Interested in balancing academic research with hands-on practice and craftsmanship, 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 the early twentieth century to the present time, with a focus on the existential definition of anxiety and its transcendental potentiality. Currently, my research focuses on the concept of belonging, nearness, and the possibilities of reshaping identity politics within the fabric of social relations through bridging communities. I currently 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.

Education

Master of Fine Arts, University of British Columbia (2012-2014)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2006-2010)

Exhibitions and Public Presentations

Glass Box Project, Celestial Bodies (artist/director/curator and collaborator), Vancouver, Canada (2019- Present)

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 by Fabiola Carranza), Contemporary Art Gallery, Burrard Marina Field House, Vancouver, Canada (2016)

The Margin is the Center, AHVA Gallery,Vancouver, Canada (2016)
Intervals, (founder,director and 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)