Artist: Maryam Gueramian
Title: Love is a Gamble
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Height (inches): 40
Width (inches): 30
This piece is unframed.
Description of piece:
This piece is inspired by a quote from Rumi's poetry. "Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. If not, leave this gathering. Half heartedness doesn't reach into majesty." Nothing is guaranteed in a gamble, but the thrill of the unknown and surrendering to divine love is what gives us the strength to navigate through the rollercoaster journey of life.
Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, Maryam Gueramian lived in Tehran, Iran before moving to the United States at the age of 14. Her passion for art and fashion emerged at the age of three. After obtaining her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, Maryam decided to expand on her painting hobby, which resulted in 2 solo exhibitions, one in Tehran, one in Los Angeles and many group shows. Unlike most artists, Maryam does not have a specific painting genre. She gets her inspiration from internationally known symbols, poetic quotes, and all things beautiful, meaningful and globally unifying in order to build a bridge between cultural and religious differences through art. During her MBA career, she entered the world of fashion, starting a t-shirt and accessories line, “Confiance,” inspired by her Evil Eye painting. She launched her line at the 4th Annual UCLA Fashion Show Benefiting PACI (Persian American Cancer Institute) on April 3, 2010. Less than a year later, in January of 2011, she was given the opportunity to be one of the sponsors for the HBO Luxury Lounge® in Honor of the 68th Golden Globe® Awards. The summer of 2011, Maryam was honored with the title of Miss West Coast and competed in the Miss CA, USA pageant in January of 2012. In 2014, she co-founded a new fashion venture named Private Cartel; an online boutique catered to fashion forward men and women looking for attainable on trend attire. In 2018, Maryam took her passion for art and fashion a step forward by collaborating with renowned fashion designer, Shahla Dorriz on a collaboration of hand-painted custom gowns, where the first design was unveiled at Farhang Foundation's Inaugural Cultural Runways show. Today, she continues to paint, teach art, and consult companies and organizations on the areas of marketing and businesses development. Her ultimate goal is to one day start an art and fashion charity for underprivileged kids, giving them a platform to cultivate their talents and keep them out of trouble.
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