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Foroozan Shirghani

Artist Biography

Foroozan Shirghani, born in Iran (1981), is a multidisciplinary artist who received her BFA from Tehran Azad Art University in 2004 and her MFA from Alzahra University in 2008. She served as a lecturer and art instructor at the Share Rey Azad university and Shariati University in Tehran between 2008 to 2015. Shirghani works across mediums, including painting, drawing, ceramic sculptures, abstract video, and textiles. Her work has been featured in over sixty exhibitions worldwide and featured in numerous publications.

She has been living and working in Los Angeles since 2015. Shirghani’s work stems from her personal experiences and focuses on psychological and socio-political issues, especially identity boundaries. She explores universal themes of displacement, alienation, fragility, vulnerability, loss, suffering, and pressure exerted on the human body by these forces. She addresses these life-altering situations with fragmenting, deforming, and often destruction of her subjects and mediums. In her work, objects have a symbolic nature expressing social behaviors.

Artist CV

Select Artworks

the birth of light (2019)
Foroozan Shirghani
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
72 x 60 in

embracement (2020)
Foroozan Shirghani
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
60 x 72 in

In pursuit of light (2021)
Foroozan Shirghani
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
48 x 72 in

who is looking at whom? (2021)
Foroozan Shirghani
Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
54 x 48 in

Featured Exhibitions

Foroozan Shirghani: Alienation

March 30th - April 29th, 2023

Select Press

2023 ArtNowLA (April 2023)
2022 SHOUTOUT LA, (September 6, 2022)

2020 Women’s Art Journal, New York, USA, (spring/summer 2020)
2017 Shargh Daily news, Tehran, Iran, (September 23, 2017)
2017 Zanan Emrooz Magazine, No 23, Tehran, Iran
2017 ZH Magazine, Los Angeles, USA,
2016 The Korea Times, Los Angeles, USA, (June 27, 2016)
2015 Lajevardi Foundation, Glasses, Tehran, Iran
2014 Naghde Honarhaye Ziba magazine, Tehran, Iran, (January 22, 2014)
2012 Arte Firenze Newspaper, Firenze, Italy (February 2012)
2004 Tandis Magazine, Tehran, Iran, (August 2004)
2004 ARTBEAT Newspaper, Mumbai, India, (August 11, 2004)
2004 Mid Day Newspaper, Mumbai, India, (August 13, 2004)

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