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(b. 1964 Tehran, Iran, lives and works in New York, NY)

Farassat’s work is largely influenced by culture and tradition while embracing a distorted

sense of reality. The themes of female Identity, isolation, violence and oppression

animate her sculptures and paintings. Farassat has had solo exhibitions at Shirin

Gallery, New York, NY, 2015 and Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY, 2011. She has

been apart of several group exhibitions including, Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park,

Florida, 2018; Station Independent Projects, New York, NY, 2017 and Gallery Kayafas,

Boston, Massachusetts, 2017. She has also been interviewed and published by the New

York Times, Boston Globe and Hyperallergic among others.





2000-2001 Sculpture Center School, New York, NY

1982-1986 BFA Parsons School of Design, New York, NY



2015 “Chaos, A Mind of Its Own”, Shirin Gallery NY, New York, NY

2011 “A Mirror Has Two Faces” Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY



2019 “I Contain Multitutudes” Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

2018 “Arabesque” Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, Florida

“ReVision”, Edison Price Gallery, LLC, NY

2017 “Tape Art 2017”, Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, Fl.

“Echo”, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, Massachusetts

“Ornate Activate”, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum” Milwaukee, WI

“Thicket”, Station Independant Projects, NYC

2016 “Interrupted”, Coburn Gallery, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio

“Sheherzade’s Gift: Subversive Narratives ,”The Center for Book Arts, NY

“Where We Are Standing” 3 person exhibition of women artists from Iran, The Edward Hopper

House, Nyack, NY

“The Angel of History” Station Independent Projects, NYC

2015 “Ornate Activate” SAWCC Exhibition, Shirin Gallery, NYC

“Made in LIC”, Edison Price Gallery, LIC, NY

2014 “The Subject is War”, Rogue Community College, Oregon

“Are We Gone Already Gone?” Flicker Lab, NYC

“Alwan Art Auction” Shirin Art Galery, NYC

2013 “Her Stories” traveling exhibition, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA

3rd Annual Parsons alumni Exhibition, Sheila Johnson Design Center, NY

2012 “Political Humor” Fort Lewis College, Oregon

2nd Annual Parsons alumni Exhibition, Sheila Johnson Design Center, NY

“Her Stories”, Queens Museum of Art”, Queens, NY

“Amulets, Nazars, Evil Eyes”, Queens College Art Center,Flushing, NY

“Where do we go from here, The shape of things to come”, Rogue Community College, Oregon

“Love?”, Berger Gallery Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY

2011 “Friends of Steel”, Westbeth gallery, New York, NY

Dubai Art Fair, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

VIP Art Fair, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2010 “Snow”, XL Projects, Syracuse University Gallery, Syracuse, NY

Art Walk NY/Coalition for the Homeless, Skylight Studio, NY

“Seduced by the Sacred”, The Joyce D. and Andrew J Mandell JCC, West Hartford, CT

“Dialogue Beyond Reality”, Zora Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

“Then and Now”, 30th Anniversary Exhibit, Tompkins Square Gallery, NY

“Tehran-New York” Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

JAMM, Contemporary Art Auction, Kuwait

2009 “Paper in the Wind 3”, Thomas Jaeckel Gallery, New York, NY

“Movers & Shakers in Contemporary Iranian Art”, Leila Heller Gallery, NY

2008 Scope Miami Art Fair, Leila Heller Gallery, Miami, Florida

Asian Contemporary Art Fair, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY

“Between Heaven and Earth”, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Asian Contemporary Art week, Leila Heller gallery, New York, NY

2007 Henry Street Settlement, Artist-In-Residence, New York, NY

“Emergence”, Current Gallery, (catalog), Baltimore, Maryland

“Metropoly” Makor Gallery, New York, NY

2006 “Selections”, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Educational Alliance Benefit, New York, NY

“Out of the Studio”, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery New York,

1995 BWAC Spring Festival, Brooklyn, NY

1994 “Pages”, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY

1993 “Sacred Places”, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY


2012 Nominated for the Jameel Art Prize

2009 Nominated for Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, London, England

2006 Henry Street Settlement A.I.R. Workspace Program, New York, NY

Makor/Steinhardt Center, Artists-in-Residence Program, NYC