Interested in balancing  academic research with hands-on practice, my work attempts to conflate literature with the visual language of forms. My past academic research has been concerned with the social, political and philosophical understandings of anxiety from early twentieth-century to present time, with the focus on the existential definition of anxiety and its transcendental potentiality. Currently, my research focuses on the concept of belonging, nearness and the possibility of transforming identity-politics within the fabric of social relations. With gratitude, as a guest, I live and work in Vancouver, BC located on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


MFA from the University of British Columbia (2012-2014)

BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2006-2010)

Langara College, Fine Arts Program (2005-2006)

Exhibitions and Public Presentations

Glass Box Project, Celestial Bodies (Curator), Vancouver, Canada (2019, 2020)

Yactac, Room of Her Own (solo), Vancouver, Canada (2019)

Axis Mundi Gallery, Elastic River, Vancouver, Canada (2018)

Tutti Frutti Biennale, Sikås Art Center, Sweden (2018)

Presentation, Beyond Spectacle Residency, Simon Fraser University, Canada (2017)

AND..., Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, Canada (2017)
Film Screening, Presentation and Workshop (invited artist), Contemporary Art Gallery, Burrard Marina Field House, Vancouver, Canada (2016)

The Margin is the Center, AHVA Gallery,Vancouver, Canada (2016)
Intervals, (curator), Ferndale Writer and Artist Residency, Ferndale, WA, USA (2015)

Art Contemporary Chilli/Wack (pilot public project), Chilliwack, Canada (2015)
“SUPERMOON”: Thesis Exhibition, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2014)
“Late Night: Extended Party Mix,” Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2014)
“In This Together,” Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2013)
“Bad Habits,” AHVA Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2013)
“In This We Are Arrived,” ie Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2013)
“Psychic Plaza,” Shudder Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2011)
Pact 20: RECESS, 221A Artist Run Center, Vancouver, Canada (2011)
Pact 6: LET 221A Artist Run Center, Vancouver, Canada (2010)
“Void,” Self-mounted exhibition at Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2009)

“Portrait,” Brow Gallery (solo), Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada (2007)

Surrey Art Gallery, art rental, Surrey, Canada (2004)
“Drawing on Display,” Butcher Floor Gallery (Little Mountain Gallery), Vancouver, Canada (2003)

6th Exhibition of Contemporary Iranian Drawings, Barg Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2003)

Awards and Residencies 

Rud Artist-In-Residence, Laxarby, Bengtsfors, Sweden (2018)

Beyond Spectacle Residency, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada (2017)

B.C. Binning Memorial Fellowship (2013)

Faculty of Arts Graduate Award (2012)

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