EDUCATION

2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Double Major-Graphic Design/Painting & Drawing, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

1988 Bachelor of Science, Chemistry Major, University of Pune-India

Curatorial

2019 I Contain Multitudes, Frederick Layton Gallery, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018  Conversation, Ploch Art Gallery, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI

2016  Lyrical Language, Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 I Contain Multitudes, Frederick Layton Gallery, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

2018 Abstract Thoughts, Miller Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI

        365Artists365Days, Frank Juarez Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

         Wordplay, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2017 Back to School, Villa Terrace Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

         Women of Wisconsin, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

         Indiana Green, Arts Mill, Grafton, WI

         Transplanted Eyes, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

         Women’s Invitational Exhibition, Eismann Center, Richardson, TX

         Let’s Draw, James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI

         Drawing Attention, Gallery 224 Port Washington, WI

        The 6th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX

        60th Beliot and Vicinity Exhibition, Wright Museum, Beloit, WI

2016 Journey for Peace, Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

         Transplant Eyes, Instinct Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

         Material Girls, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI           

          Origin 8, Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee, WI

          Beyond Language, Jazz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

        Mentor-Mentee Program Exhibition, Var Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

          The 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX

         Wisconsin Visual Artists Exhibition, Villa Terrace, Milwaukee, WI

          Wisconsin Visual Artists Biennial, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

2015 Miami-Project, Hinterland Art Space, Booth F4, Deauville Beach Resort, MI

         Inspired: The Power of Art & Faith, Union Art Gallery, UW-Milwaukee, WI

         Women of Wisconsin, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

         Beyond Language, Hinterland Art Space, Denver, CO

         Timeline, RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

         WVA South East Chapter Members, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI

         The Art of Collage, Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan, WI

2014 Timeline, RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 

2013 Emerging Artist Gallery, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI

         Winter Juried Exhibition, Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI

2012 40th Annual Juried Show, Union Art Gallery: UW-Milwaukee, WI

         3rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Kenilworth, UW-Milwaukee, WI

          2nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Kenilworth, UW-Milwaukee, WI

         39th Annual Juried Show, Union Art Gallery: UW-Milwaukee, WI

2008 Design Within Reach, Milwaukee, WI

         Wall of Fame Juried Student Exhibition, UW-Milwaukee, WI

RESIDENSIES & PROGRAMMS

2015 Creativity and Innovation AIR, Bay View High School, Bay View, WI

          Milwaukee Artist Network Mentorship Program (MARN), Milwaukee, WI

2014 MARN Salon II, Milwaukee, WI

2013-2015 Emerging Artist Residency Program, RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

PRESENTATION & LECTURES

2019 Guest lecturer - Art Survey 106, Peck School of the Arts, UW-Milwaukee, WI

2018 Guest artist – Expressive Drawing Class, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

2017 Guest lecturer - Art and Culture, Peck School of the Arts, UW-Milwaukee, WI

         Guest lecturer - Art Survey 106, Peck School of the Arts, UW-Milwaukee, WI

2016 Community Lecture Series, Iranian Art & Culture, UW-Washington County, West Bend, WI

2015 Visiting Artist - Art & Language, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

         Visiting Artist - Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays, MAM, Milwaukee, WI

         Guest lecturer - Professional Practices, Peck School of the Arts, UWM, Feb & Sep

2014 Bay View High School Career Day, Bay View, Milwaukee, WI

         Guest lecturer - Professional Practices, Peck School of the Arts, UW-Milwaukee, WI

 HONORS & AWARDS

2015 Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund

          WVA South East Chapter Members, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI

2009 Student Silver ADDY (American Advertising Federation Madison), Madison, WI

2008-2009 Dean’s List, UW-Milwaukee, WI

2007 Fredric R. Layton Foundations Scholarship Award, UW-Milwaukee, WI

DEMONSTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

2019 Teaching artist for Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 2015 till present, Brookfield, WI

2016 Teaching artist for various workshops, RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2015 Teaching artist at the ArtXpress Program, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

         Collage workshop, Contemporary Teen Night, RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

2018 Come, See, Do, Facilitating public program, RedLine Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

ADDITIONAL WORK ACTIVITIES

2019 MARN Board member

         Member of senior student thesis panel, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

2018 Juror for alumni exhibition, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

          Member of senior student thesis panel, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

          Critique session with senior students, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

2016 Juror for alumni exhibition, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Wisconsin Visual Artists, South East Chapter, WI

The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milwaukee, WI

 

PUBLICATIONS

Bridge Over Troubled Waters, MIAD show features women artists from many countries bridging cultures and colors. By Todd Mrozinski, Feb 18th, 2019

https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2019/02/18/visual-art-bridge-over-troubled-waters/

Interview with Bonnie North on WUWM Lake Effect, Friday January 19, 2019http://www.wuwm.com/post/friday-lake-effect-i-contain-multitudes-exhibit-mettle-and-honor-book-bubbler-talk

 Blog post on Milwaukee Magazine featuring I Contain Multitudes

https://www.milwaukeemag.com/arts-and-culture-preview-january-2019/

 Wisconsin Visual Artists Magazine, May 2018

https://wisconsinvisualartists.com/public/article_full.php?user_id=747

 Visual Art Review, Shepherd Express, “Back to School”, December 12, 2017

https://shepherdexpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/visual-art/villa-terrace-s-back-to-school-is-not-a-remedial-course/

 Visual Art Review, Shepherd Express, “Transplant Eyes”, June 27, 2017

https://shepherdexpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/visual-art/seeing-transplant-eyes-walker-s-point-arts-center/

 Visual Art Review, Shepherd Express, “Material Girls” July 19, 2017

https://shepherdexpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/visual-art/gallery-night-day-d8/

 M Magazine, Art & Culture Section in conjunction with the Material Girls Exhibit at MIAD, July 2016

http://www.bluetoad.com/publication/?i=311829&p=&pn=#{“issue_id”:311829,”page”:88

 Miami-Project, Hinterland Art Space, Booth F4, December 2-6, 2015

https://miami-project.com/galleries/cosmic-dream-pictures-a-special-project-of-hinter-miami-project-2015

 Teacher Programs at the Art Institute of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, February 2015

http://learningthroughmuseums.wikispaces.com/Art+and+Language%E2%80%94Visual+Literacy+for+World+Language+and+English+Language+Learners

 Utsanga, April 2015

https://www.utsanga.it/ghanbarzadeh-nine-works/

Visual Art Review, Shepherd Express, “Timeline at RedLine Milwaukee”, August 7, 2014
https://shepherdexpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/visual-art/timeline-redline-milwaukee/

 365Artists365Days, April 7, 2014

https://365artists365days.com/2014/04/07/nina-ghanbarzadeh-new-berlin-wisconsin/

 Intralink Global

http://www.intralinkglobal.com/content-and-social.html