Nasser Palangi

Nasser Palangi was born 1957 in Iran's Hamedan, a city with a 3000 year history. He moved to Tehran when he was young, and continued his studies of fine art at Tehran University. He established a career in painting from 1977 to 1988. Alongside his career as a painter, he also developed an interest in mural paintings, and during the Iran and Iraq war, he created the still-standing mural in the war-torn city of Khorramshahr from 1981 to 1982. After that he created several mural projects in different areas of Tehran until 1999. In 2000, he was commissioned to do some murals in Dubai and Seattle.

In 2001, Nasser moved to Australia, and adopted Canberra as his place of residence, where he started to develop mural painting projects through workshops, and engaging diverse communities.

In 2003, he was commissioned by the Migrant Resource Centre in Canberra to create a mural for the Wooden Bus Interchange with the subject of "Building Unity". By this time, he had begun attracting much interest and commissions for his artwork, which have continued to grow in scope and size, leading to today's large-scale Weston Creek Art Wall in 2005.

Throughout his 25-year career as a professional artist, Nasser has been involved with different public art projects such as mural paintings, sculptures, and installations, as well as exhibiting his paintings in Iran, and internationally in Canada, China, Lebanon, England, Austria, Turkmenistan, Dubai, U.S.A and Australia and Singapore.