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SHIMA RABIEE

Shima Rabiee is both a fine artist and creative designer. She has practiced as a designer in New York City, San Francisco, Boston, and Houston. As well as her design practice, she has been succeeding as a professional artist and abstract-realism painter. She earned her Master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor degree in Architecture. Parallel to teaching at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and leading the students with innovative and critical discussions in design studios, she has participated in a number of conferences and has published a book and international papers. Her interest is engaging art as a fundamental element in design and representation process and making a conclusive discussion through it, that is functional, inspiring and necessary in design studios.

Fine Artist, Creative Designer
Founder of NYC Art Studio

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2009- 2011

1999- 2004

2019

2015-2019

2011

2005-2009 

2018

2012-2015

2012 

2011

2018

2018

2017 

2015

2009 

2021

2022

2020

EDUCATION

  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture

  • University of Tehran, University College of Fine-Arts, B.S. Architecture

PUBLICATIONS

  • Book: DESIGN VISUALIZATION: Exploring Expressive Visualization Through Art Fundamentals, (Press: ORO Editions)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor: Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

  • Teaching Assistant: University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Philadelphia, PA

  • Adjunct Instructor: University of Tehran, College of Fine-Arts, Tehran

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Designer; Page Southerland Page,  Architectural and Engineering Company, San Francisco, CA

  • Designer; SWA Group, Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design Company, San Francisco, CA

  • Designer; Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Collaborative Design and Planning Studio, Boston, MA

  • Landscape Architect; Thomas Balsley Associate, New York City, NY

 

LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

  • University of Georgia, “The role or Art in Design and Representation”

  • University of California-Davis; “The Fundamentals of Representation” 

  • Academy of Art University. San Francisco, “New Methods in Design Representation”

  • Texas American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Annual Conference, “Principles and Process of Visualization”

  • 3rd AESOP Young Academics Meeting, Vienna, Austria, “The City of Past, the City of Future”

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Abend Gallery - Denver

SKILLS

  • Painting: Oil paint, Acrylic and Watercolor

  • Drawing (Dry and Wet Media): Graphite, Charcoal, Chalk, Crayon, Color Pencil, Marker, Brush and Ink

  • Digital Graphic Illustration: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign

  • 3D Modeling and Animation: Rhinoceros 4.0, V-Ray, AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, Adobe After Effects

  • Others: Digital fabrication

 

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Featured in (LAF)Landscape Architecture Magazine, (The Magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects), March 2020

  • Selected as part of the100 women artists, “100 voice, 100 artists”  by Saatchi Gallery

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