Artist Residency – Summer
Zahra Nazari- Summer Residency 2015
Zahra Nazari was born in Iran, received her BFA from the School of Art & Architecture in Tabriz, Iran and her MFA in Painting/Drawing at State University of New York, New Paltz, NY.
While residing in Iran, Nazari was highly influenced by visits to the ruins of ancient historical sites. Nazari’s move to America brought about a series of paintings that merge ancient and modern architectural forms with floating, collapsing and shifting environments.
Her awards include Ruth Katzman Scholarship from the Art League Residency at Vyt, Sparkill NY; Visiting Artist Honorariums from the University of Rochester, NY and Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD; Artist Residency Grant from the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.
Selected exhibitions include: Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY; the Painting Center, New York, NY; Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC and Los Gatos Museum, CA scheduled for 2016.