Zahra Nazari (b. in Hamedan, Iran) received a BFA in Painting from the School of Art & Architecture, Tabriz, Iran and her MFA in Painting/Drawing at State University of New York, New Paltz, NY.
Nazari’s awards and grants include an honorable mention grant from the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; Exhibition Award for ViewPoints 2013 from Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ; visiting artist honorarium from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Iranian American Academics and Professionals Scholarship Award from Montgomery Community College, Rockville, MD. She is a recipient of the Ruth Katzman Scholarship from the Art Students League for an artist’s Residency at Vyt, Sparkill NY in 2015.
Nazari has exhibited nationally and internationally, and recent exhibitions include: 51st Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA; Points of Departure, Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY; Abstract Paintings SUNY Global Center, New York, NY; Working it out, the Painting Center, New York, NY; Worldview, Illinois Institute of Art; Twenty in Their Twenties, Woman Made Gallery, and National Wet Paint, Zhou B Art center, all in Chicago, IL; Reroot, Clifton Cultural Arts Center; 6th Annual Master Pieces and International Painting Annual 3 in the Manifest Gallery, both in Cincinnati, OH. Her next solo exhibit is scheduled for The Museum of Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA, in 2015.