b. Tehran, Iran

Lives and works in New York 


EDUCATION:

2000-2001 Sculpture Center School, New York, NY

I982-1986  BFA Parsons School of Design, New York, NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2015  "Chaos, A Mind of Its Own", Shirin Gallery NY, New York, NY

2011  “A Mirror Has Two Faces” Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

           

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017  "Tape Art 2017", Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach , Fl.

           "Echo", Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Massachusetts

           "Ornate Activate", Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum" Milwaukee, WI

           "Thicket", Station Independant Projects, NYC

2016   "Interrupted", Coburn Gallery, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

          "Sheherzade's Gift: Subversive Narratives ,"The Center for Book Arts,           NYC

          "Where We Are Standing":3 person exhibition of women 

           artists from Iran, The Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY

          "The Angel of History" Station Independent Projects, NYC 

2015   "Ornate Activate" SAWCC Exhibition, Shirin Gallery, NYC

           “Made in LIC”, Edison Price Gallery, LIC, NY

2014   "The Subject is War",Rogue Community College, Oregon

           "Are We Gone Already Gone?" Flicker Lab, NYC

           "Alwan Art Auction" Shirin Art Galery, NYC

2013   “Her Stories” traveling exhibition, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA

            3rd Annual Parsons alumni Exhibition, Sheila Johnson Design Center, NY

2012    “Political Humor” Fort Lewis College, Oregon

            2nd Annual Parsons alumni Exhibition, Sheila Johnson Design Center, NY

            "Her Stories", Queens Museum of Art", Queens, NY

            "Amulets, Nazars, Evil Eyes", Queens College Art Center,Flushing, NY

             "Where do we go from here, The shape of things to come",         

            Rogue Community College, Oregon

             "Love?", Berger Gallery Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

2011   “Friends of Steel”, Westbeth gallery, New York, NY

            Dubai Art Fair, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

            VIP Art Fair, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2010   “Snow”, XL Projects, Syracuse University Gallery, Syracuse, NY

            Art Walk NY/Coalition for the Homeless, Skylight Studio, NY

            “Seduced by the Sacred”, The Joyce D. and Andrew J Mandell JCC, West                  Hartford, CT

            “Dialogue Beyond Reality”, Zora Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

            “Then and Now”, 30th Anniversary Exhibit, Tompkins Square Gallery, NY

            “Tehran-New York” Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

             JAMM, Contemporary Art Auction, Kuwait

2009   “Paper in the Wind 3”, Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York, NY

           “Movers & Shakers in Contemporary Iranian Art”, Leila Heller Gallery, NY

2008   Scope Miami Art Fair, Leila Heller Gallery, Miami, Florida

           Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

           “Between Heaven and Earth”, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

            Asian Contemporary Art week, Leila Heller gallery, New York, NY  

2007   Henry Street Settlement, Artist-In-Residence, New York, NY 

           “Emergence”, Current Gallery, (catalog), Baltimore, Maryland

           "Metropoly" Makor Gallery, New York, NY 

2006   “Selections”, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY

2005   Educational Alliance Benefit, New York, NY 

           “Out of the Studio”, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery New York, 

1995   BWAC Spring Festival, Brooklyn, NY

1994   “Pages”, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

1993   “Sacred Places”, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY


AWARDS:

2012   nominated for the Jameel Art Prize

2009   nominated for Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, London, England

2006   Henry Street Settlement A.I.R. Workspace Program, New York, NY

           Makor/Steinhardt Center, Artists-in-Residence Program, NYC


SLIDE REGISTRY:

 The Drawing Center, Viewing Program, New York, NY  

 Artist Space, New York, NY 

 Saatchi on line

 Nurture Art


PUBLICATIONS /INTERVIEWS:

2015  "Rorschach Inkblots Conjure Up Themes of Violence and Loss in         Iran" Hyperallergichttp://goo.gl/01GT9j 

2011  “Her Stories”, catalog, Queens Museum of Art

          "Reversing the Gaze, Man as Object"

           Catalog by Tanya Augsburg & Karen Gutfreund

           Zamaneh radio interview

           http://www.radiozamaneh.com/culture/goonagoon/2011/05/14/3922

           www.persianesquemagazine.com/tag/roya-farassat/

2010  “Seduced by the Sacred” catalog

           Zamaneh radio interview, 

            http://zamaneh.com/morenews/2010/03/post_1200.html

           “Tehran- Iran” catalog, Leila Heller Gallery

           JAMM, Catalog for contemporary Art Auction held in Kuwait

2009   Persian BBC Interview, by, PanteA Bahrami 

          “Selseleh and Zelzeleh” catalog, by, LTMH Gallery

          “Different Sames”: New Perspectives in Contemporary Persian Art

2008   TCNJ, The Signal, entertainment weekly, “Time Off”

2007   “Emergence” Catalog by Robert Jason Flagan


RELATED ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE:

2003- 2012   Fine Arts instructor, Pierce Country Day Camp, Roslyn, NY

1988- 1990   Whitney Museum/ Equitable Center, NYC

1986- 1987   Assistant to sculptor, Esther Gentle Rattner, NY

 





 

 

 

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