About

I am an Iranian multi-disciplinary artist based in New Orleans. I received my MFA from the University of Texas at Austin and my BA in painting from the Azad University of Art and Architecture in Tehran. Through a range of media such as painting, video, installation, and performance—I explore migration and the human experience of living in between cultures. My work uses the aesthetics of language, clothing, and bodies to study the complexities of cross-cultural experiences from a unique perspective. 

 
 

Education

2011-2014     M.F.A in Studio Art at the University of Texas, Austin
2004-2009     B.A in painting at AZAD University, Iran, Tehran

Exhibitions & Creation

2020 Gallery Shows

Todd Art Gallery, Juried National Drawing Exhibition "Form, Line, Shape and Space" at MTSU — Murfreesboro, TN

2019 Solo Show

Co-Lab Project Gallery "A Land with No Name" — Austin, TX

2019 Dual exhibition

Elga Wimmer Gallery "Pink Dreams in A Land with No Name" — New York, NY

2019 Gallery Shows

Barrister's Gallery "And Another Thing... : Collage and Assemblage Work" — New Orleans, LA

2019 Solo Show

The Aquarium Gallery "In Memory of Aziz" — New Orleans, LA

2019 Gallery Shows

Austin Public Library "Mirror Mirrored: Contemporary Art and Fairy Tales" — Austin, TX

2018 Conference

The 32nd Annual Conference of Society for Science, Literature and Art (SLSA) “Out of Mind” — Toronto, Canada


2018 Museum Show

New Orleans Museum of Art “Ear to the Ground” — New Orleans, LA 

2018 Gallery Shows

New Orleans Academy of Fine arts — New Orleans, LA


2018 Public Art Project

3D installation “The Dwelling” — Colorado Spring, CO


2018 Artist Talk

Part of ArtEgg Lecture Series “My Body Is My Home” — New Orleans, LA 


2018 Conference

10th Annual Peace Conference “Feminity and Creativity” at Loyola University— New Orleans, LA 


2018 Solo Show

ArtEgg Studios “My Body Is My Home” — New Orleans, LA

2018 Gallery Shows

The New Orleans Arts Center “B4 Peace” — New Orleans, LA 


2017 Gallery Shows

SLSA 31st Annual Conference “Space, Time, and Body in Modern and Contemporary Art” — phoenix, AZ 


2017 Video Art

Video installation “My Body is My Home” at Brooklyn Studio for Dance — Brooklyn, NY 


2017 Gallery Shows

Irving Arts Center “6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art” — Irving, TX


2017 Gallery Shows

Viridian Artists gallery “Selfies & Self-Portraits: 21st C Artists See Themselves” — New York, NY


2017 Gallery Shows

Contemporary Art Center(CAC) — New Orleans, LA


2017 Gallery Shows

Lawndale Art Center “The Big Show” — Houston, TX 

2017 Gallery Shows

Southeastern Louisiana University Contemporary Art Gallery — Hammond, LA


2017 Public Art Project

3D installation "Dwelling" at Elizabeth Ney Museum — Austin, TX 


2017 Gallery Shows

Part of Austin West Studio Tour — Austin, TX

2017 Gallery Shows

HOUSE of Wahala: art auction part of Fusebox festival at Women & their works gallery — Austin, TX


2017 Gallery Shows

Part of Newcomb museum curatorial group “Beyond the Canvas” — New Orleans, LA

2017 Gallery Shows

Tipton Gallery “32nd Positive/Negative” — Johnson City, TN


2017 Gallery Shows

Foundry Art Center “Luck of the Draw” — St. Charles, MO 

2016

Gallery Shows

TVAA National exhibition — Mesquite, TX

2016 Gallery Shows

Open studio as part of Austin West Studio Tour — Austin, TX

2016

Solo Show

Courtyard gallery "An-Other Birth" — Austin, TX

2016

Gallery Shows

People’s Gallery at Austin City Hall — Austin, TX

2016 Gallery Shows

Triple show at Asian American Resource Center (AARC) — Austin, TX


2015 Gallery Shows

SECAC Members Exhibition — Pittsburgh, PA


2015 Video Art

"The Side Walk” at Asian American Resource Center — Austin, TX

2015 Solo Show

Mom Gallery “Let us believe in the beginning of the cold season” — Austin, TX


2015 Video Art

“30 Seconds” at MOM gallery- Austin, TX

2014 Gallery Shows

Graduate thesis show “Pool”, at the Visual Arts Center — Austin, TX


2014 Performance Art

Stage performance “Being/With Others” at the Theater Lab — Austin, TX


2014 Solo Show

Co-Lab Project Gallery “Something Left Behind” — Austin, TX

2013 Gallery Shows

“Something Lost” exhibition at the Nelsen Partners gallery — Austin, TX


2013 Gallery Shows

“Inter Connections” exhibition at the WoCa Project gallery — Fort Worth, TX


2013 Gallery Shows

Open studio exhibition “SOMETHING” — Austin, TX

2013 Performance Art

Collaboration in the public performance”Beauty” by Wura-Natasha Ogunji — Austin, TX


2013 Video Art

“The Prayer” at Co-Lab Project gallery — Austin, TX

2013 Performance Art

Street performance “Behind the Black Veil” — Austin, TX

2013 Video Art

Video installation “The Sidewalk” at Co-Lab Project gallery — Austin, TX

2012 Gallery Shows

Open studio exhibition “Absence” — Austin, TX

2012 Performance Art

Public-Participatory performance “The Void” — Austin, TX

2012 Video Art

“Counting the Moments” screened at The Shed — Austin, TX

2012 Video Art

Video installation “Obscene Bodies” at Visual Arts Center — Austin, TX

2010 Gallery Shows

“The Same Pain” exhibition in Azadi Tower gallery — Tehran, Iran

2009 Solo Show

Banafsheh gallery “Self-Portrait”— Tehran, Iran

 

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