpo Magazine| Published in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Russia | 2001

  • Selected Cartoon published in UNESCO International Magazine |1999

  • Honarary member | Tabriz Pro Cartoonists Committee| since 1999 

Solo & Group Exhibitions

  • Group Exhibition | Show Your World | New York City | 2017

  • Solo Exhibition | Tale's of Persia | McFarland Gallery | Kutztown University of Pennsylvania | 2016

  • Group Exhibition | Parallax Art Fair |London | 2016

  • Group Exhibition | 4th Biennal Iranian Society of illustrators |Iran | 2014

  • Individual Cartoon Exhibition | Iran Cartoon Institute | Iran | 2011

  • Individual Cartoon Exhibition | Tabriz Institute of Art and Culture | Iran | 2000