Mehrad Meraji was born in Tehran on July 9th, 1986.At the age of ten, Mehrad immigrated to Canada with his family.
With his dad as his mentor and teacher he was trained in the technical aspect of art, while allowing his natural skill to flourish.
In his final year at high school, several of his teachers as well as the school purchased his artworks. He is currently finishing up his drawing and painting degree at the OCADU.
It is as if Mehrad was born with a pencil in his hand He comes as the youngest exhibitor to a forum in which masters are present and he doesn’t hesitate. His hand is sure, deft and whole heartedly consumed with a personal vision. He is interested in life, as only the young are able to be, sans criticism, agenda or cynicism, with an embracing affirmation of the joys of identity. With a Chuck Close bravado, he renders his family and friends, blows them up for examination with relentless pride and comes across with great portraits, contemporary in scale and yet traditionally masterful.
2010 OCAD Grad show, Toronto, Ontario
2009 Figuration, Headbones Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2008 Six Week Iranian Art, Cultural Reunion, Toronto, Ontario
2007 Peel Gallery , Brampton , Canada
2007 the Figure Show, OCAD, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Drawing 2006 John B Arid Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Iran Iran and I ran with Bogos, HendBones Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Result of the Head Hunt, HeadBones Gallery, Toronto Ontario
2006 Creation, Scarborough Art Council, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Second Year Painting, OCAD, Toronto, Ontario
2006 Drawing 2006, John B. Arid Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2005 First Year Show, OCAD, Toronto, Ontario
2006 First Place Award, Drawing 2006, John B. Arid Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2004 Art Purchase Award, Sir, John A Macdonald, Toronto, Ontarios