Leily Derakhshani

Born in 1961 in Sang-e-sar

Lely grew up in an artistic family and graduated in sculpture from the Tehran Conservatoire of Fine Arts release. She started working as an illustrator and graphic artist and subsequently became a permanent member of the Association of the Children’s books illustrators of Iran.
Lely’s credits include:

Solo Exhibitions
1013, Proart Gallery, Dubai
2012, Nar Art Gallery, Tehran
2010, Mahart Gallery, Tehran
2009, Mahart Gallery, Tehran
2008, Mahart Gallery, Tehran
2006, Momayez Art Gallery
2005, LYS Blanc, Bahrain
2003, Hous Drei, Germany
2003, Alten Molkerei Schfwikel, Germany
2003, Azadart Gallery, Tehran
2001, Azadart Galley, Tehran

Group Exhibitions

2015, Pro Art Gallery, Dubai
2015, Azad Art Gallery, Iran
2015, Lalle Art Gallery, Iran,
2015, Momayez Art Gallery, Iran
2014, Momayez Art Gallery, Iran
2015, Raad Charisty Action Jan
2013, Proart Gallery,Dubai
2009, Mah Art Gallery, Iran
2009, Zangar Art Gallery, Iran
2007, Mah Art Gallery, Iran
2006, Artis’s Art Gallery, Iran
2005, Mah Art Gallery, Iran
2005, Niyavaran Central Foundation, Iran
2002, Molkerrei Schfwinkel Germany
2002, Azad Art Gallery, Iran
2001, Alten Milkerei Schofwikel, Germany
2001, Artis’s art gallery, Iran
2001, RTIS’S Art Gallery, Iran
2001, Artis’s Art Gallery, Iran
2000, Azad Art Gallery, Iran
1999, Azad Art Gallery, Iran
1999, Azad Art Gallery, Iran

Several children’ book titles
Participation in four International Illustrators’ fare in Iran
Participation in the first Asian Illustrators’ fare in Japan
Participation in the forty-fourth Illustrators’ fare in Belgrade and twenty-first Illustrators’ fare in Bratislava
Wining the first prize from two Illustrators’ festivals in Iran
Becoming a permanent member of Association of the Iranian Painters
While pursuing her career as an illustrator, Leily also started studying music and was soon also established as a performing musician. Leily’s music credits include:
Collaboration with the Hamnava Ensemble in Germany and Nava Arts Centre in London
European tour with Hamnava Ensemble
Participation in the renowned Southbank Centre’s Rhythm Stick Festival in London
Performance with the Hamnava Ensemble in the Das Kultur Haus
Playing on the CD title “Gomgashteh”
Leily’s Exhibitions and workshops include:

1999, the London Southbanks’ Rhythmstick Festival, Music Workshop
International Festival of European and Iranian Childrens’ Literature, hosted by the Centre 2004, for Intellectual Development of Children and Youth
2005, The Frankfurt Book fair, Illustration and Imaging workshop
2007, British Council ‘Magic pencil Illustrators
2015, Gallery Books, Workshop