Transforming: An Artist Monograph by Shadi Yousefian


“Transforming” – Limited Edition Artist Monograph – Price: $100 + Tax

Titled “Transforming,” Shadi Yousefian’s fine artist monograph spans two decades of mixed media art making by the Iranian-American, Bay Area based artist. Printed in a limited edition of 200 and perfect-bound in coated black linen hard cover, the book offers an in depth exploration of Shadi Yousefian’s work and process with an essay by Tina Barouti, PhD.

Also available for purchase: Collector’s Print Editions – Price: $1,000 + Tax

The first 23 editions of “Transforming” are reserved for special Collector’s Print Edition packages priced at $1,000 each. The Collector’s Print Edition package will include a signed copy of “Transforming” as well as an exclusive 24×24.5″ signed limited edition print of Yousefian’s “Identity Screening 3” from the completely sold-out series of silk screen printed, sculptural constructions. The print is only included in the Collector’s Print Edition package and is not available for purchase elsewhere. To purchase these special Collector’s Print Edition packages, please contact info(at)advocartsy(dot)com to speak to a member of our team directly.

Due to limited availability, editions will be assigned upon payment. At this time, books purchased through the ADVOCARTSY website are only available for shipment within the continental U.S. or for local pick up at our West Hollywood gallery. Books will be available for pick up at our West Hollywood gallery space during visiting hours. 

In stock

SKU: TR-Yousefian-Monograph Categories: ,


Book Info

  • Essay by Tina Barouti, PhD.
  • 245 pages.
  • Dimensions: 9.25” x 12.25”
  • Interior pages paper:  Sappi McCoy Silk, 100#T 
  • Binding: Perfect-bound with PUR adhesive
  • Hard Cover with inset image pressed onto it
  • Cover Material: Black coated linen ​​(brand name: Arrestox B-Cloth) 
  • Fonts used: Avenir and Bembo Typefaces
  • Designed by Ardalan Payvar
  • Printed by Edition One Books in Richmond, CA
  • Published by ADVOCARTSY

Artist Biography

Shadi Yousefian was born in Tehran, Iran in 1978 and immigrated to the United States when she was sixteen. At a time when she lacked the language skills in English to express herself, she felt drawn to art in order to express her longing, vision, and experiences. She received both her Bachelor’s (2003) and Master’s (2006) of Fine Arts in photography from San Francisco State University. Yousefian’s artistic practice engages with the personal and social issues of contemporary life, particularly cultural identity and the immigrant experience. Her work reflects upon universal themes such as loss, dislocation, alienation, and reinvention. 

Yousefian’s oeuvre has evolved to combine the medium of photography with other media such as wood panels, wax, resin, and light boxes in order to create mixed media compositions and, in some cases, larger sculptural and installation  pieces. While her subject matter does not significantly change, her work varies stylistically from a more spontaneous expressionistic approach (as in her Self-Portraits series) to a carefully planned minimalistic and repetitive one (as in her Letters and Memories series). All of the artist’s work to date reflects the desire to capture and distill some essence of her own life as an immigrant and connect it to a more universal experience. Her work suggests and builds upon a kind of fragmentation and dissolution, but also the endeavor to reinvent and reconstruct a self in a new social and cultural context.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 12.25 × 9.25 × 2 in
Delivery Method

Local Pickup, US Shipping