Steeped in Expressionist style, Moshgan's oils capture the deepest artistic nuances, suggestive of the old masters, yet the angular elements of her still-lifes, the free flowing brush strokes of her landscapes and the bold use of color in her abstracts and flowers, demonstrate the maturity of an artist who is determined to remain free in her expression. From the first box of paints and the tentative experiments with color on the balcony of her family's home in Tehran at age seven to the present master she is today, nature in all its myriad forms and colors continues to be her most reliable teacher. And as all true artists evolve, so it is with Moshgan that form gives way to color in her new experiments in abstract, all of it reminiscent of that seven year old little girl on her balcony a world away.
Moshgan’s journey to becoming a professional artist first found expression in Iran during that country’s Cultural Revolution in 1979 when the government closed the public universities. After a year of uncertainty, at age 18 the door to her soul life and her destiny opened. Enrolling full time in the prestigious and private Kamalolmolk School of Fine Arts brought her in touch with Saeed Broomand, a gifted teacher and visionary artist who lived in Europe and returned to Kamalolmolk with a keen appreciation of western art forms. Fortunate for Moshgan, Mr. Broomand’s artistry prevented him from allowing technique’s favor to overshadow the heart of his message: The responsibility of the artist to be free in their expression. Throughout her studies, an indomitable childlike sensibility played a key role in her developing “technique” and helped transform a tumultuous world into one of infinite possibilities filled with color.
Shortly after graduation, Moshgan knew she needed to expand her horizons for her career to flourish. It was springtime, 1986 when she arrived in New York City with desire, passion, determination…and something else: Woven from the threads of memory in the creative fabric of her adventurous and artistic soul, lived a meandering road lined with giant, bright red poppies, wild flowers of all varieties, blue and lavender mountains, and indigo skies. Well travelled, this simple country road from Tehran to the villages of her ancestors served as an internal compass and laid the foundation that would become her tapestry of color. Color that her nomadic grandmothers lived and breathed in their daily lives, color that was in their blood and now color that would find expression in Moshgan’s art.
After arriving in America and settling in with her sister in Queens, Moshgan enrolled in Hunter College and quite effortlessly obtained two BA Degrees in Fine art and Art History respectively. Inspiration was found in her art history classes, visiting libraries and discovering books on master artists unavailable in the country of her birth.
Having built a thriving career that spans four decades and two continents, her collectors worldwide all delight in partaking of the Divine energy expressed in the colorful and deeply passionate works that moved their hearts and now adorn their walls. Moshgan’s paintings continue to be sought after by admirers and fine art collectors from around the world who often delight in remarking they have several pieces in their collections.