Zahra Nazari

Zahra Nazari

New York, NY, United States

About Zahra Nazari

Zahra Nazari was born in Hamedan, Iran to a family of architectural enthusiasts. Her brother is an architect and her father frequently brought her to architectural dig sites to admire ancient history and artifacts.

Throughout her entire life, she has pursued a career as a visual artist on the foundation of this inspiration from her youth. She left Iran in 2011 in order to pursue her master’s studies in art in the US. She has since traveled the world to take inspiration from architecture in many other cultures.

Education

Education

2012-2014
M.F.A. State University of New York, New Paltz, NY
2003-2007
B.F.A. School of Art & Architecture, Islamic Azad University of Tabriz, Iran

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021
Unification, High Line Nine Gallery, New York, NY
2020
Works on Paper, Chashama, New York, NY
2019
Uprooted, Chashama, Queens, NY (funded by the Queens Council on the Arts and the Puffin Foundation)
Before and After, The Arts of Ken Morgan & Zahra Nazari (2-person exhibition), Eclipse Mill Gallery, North Adams, MA
2017
Remnants, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
Transformation, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
2016
Vanishing Point, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
Transformations, Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
2015
Metamorphosis, Mooney Center Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, NY
Urban Façade, MAISON des ARTISTES, The Griffis Art Center, New London, CT
2014
Inside Out, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD
2013-2014
Deconstructing Scapes, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, NY
2013
Selected Work, Gallery I, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Urban Memories, Shainberg Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Memphis, TN
2008
Zahra Nazari’s Selected Work, Baran Gallery Tehran, Iran

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019-2020
Decentralized, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2019
Boccara Art Open Call, Boccara Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
69th Aone, curated by Bill Carroll, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT
New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
All Woman, MAISON 10, New York, NY
2018-2019
Art from the Boros VI, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
The 2019 Flat file: Year Six, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York, NY
2018
Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, NY
Let me reintroduce myself, curated by Krista Scenna and Carolina Peñafiel, Cigar Factory, Long Island City, NY
CMYK, Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017
AIM 2017 Biennale, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
International Artist’s Creation Camp at the Edge of Peach Blossom Pond, Xuancheng Museum, Xuancheng, Anhui, China
Portal 2017, 4Heads Portal SOHO, New York, NY
Contemporary Art Exhibit, Manhattan Art & Antique Center, New York, NY
Press: Pause, curated by Shannon Stratton, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Small Works, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY
2016
Borderless: In Perspective, curated by David C. Terry, Lite-Haus Galerie, Berlin, Germany
(Un)Common Space(s), Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC
Futuristic Fabrication, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL), Queens, NY
2015
Metamorphosis, The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
Silk Journey to Art, World Tour Exhibition, The China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China
Borrowed Paths, Broken Rules, curated by George Sferra, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, NY
Spatial Planes & Timeless Dimensions, curated by Akaash Mehta & Minna Packer, 555 West 25 St, New York, NY
2014
3rd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art, LuminArte Gallery, Dallas, TX
Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch, curated by Deana Haggag & Sharon Burton Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD
PINNACLE 2014, Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL
Points of Departure, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY
51st Annual Juried Competition, curated by Kelly Shindler, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
Ardent Rift, Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY
2013
Abstract Paintings, SUNY Global Center, New York, NY
Working it out, curated by Mona Brody, Alyce Gottesman, and Jo-Ann Rothschild, Painting Center, New York, NY
ViewPoints 2013, curated by Helaine Posner, Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Worldview, curated by Chuck Gniech, Gallery 180, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
2012
Collector Exchange Exhibit, The Yard Event Center, Park City, UT
Summer Show, Galleria ISA, Umbria, Italy
6th Annual MasterPieces, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
National Wet Paint, curated by Sergio Gomez, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
Twenty in Their Twenties, curated by Betsy Odom, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL