iraj dashti

iraj dashti

iraart design


clay | glass | metal | wood


Iraj Dasht-Laali is an Iranian born Artist. For as long as he can remember creative art has been his constant passion in life. Most of his creations are abstracts with incorporated patterns and textures from stylistically rich Iranian plateau. In 1992, Iraj earned his M.A. in cultural heritage conservation and restoration from the Cultural Heritage University in Iran. His work has been exhibited in alternative spaces, including the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1996, along side his family he moved to Canada where he continued his career as a contemporary artist and sculptor, and for the last two decades he has been residing in beautiful British Columbia. Since then, his work has been showcased in various spaces in Vancouver and across the province.The last forty years of his creative intelligence and design can be observed in his art and creations.  Iraj conveys his artistic vision using a broad variety of mediums and processes, including ceramic, glass, metal, precasting concrete and wood.

artist statement

As an contemporary artist and sculptor, my art work originates from ancient patterns and textures of the environment which I was born into, the Iranian Plateau.

Throughout my life, I have used art and creativity as a vehicle for meditation and self connection.  I enjoy expressing and transforming ideas using different mediums.