faded stroke

2020 Ontario Arts Council Production Grant: Mid career Artist

2018 Women Who Inspire Awards, Coalition of Muslim Women, Kitchener, ON

2017 Canada Council for the Arts: Production Grant
Ontario Arts Council Production Grant: Mid career Artist

2016  Waterloo Region Arts Awards (Visual Arts category), Waterloo, ON
2016|12|08|06|04 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2015  nominated for Jameel Prize, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

2014 Research/Creation Grant in Fine Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, co-applicant in multi-disciplinary project with Patrick Mahon (Western University, principal applicant) & Gu Xiong (University of Biritish Columbia)

2014 Ontario Arts Council Production Grant: Mid career Artist

2012 Region of Waterloo Arts Fund Production Grant, Waterloo, ON.

2011|08|05 Ontario Arts Council Production Grant: Emerging Artist

2010 University of Western Ontario Graduate Thesis Research Award

2010|09|08 University of Western Ontario Graduate Research Scholarship

2008 University of Western Ontario Graduate travel Grant

2004 Central Canada Semi-finalist: RBS Investments’ Canadian Painting Competition, Toronto, ON.

2003 Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery Volunteer Award, Waterloo, ON.

2003 Liz Edwards Memorial Award, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

detail of painting by Soheila Esfahani