b. Tehran, Iran

Lives and works in New York 


2000-2001 Sculpture Center School, New York, NY

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


2023  Upcoming Solo Exhibition, Hamzianpour and Kia Gallery, LA, CA

2022  "As Near As Memory"(Solo), Luis De jesus Los Angeles, LA, Ca

2022  "Rendezvous" (Solo), Hamzianpour and Kia Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2020  "The Prisoner's Palace" (Two Person) Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2018  "Abstracting Materiality" (Two person), Sapar Contemporary, NewYork, NY

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

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



2023  "Anonymous from Iran", Culture Lab LIC, LIC, NY

2022  "Between The Stripes, Under The Stars", St. Catherine University, St. Paul,              Minnesota

          The Armory Show, Luis De Jesus Gallery, NY

          "Astrologica"Heidman Art Salon, Kansas City, MO

          Expo Chicago, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles 

2021  "Our tears are sweet, our laughter venomous: Iranian-American Artists,               (catalog) Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT. 

           "Dreaming of Equ>lity", Reynolds Gakkery, University of The Pacific,                    Stockton, CA

2020  "49.5", 601 Artspace, NYC

2019   "A Bridge Between You and Everything", Highline 9, Chelsea, NY

           "Fact and Fiction", Spring/Break Art Show, Sapar Contemporary, NYC

           "I Contain Multitutudes" Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design,                            Milwaukee, WI

2018  "Revolutions & Movements" Dupont Underground, Washington D.C.

          "Arabesque" Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, Florida

          "The World is My Home", Advocartsy, Los Angeles, CA

          "ReVision", Edison Price Gallery, LLC, NY

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 


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



Bridge Over Troubled Waters- Urban Milwaukee


The World is My Home “Iranian artists ponder forms of belonging at ADVOCARTSY’s The Space/Art Radar

Advocartsy/Space, Flaunt Magazine


At Gallery Kayafas, art from Iranian women- The Boston Globe

A Hybrid State: Art by seven Iranian-American Women-Art Critical    


Panel discussion moderated by Clare Davies, Nyack Library, Nyack, NY

Three Iranian Women Use Art to Pierce Their Homeland’s Veil, The New York Times

 “Where We Are Standing” 3 contemporary Iranian Women artists at Edward Hopper House Art Center/Art Radar

Where We Are Standing’: Iran in Nyack, Nyack News and Views


Rorschach Inkblots Conjure Up Themes Of Loss in Iran/ Hyper Allergic    

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

          "Reversing the Gaze, Man as Object"

           Catalog by Tanya Augsburg & Karen Gutfreund

           Zamaneh radio interview



2010  “Seduced by the Sacred” catalog

           Zamaneh radio interview, 


           “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


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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