Goli Mahallati’s warm toned acrylic paintings are like poetry, transcending the canvas and delivering a strong sensory impression. There is beauty and dignity to the individuals alone or in communal groups. Choosing a palette knife instead of a traditional brush, Mahallati lays down bold areas of color and texture to depict humanity that is noble and free.
Born in Iran where opportunities for women were often limited, Mahallati embraced education and art simultaneously: receiving a BFA from the University of Tehran (1977), an MFA from the American International College in Massachusetts (1979) and she was working toward her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts when she moved to Southern California, where she still resides and paints today. Her artwork is in collection worldwide.
“To me, art should not seek balance, as this does not reflect the conflict – the dynamics of real life – that create exciting art.”
Holiday Open HouseDecember 2 - 16, 2023Burlingame, CA - As the holiday season unfolds, Studio Shop Gallery is thrilled to announce its much-anticipated Holiday Open House, a celebration of art, community, and seasonal cheer. The event...
Body WORKsMelinda Cootsona, Goli Mahallati, Daniel Ochoa & Hugh Leeman September 14 - October 1, 2022Body WORKs - four artists celebrate humanity Delving into the many ways there are to see one another, Studio Shop Gallery presents “Body WORKs,” a show of figurative paintings highlighting...
1977 BFA, University of Tehran
1979 MFA, American International College in Massachusetts
2022 Body WORKs, Group Figurative Show, Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA