Living in Brooklyn, NY  | b. 1988 in Karaj, Iran

contact: sarameghdari(at) 


MFA Photography, Video and Related Media, 2016 | SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, New York, NY

Certificate in Photography, 2012 | TEHRAN UNIVERSITY, Tehran, IRAN

BA in Communication, 2010 | University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO. 



2016    Thomas Reiss Memorial Award / School of Visual Arts, Alumni Society. New York, NY. 

2015    Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship Award / School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. 

2014    Graduate Student Assistantship Grant / School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. 

2013    Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship Award / School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. 

            Iranian American Scholarship Fund / San Diego, CA.

2012     RAW: Natural Born Artists / Photographer of the Year in Colorado Springs, CO.

2010     American Places Juror’s Award / Gallery of Contemporary Art. Colorado Springs, CO. 



2012   Mommoni / Business of Art Center. Manitou Springs, CO.




Performance Anxiety / Chinatown Soup Gallery. New York, NY.


The Identified Self / Abrazo Interno Gallery. New York, NY.

LIC Arts Open's Summer Exhibition / LIC Arts Open Gallery at the Factory. Long Island City, NY.

The Protégés / Galerie Protégé. New York, NY. 

The Blue Rose + Plaster Cocktail Launch / The Ear. Brooklyn, NY.

Open Studios - Performance / Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center. New York, NY.

There is No Threat / Pop-up at 145 Chambers St. New York, NY. 

Postcards From the Edge / Hosted by Visual Aids at Gallery 524. New York, NY. 


Portal / 10th Annual Governors Island Art Fair. Governors Island, NY. 

Haphazard Paradigm / Re: Art Show. Brooklyn, NY.

All in a Day's Work / Galerie Protégé. New York, NY. 

The Gaze / The Cluster Gallery. Brooklyn, NY. 

Lunatic Womxn / The Borough. Brooklyn, NY.

Nasty Women / Knockdown Center. Queens, NY.


Engaging Artists / Queens Museum. Queens, NY. 

In Cylinder / Flatiron Gallery. New York, NY. 

SVA MFA Photo, Video & Related Media Thesis Exhibition / SVA Chelsea Gallery. New York, NY.

Green Point Open Studios / Brooklyn, NY.


et.alia/1 / SLEEP CENTER Gallery. New York, NY. 

et.alia Zine / MoMa PS1 Art Book Fair. Long Island City, NY.

More Art - A Night of Socially Engaged Art  / UnionDocs. Brooklyn, NY.

Denise's Gentle Bar / School of Visual Arts. New York, NY. 


Hear Here Artist Showcase / Stargazers Theatre. Colorado Springs, CO. 


RAWards / RAW: Natural Born Artists. Colorado Springs, CO. 

Hear Here / Movement Arts Community Studio. Colorado Springs, CO.

Ensemble / RAW: Natural Born Artists. Colorado Springs, CO.


American Places / Gallery of Contemporary Art 121. Colorado Springs, CO. (Juried by William Wylie, Professor of Photography, University of Virginia)



2015   Engaging Artists | More Art, Artist-in-Residence - New York, NY


VICE-The Creators Project, 28 MFA Artists Shatter the Boundaries Between Photography and Video. July 1, Andrew Nunes

Untapped Cities, 18 NYC Art Installations and Urbanism Exhibits No to Miss in February 2016. Jan. 28, Lynn Lieberman

Spark Magazine, International Artist Collective: et.alia. Feb. 2, Lindsay Zackeroff

Lamono Magazine, NYC Sleep. Sep. 23

VICE-The Creators Project, Would You Trust an Artist to Photograph You in Your Sleep? July 28, Sami Emory

Dodho Online Photography Magazine, nyc series.

Float Photo Magazine: Portfolios, nyc series.



2018 Artist Talk, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center. New York, NY.

Artist Presentation, International Center of Photography. New York, NY.

Artist Presentation, Photo & Art Club at The Ludlow. New York, NY.

2017 Artist Presentation, University of Colorado. Colorado Springs, CO.

2016 Artist Talk, Queens Museum. Queens, NY.

2012 Artist Talk, Business of Art Center. Manitou Springs, CO.

2011 Art Committee, Riverrun: Student Literary & Arts Journal. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO.