May 2023- Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
My piece, "Kintsukuroi" was selected for inclusion in the Woman Life Freedom exhibition juried by Shahrbanoo Hamzeh and on display from May 6 to June 3, 2023 at Woman Made Gallery- Chicago, Illinois.
'Woman Life Freedom is a slogan that the women of Iran are chanting on the streets in an unfair war with the gender apartheid regime to gain their basic human rights and bodily autonomy back. Beginning on September 16th, 2022, with Mahsa Amini’s unjust death, Iranian people have been shedding blood, sweat, and tears while protesting in the streets for freedom. We can play our part for freedom through art."
"I believe artists are able to take up the fight for women’s rights and become the voice of Iranian women. This exhibition is centered on women’s rights and is an act in solidarity with the brave women who are putting their life on the line for freedom. Inspired by the lack of awareness surrounding the more than four decades of state-sanctioned violence perpetuated by the Islamic Republic against Iranian women, I am inviting you to share your story. What needs to be heard and what needs to be changed? Our fight for women’s rights everywhere will not end until each and every one of us is free. Woman Life Freedom brings together information, conversation, and visual elements surrounding this huge fight for human rights. With this exhibition, we are hoping to elevate and add to the Iranian women’s voice."
May 2023- Hera Gallery, Rhode Island
My piece "Circle" was selected for inclusion in the Hera Gallery National Juried Exhibition "Oh, Mother" Juried by Nadiah Rivera Fellah, Associate Curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art
The word MOTHER - as both a verb and a noun - is rich and timeless, yet overdetermined, and even controversial when gendered and rendered exclusive. Mothers and motherhood have been romanticized and glorified since the Venus of Willendorf and have been the subject of representation over the ages in every ethnic, cultural, religious, spiritual, social, and environmental contexts.
What does the word MOTHER mean to you? As a child of a mother? As a witness to a mother? As a mother, or a person who mothers? As a human being deeply connected to Mother Earth? As an artist, what images does the notion of motherhood conjure up in you? Are they generous and abundant, filled with nourishment and laughter? Or are they frail, overwhelming, and Confusing? Are they filled with a sense of darkness, destruction, or a void? This exhibition at Hera Gallery will show works which examine, unravel, deconstruct, and re-write the myths of motherhood.
Exhibition Dates: May 13th- June 17th, 2023
April 2023- The Center for Photographic Art, California
My piece, "Lift Every Voice" from my "Aint' I a Woman" series was selected for inclusion in the 2023 Members Juried Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California.
Juror Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography chose this piece of my work out of 2,200 entries to be displayed in the CPA gallery, website, and published in the 2023 MJE catalog.
The exhibition runs from April 1 – May 14, 2023.
April 2023- Rosenthal Gallery, North Carolina
My piece "Lift Every Voice" has been chosen for inclusion in the 2023 Feminist Insight: Continuing Her Story exhibition in the Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina
Exhibition dates March 21 – April 29, 2023
April 2023- Monmouth University, New Jersey
Diversity Lives Here: Representation Through Art
My piece "Lift Every Voice" will be part of an exhibition across Monmouth University campus in New Jersey from March 15, 2023, through January 1, 2024
The United States is more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Subsequently, higher education institutions are now comprised of a more diverse community. Despite an increasingly more diverse population, many colleges and universities have physical spaces that do not represent their own communities. Monmouth University is committed to change.
March 2023- D'Art Center, Virginia
Persistence V is an annual exhibition since 2019 at The d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia and features work from female artists from across the country in honor of Women’s History Month.
Come see three pieces of my newest work featured in this show that runs from March 18- April 11, 2023
March 2023- Visionary Art Collective, New York
Opening March 18, 2023 at Visionary Art Collective
Inside a Memory, Curated by Ekaterina Popova of Create! Magazine
March 2023- Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Manifesting Through the Layers
My piece "Lost In Translation" was selected for inclusion in this online exhibition featuring work whose
"visual and symbolic layers build upon meaning, texture, variety, and exploration with connective threads of the figure, elements of nature, home, comfort, identity, and psychic undercurrents within a maximalist tapestry reflecting our complex time. The figure is a punctuating note within the striations of the narrative and appears as a disrupted (or an obscured) presence. The surfaces and the chaotic interpretations serve as a mirror to the many convolutions of existence today."
Verum Ultimum Gallery - Portland, Oregon
March 2023- The Artist's Gallery, Maryland
Catch a glimpse of my newest work at an eclectic Maryland gallery as I dive back into showing my work again locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
The show runs March 1-29, 2023