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My art examines anthropologically, the hybridity of Middle Eastern and Western cultures as they are displayed in my home and other local, lived environments. The combination of both pattern and figurative imagery in Persian miniatures provides my work with a historical template for integrating and arranging appropriated imagery, and modes of representation from the West with architectural icons from the Middle East. Using my own cultural displacement as a lens, I combine objects and images, traditional and contemporary, in order to develop paintings, drawings, and installations. These work prompts power relationships based on cultural misconceptions when juxtaposing different visual cultures.









Education
2019          B.F.A, Painting and Drawing, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio Art History Minor, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio                     
                   Museum Studies Certificate, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Group Exhibitions
2018           COFA, Ohio University President and Trustees, Robert Glidden Hall, Athens, Ohio
                    “Prospective Prosection”, Darwin Day,Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens,     Ohio
                    “Talking Back”, Station 116, Athens, Ohio
                    “Memories”,Station 116, Athens, Ohio
2017            “Express Yourself”, Majestic Gallery, Nelsonville, Ohio
                    “A Contemporary Fine Arts Survey”, Wolf Tree Gallery, Athens, Ohio
                    “Empathic Bodies”, Cube 4 Gallery, Athens, Ohio
                    “Interview”, Cube 4 Gallery, Athens Ohio
                     Undergraduate Juried Exhibition juried by Drew Sawyer,Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio
                    “Large Scale Lightweight”, Cube 4 Gallery, Athens, Ohio
2016            Undergraduate Juried Exhibition juried by Astria Suparak,Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio
                    “Experience The Arts Day”, Cube 4 Gallery, Athens, Ohio

Publications
2018           “Fortune”, Sphere Magazine, Volume 62. April 7, 2018. Cover (Sphere is a literary magazine created by Ohio University undergraduates published annually by Ohio University.)
2017           “Mecca”, Sphere Magazine, Volume 61. April 7, 2017. Cover

Professional Activies
2019-18     Director, Cube 4 Gallery, Athens, Ohio
                    The School of Art and Design, Ohio University, Social Media Manager, Athens, Ohio
2019-17     Maintenance and Promotion, Cube 4 Gallery, Athens, Ohio
                    Senior Fine Arts editor, Ohio University, Sphere Magazine, Athens, Ohio
                    Designer, Sphere Magazine, Athens, Ohio
                    Student Representative for Ohio University School of Fine Arts Painting and    Drawing Program at the 2018  Trustees Event, Athens, Ohio
                    Ohio University Art Ambassador, Athens, Ohio

Presentations and Panels
2018            Prospective Prosection Presentation, Darwin Day, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, April 10
2017            First-Year Studio Experiences Panel, Experience the Arts Day, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Oct 8
                    Multi-Cultural Presentation, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Oct 30

Collaborations
2018           “The Transference Of Weight”, Frame Design, Athens, Ohio (in collaboration with Jave Yoshimoto)