Roya Farassat is a visual artist, born and raised in Iran. Farassat’s work is largely influenced by a culture and tradition that she feels embraces a distorted sense of reality. The themes of female Identity, isolation and oppression animates her sculptures and paintings.
Roya Farassat received her BFA from Parson’s School of Design (1986) and studied sculpture at the Sculpture Center School (2000-2001). She was nominated for the Jameel Prize (2012) and the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (2009). Her awards include the Henry Street Settlement’s Workspace Residency (2007) and the Makor/Steinhardt Center Artist-in Residence Program (2006). Roya Farassat's work has been included in numerous curated group shows in the United States including Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum,The Queens Museum, The Taubman Museum, Edward Hopper House, Fort Lewis College, Rogue Community College, Syracuse University, The College of New Jersey, Queens College Art Center, Manhattanville College, Miami Art Fair, Asian Contemporary Art Fair, as well as abroad, at Jamm Auction (Kuwait} and the Dubai Art Fair. In 2015, A solo exhibiton of her work, "Chaos, A Mind of Its Own" was exhibited at Shirin Gallery and In 2011, " A Mirror Has Two Faces", was exhibited at Leila Heller Gallery. Roya Farassat currently lives and works in New York City.