Reza Doust

Reza Doust was born in Esfahan, Iran. He was trained in the traditional method and technique of Persian art from a young age (1974) - his first solo exhibition, at the age of 14, was held at the Iranian & American Cultural Society Esfahan. Graduated with a B.F.A. from Tehran University in 1986. In 1993 he left Iran for Kuwait, and in 1997 he relocated migrated with his family to Vancouver, Canada. 


Doust is known for his Avant-garde style, his painting exhibitions, and grande installation-arts in Kuwait and the Persian Gulf region, Europe, and Canada. In year 2000 he exhibited hist first show in Vancouver, On 2019-2020 solo exhibition at Doha Firestation Meuseum of Qatar, 2017 he held his first solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum of Isfahan Iran, solo exhibition at Modert art Meuseum of Kuwait, 2007, he held many solo exhibition in Kuwait, (selected show) Sultan gallery, Dar Al Fonoon, at Bahrain’s Al Bareh Gallery, and Evergreen gallery Coquitlam BC. Homa art gallery Tehran And more,,,, 


Doust has been living and creating in British Columbia, Canada, since 1997.


  • 2008 Seven Canadian artist. Al Fanar art gallery Kuwait.  
  • 2005 group shows with paricipants from India, Iran, Iraq at the Doust Little Gallery Alfanar mall in Kuwait
  • 1996 Group of seven Contemporary Persian Artists, Boushehri Art Gallery, Kuwait
  • 1996 Second International Biennale, Contemporary Art Museum of Tehran, Iran
  • 1996 Traditional Persian Art, International Hall Exhibition, UAE, Dubai
  • 1995 POW Art , Federation of Kuwait Artists. Awarded the second prize, Kuwait
  • 1991 The Art of Portraits, Contemporary Museum of Tehran, Iran
  • 1991 First International Biennale ,Contemporary Art Museum of Tehran, Iran
  • 1989 Fine Arts Faculty, Tehran University, Iran
  • 1980 Esfahan University, Student Society Hall, Esfahan, Iran
  • 1978 Memorial for Tabass Earthquake, Fine Arts Department, Tehran University, Iran
  • 1977 School of Fine Arts, Esfahan, Iran
  • 1976 The First National Exhibition for Young Artists, International Hall Exhibition, Tehran, Iran


  • 2011 Sultan gallery of Kuwait 
  • 2007 Modern Art Museum of Kuwait  
  • 2005 Alfanar Art Galleries, Kuwait  
  • 2003 Alfanar Art Galleries, Kuwait
  • 2003 Evergreen Cultural Center Gallery, Coquitlam BC Canada  
  • 2003 Port Moody Art Centre, BC Canada
  • 2002 Terry Fox Public Library, BC Canada
  • 2000 Boushehri Art Gallery, Kuwait
  • 2000 West Vancouver Memorial Library BC Canada
  • 1999 Millenium Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Canada  
  • 1994 Fine Art Academy, Amsterdam, Holland
  • 1994 Boushehri Art Gallery, Kuwait
  • 1989 Kane Iran Art Gallery, Esfahan, Iran
  • 1988 Fine Arts Department, Tehran University, Iran
  • 1975 Iranian & American Cultural Society, Esfahan, Iran