In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Middle Eastern, Iranian
Your Artistic Background/Mission
I was a recipient of The AIM Fellowship from the Bronx Museum; Mentoring Program from New York Foundation for the Arts; Artist Residency Fellowship from Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and Visiting Artist Fellowship from the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City.
I have exhibited both nationally and internationally in galleries and museums such as Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY; China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY; Saba Institution, Tehran, Iran and Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC.
Your Creative Influences
My large-scale abstracted and architectonic paintings and installations are based on the ruins of historical sites in Iran in conjunction with American postmodern architectural forms.
If you are not in New York City, what are your ties to New York's Asian American artistic community?
My work is created/shown/produced in NYC regularly
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