A Woman Defined

Art & Culture by Mahvash Mossaed

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July 8, 2010
OC in Site Demossa Gallery featured in OCinSite.com’s Art Roundtable.
July 08, 2010During summer, visitors come from all sorts of climates and faraway places to experience all the wonders and magic of Laguna Beach. I think we should celebrate the summer with them and offer lighter, brighter subjects and more cheerful colors in lines, designs and subjects. We should try to show the kind of art that says “summer is here” and expresses that life is beautiful in Laguna Beach. This is how my gallery adjusts for summer visitors…See full article here.


Rodeo Dr Demossa Gallery- Mahvash Mossaed goes to Bijan House of Design, Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills
February 14 – March 24, 2009Exhibitions of Paintings”I, Bijan, give you the immense viewing pleasure of this talented and radiant artist. P.S. I expressed to the revered artist, Fernando Botero, “I enjoy Mahvash’s work as much as I do yours!”
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OC Register – Roberta Carasso: Iranian-born artist displays works at her Laguna gallery 
January 20, 2009As a Laguna Beach art writer for more than 10 years, this is the first time I have seen art of an Iranian-born artist exhibited at a gallery in the area. Mahvash Mossaed brings sensitivity, intelligence and exotic Persian sensibility to her work, now on display at her new gallery, Demossa Gallery. Painter, poet and award-winning producer Mossaed and photographer Dennis Roberts moved their gallery of five years in Santa Ana to Laguna Beach to add a new dimension to the beach community. They transformed dark brown walls to bright white to reflect the brilliant light of the ocean and the energy of Laguna. Then they brought in very fine art and their gallery flourished. Their first show concerned the art of Laguna College of Art and Design MBA graduates, who have been noticed from Laguna Beach to Los Angeles and beyond. The goal of Demossa Gallery is to complement and raise the level of art in Laguna.

OC Register – Roberta Carasso: In review, 2008 a great year for art lovers
December 23, 2008Mahvash Mossaed, one of the owners of the new DeMossa Gallery, brings sensitivity, intelligence, exotic Persian sensibility and worldwide acclaim to her work.

OC Weekly – Mahvash Mossaed: I Paint a Woman’s Life Opening Reception
December 4, 2008As an Iranian-American based in Southern California, Mahvash Mossaed’s poetry and paintings have continued to inspire people for over twenty years. Born in Tehran, married in Canada, and having lived both in Europe and Africa as she traveled with her husband on diplomatic tours for the UN. Mossaed is an internationally recognized artist and published poet, her latest and newly released book of paintings and poetry (My Painted Dreams) resulted in critics acclaim. She is constantly seeking new ways of giving voice to Iranian women.

Laguna Beach Independent – Take a Walk on the Cultured Side
November 28, 2008Painter and poet Mahvash Mossaed will be showing at Demossa Gallery, portraying her emergence from the crucible of womanhood with a blend of artwork (acrylic on canvas) through Jan 3. She will be in attendance at an artist reception Dec. 4 from 6 – 9 p.m. Refreshments and wine will be served.




October 23, 2008 – KVMD TV and the producers of Southern California Life are proud to announce the much anticipated airing of the interview with Chris Pegula, founder and creator of Diaper Dude. The interview will air Thursday, October 23rd at 5:30pm.

Mahvash Mossaed is an Iranian-American based in Southern California. Her poetry and paintings have continued to inspire for over twenty years. Mahvash Mossaed is an internationally recognized artist and published poet, her latest and newly released book of paintings and poetry (My Painted Dreams) resulted in critics acclaim. â€œUnveiling, I Paint a Woman’s Life in My Culture” is a 60 minutes bio drama documentary. Her work has been exhibited in China, Korea, Africa, Canada, France, Italy, Germany and extensively throughout the United States.

Southern California Life is bringing positive news to the people of Southern California. We are an uplifting newsmagazine show airing on KVMD in five counties: Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange County.

Every night on our show we feature an In-Studio interview with southland residents who are making a difference in their community and the world. Tune in as our Host Heather Dawson sits down In-Studio with poet and artist Mahvash Mossaed.

Southern California Life airs Weeknights at 5:30pm and again on Saturday and Sunday at 6am. To find KVMD in your area, check your local listings. www.southerncalifornialife.com

OC Register – Laguna Gallery Spotlight: Demossa Gallery
September 30, 2008

OC Register Top Art Events
August 8-15, 2008

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