Teheran, Iran, 1981.
In 2004, she studied political science and visual arts at Oregon State University and in 2006, carried out a Master’s in Yale Art School, New Haven, Connecticut. In 2013, she was awarded the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Contemporary Painting. She was resident artist at the British School of Rome (2010) and in the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.
She is one of the most representative painters of her generation. She is renowned for her paintings, drawings and stop-motion animations.
Her paintings are created with expressive, gestural strokes, carried out with a strong, daring and bold palette. Her style is flexible. She works with abstract painting and at the same time figurative, descriptive and intimate, with narratives that often feature odd and fetishist qualities. Her recurring motifs include who often in vulnerable situations. Thanks to this characteristic painting technique she involves symbols and imagery of great complexity.
She lives and works out of Los Angeles, USA.
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