Parvin Hani Tabaei, known as Pari Hani, was born in 1957. She studied Fine Arts at Tehran University and continued her graduate studies at Islamic Azad University of Iran, central branch, Art and Architecture School. She pursued handmade printmaking as a profession and since 1990 she has been teaching it at universities. She has been a faculty member in Art and Architecture School of Azad University since 1999.
Sea, sky, trees, birds and in general, nature, is the main theme of her works. To explain her work as a woodcut specialist in a simple way; first the drawing is created and then the image is carved into the surface of a suitable wood with knifes or special chisels, after which an ink roller is drawn over the surface, leaving the ink on the non-curved areas. Multiple colors can be printed by keying the paper to a frame around the woodblocks (using a different block for each color). The printed image is created by rubbing the paper on the block by a wooden spoon. You can learn more on this subject by clicking here.
Pari has written a book, “Woodcut Printmaking - Handprint”, in Persian. She has held several exhibitions in Iran and some countries abroad. She also held a woodcut workshop in London back in 2007. Her works have been accepted in several international competitions such as A4Printmakers, Guanlan International Print Biennial and Lessedra World Art Print Annual.