Education:

Bachelor of Painting (Arts)

Elm vs Farhang University (Science and Culture University), 2003-2007

Tehran, Iran

Master of Fine Arts

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 2010-2013

Penang, Malaysia     

PhD in Fine Arts

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) , 2014-2016

Penang, Malaysia 

Professional Experience:

Graduate Assistant, School Of Arts, USM, 2011

Fellowship Holder, USM, 2011-2013                                                                                       

Graduate Assistant, School Of Arts, USM, 2014                                                            

Fellowship Holder, USM, 2014-2016                                                                                      

Recognition:

Selected as International Alumni for the "Success story book", USM, 2016

Conferences:

Presenting “I Don’t Remember the Beginning…Memory, History and Identity through Art”

Convergence in Performing and Creative Arts (PACIA 2011)                             

Penang, Malaysia  

Presenting  " The Art of Handmade Paper: A Research on The Use of Local Banana Fibers to Produce Fine Art Papers for Drawing and Painting" 

Proceedings of the 2nd. International Conference on Arts, Social Science & Technology (iCAST 2012)      

Penang, Malaysia    

Publications in Journals:

Elham Shafaei (2019), ‘Artwork’, A5 Magazine, United Kingdom.

Elham Shafaei (2019), ‘Artwork’, Wotisart Magazine, United Kingdom.

Izmer, A, Shafaei, E. (2019). ‘Nation in the Flesh: Disclosing Body and Nationalism in Modern Malaysian Art in Kajian Malaysia’. (Malaysian Studies). 37(1). (In-press).

Elham Shafaei (2017), ‘Artwork’, Average Art Magazine, United Kingdom.

Izmer, A, Shafaei, E. (2017). ‘The Calligraphic Subject: The Body and Social Power in Malaysian ‘Abstract Expressionism’. 

WACANA SENI Journal of Arts Discourse. Volume 16.

Shafaei, E., Ahmad, I., Mat, A. (2013). ,’The Art of Handmade Paper: 

A Research on the Use of Local Banana Fibres to Produce Fine Art Papers for Drawing and Painting’. 

Hand Papermaking Magazine. Volume 28 (Number 1), Page 8-10.

Paper for Drawing and Painting: A Study on the Use of Mengkirai Fibres to Produce Fine Art Papers                               

WACANA SENI Journal of Arts discourse. Scopus

 I don’t Remember the Beginning…Memory, History and Identity through Art.

The Proceeding of PACIA 2011

 Research on the Use of Local Banana Fibres to Produce Fine Art Papers.

The Proceeding of iCAST 2012

 Book Series: Elham. The Journal of Artist’s Book JAB

Columbia Collage Chicago Centre for Book and Paper Arts

 The Wonder of Kantan: The Use of Torch Ginger Fires to Produce Fine Art Papers for Drawing and Painting

SEAMEO (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization)

Books:

Shafaei. E, Izmer. A, (Authors), Handmade Papers for Drawing and Painting, LAMBERT Academic Publishing (LAP), Germany, 2013

Shafaei. E, (2015), I'm Still Crying, [E-Reader Version]. Retrieved from http://www.booksie.com/elhamshafaei