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My creative work focuses on issues related to my cultural identity, especially the treatment of women in Iran's society, the male gaze, censorship, and surveillance. These are difficulties that every person, especially women, living in Iran has to deal with on a daily basis. Iran is a patriarchal society and as such, women are treated as second-class citizens, where even the laws of the country are stacked against them.


Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University ( 2012-2014)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Department of Visual Arts, University of the Arts, Tehran, Iran ( 2008-2012)

Selected Exhibitions:

Transformed: Digital to Corporal: Curator, The Kresge Gallery, Marywood Uni-
versity, Scranton PA (UPCOMING)
Equality Matters, Conversations on Gender and Race, Juried Exhibition, MildredM. Cox Gallery at William Woods University, Fulton MO
The Nude: Brutal Beauty, Juried Exhibition, Lexington Art League, Lexington

Behnid the Black, Brown and Gold: Solo Exhibition, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington PA
Picture Plains: Juried Exhibition, Hump Day Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA
Content Apart: Solo Exhibition, Steamworks Gallery, Scranton PA
State of Mind: Group Exhibition, Hump Day Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA
Needles and Thread: Juried Exhibition, Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA
Solo Exhibition, Common Place, State College PA
A Generous Kingdom, Juried Exhibition, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland OR
Borderless: In Perspective, NYFA Juried Exhibition, Lite-Haus Galerie, Berlin Germany
In Between: Curator, Hump Day Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA
'Flare: Iron Through The Lens' : Group Exhibtion, AFA Gallery, Scranton PA 
Representing Nittany: Travelling Exhibition, Humpday Gallery, Penn State Univerity, University Park PA
Representing Nittany: Travelling Exhibition, Green Drake Gallery, Milheim PA
Representing Nittany: Travelling Exhibition, The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont Arts Festival, Lemont PA
Decorum: Solo Exhibition, HUB Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 
State College Public Art: Window Installation, Downtown State College PA
Geometric Abstraction: Juried Exhibition, Hump Day Gallery, Penn State University, State College PA
The Human Form: Juried Exhibition,Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook CT
The Schwa Show: Juried Exhibition, Don Edwards Gallery & Harvey Wooten Gallery, Greenville NC
Archimedes’ Bathtub: Juried Exhibition. New York Foundation for the Arts, Lorimoto Gallery, NY
Universal Visions: Juried Exhibition-Featuring Artist, Second Saturday Art Gallery, York PA
MATERIALIZE: Juried Exhibition, Fountain Gallery, Lafayette, IN 

Courage to Create: Group Exhibition, The New Leaf Initiative, State College PA
MATERIALIZE: Juried Exhibition, Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Dayton OH Are: PSU School of Visual Arts Alumni Reunion Exhibition, Edwin Zoller Gallery, State College PA
DIGITAL HAND: Group Exhibition, 709 Gallery, Pittsburgh PA
Disturbance: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Edwin Zoller Gallery, State College, PA
Delivering the Goods Part II: Traveling Exhibition, Borland Gallery, State College PA
Stop, Collaborate and Listen: Invitational Group Exhibition, Edwin Zoller Gallery, State College PA
Delivering the Goods:Group Exhibition, Kaufman Gallery, Shippensburg University
BANG!:Group Exhibition, Edwin Zoller Gallery, State College, PA.
Novis Oculi:Group Exhibition, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
Graduate Research Exhibition:Group Exhibition, Hub Ruberson Gallery, Pennsylvania State University.
Synthesize:Group Exhibition, Edwin Zoller Gallery, State College, PA.
Tehran:Solo Exhibition, Old Main Building, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.
Plant to Print:Group Exhibition, Borland Gallery, State College, PA.
BFA thesis show: Solo Exhibition, Art University Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

Portrait Photography Exhibition:Group Exhibition, Art University Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

 Architecture: Group Exhibition, Art University Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

Color: Group Exhibition, Art University Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

"STYLE", juried Exhibition:Group Exhibition, Laleh Gallery, Tehran, Iran.