I grew up in Abadan, Iran during the 60s. Abadan, one of the most liberal cities in Iran, offered a modern western lifestyle in a land of history and tradition. This exposure to both east and west provided me with great appreciation and enjoyment for the art, culture, history, and poetry of Iran, as well as the art and culture of the West.
I am an artist, artist advocate, art curator, and collector. I am currently the Board Member for the Marin Open Studios, a member of the Auxiliary of the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco, and the curator for the Madrigal Artist Series where I've curated 40+ exhibitions in the past five years.
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For the past 30 years, I have and continue to buy art from artists I meet, like, and want to represent. Therefore, I work with a number of visual artists in the community and beyond. For more information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org