Sia Aryai

Sia Aryai

Born in Tehran, Iran, Aryai displayed an interest in art from early childhood. Finding himself in a stringent cultural environment. In the mid 70's, Aryai left Iran for England where he received his formal education and was free to pursue his artistic passions. Later he ventured on to the United States where in the mid 80's he immersed himself in the medium of photography. This gave him the perfect means and medium to capture the essence and the beauty through his own unique vision, approach, and style.

Aryai is also credited with producing artistic product renderings for such major companies as Nike, Kraft, Blue Cross and Adidas.  His images have also appeared as key set decorations in major motion pictures.

Aryai's images speak universally and have garnered both national and international acclaim. His art works have shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe.

PSA Bronze medal Victory -photo club Feb 2016
FOCUS photo l.a. Traveling Exhibition Int. 2015
Working Artist Grant/Purchase Award November 2015
Award of Merit, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University National
Competition, North Carolina 2007
Benefactor Award, Nicolet College National Competition, Rhinelander,
Wisconsin 2007
The Merit Award, Minot State University National Competition, North
Dakota 2007
The Subagh Khalsa Winkelstern Award, 49 Chautauqua National Exhibit of
American Art, New York 2006

Selected Exhibitions:


DNJ Gallery Santa Monica CA‭
Kaviar Forge & Gallery, Louisville, KY  May
Night on Broadway, Los Angeles Jan
LA photo convention, Los Angeles Jan
Gallery 116 Stoke-on-Trent UK Jan
Lounge Gallery Los Angeles, CA Jan

DNJ Gallery Santa Monica CA‭

Lounge Gallery Los Angeles, CA
‭‬DNJ Gallery Santa Monica CA‭
Box Hart Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Salon of Autumn, Paris, France
Nord Art, Kunstwerk Carishutte, Budeladorf, Germany

Art Share Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Red Brick Gallery, Ventura, California
Space Womb Gallery, Long Island City, New York

Duncan Miller Gallery, LACMA Photo Art Council, Los Angeles, California
Phantom Galleries, Long Beach, California
Stephanie Hoppen Gallery, London, England
McKinley Gallery, Reno, Nevada

Ciao Gallery, Wilson, Wyoming
Phantom Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Gallery West, Alexandria, Virginia
Aurora Colors Gallery, Petaluma, California
Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, California

Columbia City Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Nicolet College Gallery, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Gallery Lambardi, Austin, Texas
Court Gallery, Williams Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
Union Art Gallery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, California
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California
Gallery West, Alexandria, Virginia
PBCC, Lake Worth, Florida
Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, Missouri
Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville University, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Campbell Gallery, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, Virginia
Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, North Dakota

KI (tree in Japanese)