EDUCATION

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. 

 

GRANTS/AWARDS

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. 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION

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

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

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

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. 

2017

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.

2016  

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.

2015    

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. 

2013   

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

2012  

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.

2010   

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

 

RESIDENCY

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

 

PRESS  

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.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2017

Artist Talk, University of Colorado. Colorado Springs, CO. 

2016  

Artist Talk, Queens Museum. Queens, NY.

2012

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

2011  

Internship, Gallery of Contemporary Art. Colorado Springs, CO.

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

2009

Teaching and Research Assistant to the Chair - Prof. Suzanne P. MacAulay, Visual and Performing Arts Department, University of Colorado. Colorado  Springs, CO.

Art Teacher, Young Rembrandt's, The Classical Academy North. Colorado Springs, CO.