23 May 13


My solo show at Leila Heller Gallery! I'm really excited about the work. Please go see it!

June 6 - July 6, 2013

Leila Heller Gallery
568 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10011
TEL 212.249.7695

For more details, click the following: Press Release PDF

23 May 13

LMCC Governor's Island Work In Progress Open Studios!

Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26, from 12-5 PM. Building 110, on Governor's Island. RSVP on LMCC's website: www.lmcc.net

From Manhattan: Ferries leave from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets (next to Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan). From Brooklyn: Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue.

18 Mar 13

Governor's Island Residency!!!

I am so excited to have just started my new Swing Space residency with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The view from my new studio is amazing! Tune in for information about Open Studios in May and July.
18 Jan 13

Solo Show JUNE 6 - JULY 6!

I am getting ready for my solo show at Leila Heller Gallery in Chelsea! Check back here for details, and Leila Heller Gallery!
18 Jan 13

Fertile Crescent Catalogue available on Amazon

I am proud to be included in the beautiful exhibition catalogue, Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society in the Middle Eastern Diaspora by Judith Brodsky and Ferris Olin, Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art, 2012. The Catalogue is available on Amazon, as well as some great bookstores (last I heard, it was being sold at MoMA's).

The Fertile Crescent examines the work of 24 women artists of Middle East heritage: Negar Ahkami (Iranian), Shiva Ahmadi (Iranian), Jananne Al-Ani (Iraqi), Fatima and Monira Al Qadiri (Kuwaiti), Ghada Amer (Egyptian), Zeina Barakeh (Lebanese), Ofri Cnaani (Israeli), Nezaket Ekici (Turkish), Diana El Jeiroudi (Syrian), Parastou Forouhar (Iranian), Ayana Friedman (Israeli), Shadi Ghadirian (Iranian), Mona Hatoum (Palestinian), Hayv Kahraman (Iraqi), Efrat Kedem (Israeli), Sigalit Landau (Israeli), Ariane Littman (Israeli), Shirin Neshat (Iranian), Ebru Özseçen (Turkish), Laila Shawa (Palestinian), Shahzia Sikander (Pakistani), Fatimah Tuggar (Nigerian) and Nil Yalter (Turkish). These artists all explore matters of gender, homeland, geopolitics, theology and the environment. The authors in this volume address transnationalism and the interaction between Muslim culture and Jewish, Christian and Euro-American cultures, resulting in U.S. and European relationships that are sometimes congenial and at other times problematic. The book also addresses the Middle East's cultural diaspora in black Africa and South Asia. The Fertile Crescent is published in conjunction with a fall 2012 multi-venue exhibition at Rutgers and Princeton Universities and the Arts Council of Princeton/Paul Robeson Center for the Arts.
27 Aug 12

The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society in the Middle East Diaspora

My work is currently on view in a group exhibition at the Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. This exhibition is part of a large series of multi-venue exhibitions organized by Judith Brodsky and Ferris Olin of Rutgers University's Institute for Women and Art. My paintings at the Bernstein Gallery are on view now through October 20.

As part of the Fertile Crescent exhibitions, I am also exhibiting my Suffocating Loveseat Sectional piece at Rutgers University's Douglass Library. The piece looks beautiful over a gorgeous Persian rug lent by Iradj Javid for this exhibition. It is on view now through the end of 2012 in the library's Rotunda at the entrance on 8 Chapel Drive in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

There will be a symposium and an inaugural reception for the Fertile Crescent on Sunday September 9th. The Symposium will take place from 2-4 at he Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University. I will be among the speakers on the panel, to be moderated by Alison Bernstein. For more information about the Symposium, or the Fertile Crescent Exhibitions, please see the official website

30 Mar 11

Group Exhibition & Symposium in Pittsburgh

Dis[Locating] Culture: Contemporary Islamic Art In America
April 15 - July 30, 2011
Michael Berger Gallery

I will be participating in the Symposium Saturday April 16th at the Andy Warhol Museum, moderated by Tom Sokolowski.
06 Jan 11

If ever in the Hartford, CT area...

I have one painting in the New Britain Museum of American Art's permanent collection, currently on view in their exhibition, "WOMENARTISTS@NEWBRITAINMUSEUM:"

December 18, 2010 - March 20, 2011
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street,
New Britain, CT 06052
(860) 229 0247

Here is a nice review of the exhibition and my painting in the New York Times: "A Female, But Not Mainly Feminine, Eye"
03 Sep 10

Screening of Robert Adanto's "Pearls On The Ocean Floor"

Bennett Media Studio in Tribeca will be screening Robert Adanto's documentary examining the lives and works of Iranian artists living in Iran and abroad. I am featured in this documentary, along with a really interesting group of artists. There will be screenings September 22, 23, and 24th. Space is limited, and RSVP is required for the $10 tickets. Contact me if you'd like information on this screening, and I can forward you the email that was circulated about this, with the RSVP information.

03 Sep 10

Group Exhibition in Southampton, NY

I have 2 small (but loud) works on view from September 1 - September 29 at Tripoli Gallery, 30A Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY. "Hot Mess" (2009) is one of the 2 small works featured in this exhibition:
Hot Mess