As a conceptual artist, I aim to share stories of my experiences within my culture, immigration, identity, and mental illness. Currently based in Tkaronto (Toronto), I’m a first-generation immigrant, born and raised in Tehran, Iran. My practice visualizes these experiences through digital manipulations, experimental lens-based processes, and print media. Layers of textures, expressive imagery, and calligraphy echo stories of the environment in which I was raised and continue to grow. Recently, I have been exploring traditional Persian crafts and processes alongside an experimental digital approach, such as tile making and illustrative calligraphy. 
While I continue to explore my studio practice, I am expanding into curatorial projects and public art. Collaborating with people and pushing to create welcoming spaces for vulnerability and sharing seems to be the obvious next step in my artistic journey. How my practice and work contribute to my community has shaped my most recent project, “A Cup of Tea” which explores the act of drinking tea in Iranian culture and the stories exchanged over a cup of tea. 

2018-2022. Graduated with BFA in Visual Arts, Deans' Honour Roll, York University, Toronto, ON
Duo exhibitions:
2022. Connections, Special Projects Gallery, Toronto, ON
2022. This Body is Not a Home, Special Projects Gallery, Toronto, ON
Group exhibitions:
2022. Gender and the lens II, Organized by Feminist Photography Network, Gales Gallery, Toronto, ON
2022. Amalgamation, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON
2023. Tea Leaves, Project Space, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB 
Curatorial project:
2022. Amalgamation, Gallery 1313 Toronto, ON
Selected awards:
2021. AGYU Spotlight Award
2021. People's choice Award at York University's annual Open House
2021. Dan Olsen Print Award
2021. York University Continuing student scholarship
2022. VAAH Print Honorarium Award

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