MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2019
Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi was born in Tehran, Iran and currently works in the Washington, D.C.
area. Ilchi received an M.F.A. in studio art from American University and a B.F.A. from the
Corcoran College of Art + Design. She has received many awards, including the Mid Atlantic
Arts Foundation Creative Fellowship, Zeta Orionis Painting Fellowship, Bethesda Painting
Award, Carol Bird Ravenal Travel Award, and the Robyn Rafferty Mathias Research Grant from
American University. Ilchi has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally.
Her work has been reviewed in a number of publications, including The Washington Post,
Hyperallergic, and Art Papers. Ilchi has been an artist-in-residence at the Ucross Foundation,
Vermont Studio Center, Jentel Foundation, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Playa
Summer Lake, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and will be a resident artist at Willapa Bay
AiR in summer 2019. She is represented by Hemphill Fine Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C.