Mohammad Barrangi was born in the northern Iranian city of Rasht. He started drawing and illustrating at age 13 and majored in graphic design at the Islamic Azad University of Tonekabon, after which he moved into book illustration and printmaking.
Barrangi moved in the UK and undertook a MA at the Royal Drawing School in 2019. Barrangi’s work combines elements of calligraphy, storytelling, text and touches of humour. Born without the use of his left arm, Barrangi has developed a unique process of making large murals, as well as smaller works on paper, that feature layered cultural references and personal imagery. Barrangi has works in the collections of the British Museum and the San Diego Museum of Art. He has exhibited internationally, in cities like London, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Paris and Dubai. Recent exhibitions include: Anything Is Possible: Mohammad Barrangi, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh (2022); The Conference of the Birds, Advocartsy, Los Angeles (2020-1); The Drawing Year 2019-20 End of Year Exhibition, Royal Drawing School, London (2021). Barrangi also represented Iran internationally in the 100m sprint as a Paralympian.Visit website