Shiva AhmadiIran/USAVisual Art2018

Shiva Ahmadi’s practice borrows from the artistic traditions of Iran and the Middle East to critically examine contemporary political tensions. Born in Tehran, Iran in 1975, Ahmadi moved to the United States in 1998, and has been based in California since 2015. Ahmadi works across a variety of media, including watercolor painting, sculpture, and traditional hand-drawn animation; consistent through her pieces are the ornate patterns and vibrant colors drawn from Persian, Indian and Middle Eastern art. She has an extensive exhibition record and her work is included in many Museum collections.