Mohsen Meysami is an Iranian artist who works between Tehran (Iran) and Melbourne (Australia). Meysami is interested in utilizing a variety of mediums and techniques to communicate complex political ideas. His artworks range from intricate bead-works on found Persian Kilims to digital illustrations and public art projects. Through his artworks, Meysami explores impacts of recent wars in the Middle-East and challenges people’s indifference to the suffering of those whose lives have been affected by wars.
He completed a Master of Graphic Design at the Azad Art University Tehran, Iran, and was awarded the Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake a PhD. Currently studying at RMIT University, he is conducting a practice-based research project focused on portraying impacts of war using Persian traditional arts.
Mohsen Meysami’s works have been selected as finalist in a number of awards including the Arte Laguna Venice 2018, Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, and Incinerator Art Award. In 2017, he won the Footscray Art Prize 2017 Tertiary Award.