Negin Ehtesabian Lichty
Most of my art practice has been focused on interdisciplinary research-based art projects, intercultural collaborative art, and digital/new media art.
Also, I'm a professional illustrator for 20 years.
I have illustrated more than 35 picture books for children and adults, published in Iran, Italy, Germany, India, China, Taiwan, Canada, and Turkey; and has been an Independent sticker‐based street artist since 2015, and also several of her mural and urban designs still can be found in Tehran.
I have some experience as a writer too: several of my articles about illustration and culture, and exhibition reports have been published in Iranian art magazines such as Pajooheshnameh Adabiat and Tandis + + + + + + + ..., being the author of 5 picture books + having my short stories and poems published in online literature's magazines (Labyrinth, Eghbal newspaper, Hamshahri newspaper...) 2004-9 and in the year catalog of emerging Iranian writers in 2009 + +
**Mural art and urban design
(Tehran and Mashhad municipal)
**Leading illustration and art workshops
(Tehran, Tabriz, Ardabil/Iran, New Delhi, Chennai, Vededora
/India, Limassol/ Cyprus)
**Teaching art to children (Reza Abbasi Museum,
and private class/Tehran)
**magazine art directing (Pendar Youth Magazine)
**stage and accessory design for theater
(Sureh Art University) for children's theater (The
Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children
and Young Adults/ Kanoon Parvaresh)
**performance, and video art
**Concept and character design for animation
**2008-2012 moderating the Iranian team in the group Intercultural collaborative new media art projects "IRUS art" and “My Night/Your Day” between Iranian and American artists founded by Morehshin Allahyari and her collaborators and led the Iranian teams through several collaborative exhibitions in the USA and Canada.
2014 & 18 *The Little Black Fish prize, Children Book Council of Iran (CBC/ Iran IBBY)
2016 *honorary mentioned for one of the three best illustrators in the last 40 years of Iranian picture books, The Center for Literature Studies, University of Shiraz, Iran
2013 *Awarded the third prize in graphic art at the 30th International Fajr Theater Festival, Iran
2005 *The second prize of the second Art Biennial of Islamic Countries, Imam Ali Museum/ Tehran, Iran
2004 *The Encouragement Prize of Noma Concurs, UNESCO awards, Japan
2004 & 5 *Awarded in the 6th and 11th Children Books and Press Festival of The Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, for illustration and graphic design