Mehrdad Khataei, Born in Tabriz, Iran, 1976. He got his M.A. Fine Art from the Azad University of Tehran, 2001. Mehrdad Khataei has started teaching at the University of Tehran since 2001. He founded the first Printmaking studio at the University of Tehran. He was the first artist who could prove the Iranian printmaking place, by participating in many international biennials. His artworks have been shown in numerous national and international biennials, exhibitions and are held in the collections of Library of Congress, Washington, DC (USA) – Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo (Japan) – International Biennale of Graphic Art Łódź (Poland) – Museum of Printmaking, Acqui Terme (Italy), etc. In which he achieved international prizes.
Some honors and awards: 2017, Equal Prize, 19th International Print Biennial, Varna, Bulgaria / 2016, Nomination – 1st International Biennale of Graphic Art, Lodz, Poland / 2016, Selected Award, International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC, Taiwan / 2016, Honorable Mention in 5th International Printmaking Exhibition Istanbul, Turkey / 2015, First Prize – PREMIO FIBRENUS 2015 – XXIX Edizione, Carnello cArte ad Arte, Italy / 2009, Finalist in ‘Acqui Prize’ IX International Biennial of Engraving, Italia / 2007, Honorable Mention in International Drawing Annual, Manifest Drawing Center, Ohio, USA etc.