Bijan Masoumpanah

Desert Hot Springs, CA

Artist Bio

Education:

1973 City of London Polytechnic UK. Graphic Design and Foundation.
1975 Portland Community College Portland, OR. Photography and Design
1976 Portland State University Portland, OR. Graphic Design and Graphic Production.

Exhibit Design:

1983 Interpretive Display (Mt.St. Helens). Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington.
1988 Color and Design Exhibit (Fish and Wildlife, Kilavea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii)
(Wheat Museum, Portland, OR)  Additionally: Intel, Sequent, Son of Heaven Exhibit and
Tillamook Cheese.
1991 Jensen Design and Display ( US Wood Products Association, Display at US Embassy in Egypt)
Additionally: Boise Cascade, Coffee Bean International.
1999 Formation (a Museum Design Company)

Public Arts:

Art Coach at Palm Springs Unified School District, PSUSD (Producing several indoors and outdoors
murals with students)
Cabot Mural at Carl May Building (Outside of Council Chamber Wall, Desert Hot Springs, CA).
Old Indio Mural ( City of Indio, CA).
College of Law Murals (Indio, CA)
Cabot Sculpture at the new City Hall of Desert Hot Springs, CA.

Awards:

Jafco/Kgon “Rock Pix” Photo Contest.
PGE (Portland General Electric) Conservation Billboard Design Contest.
Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Contest.
Letraset “Liberated Letters Contest”
International Graphic 10th Annual Art Competition.
“Portland You Are The Top” Poster Contest. Portland, OR.
Agfa “Picture America” Photography Contest.
Arts in Oregon Council.
Unique Magazine Photo Insider 4th Annual Photo Contest.
2006 IPA International Photographic Award.
2012 Grand Prize Winner of City of Palm Springs, CA. Chalk Painting Festival.
2018 Grand Prize Winner of City of Indio, CA. Chalk Painting Festival.
2019 Commissioner’s Choice Award for Sculpture, Palm Springs, CA.

What kind of public art project do I want to work on?

Mostly creating public art for cities and government projects, Mural and Sculpture.