Bahar Sabzevari (b. 1980, Iran) is a visual artist based in New York and works internationally. She has a painting practice and creates self-portraits, figurative and narrative paintings. Her career spans over 16 years and she has worked and studied in Iran, Europe and the US.
Sabzevari’s work explores the boundaries of human identity: self-identity, freedom, restriction, and sense of place and belonging. In particular, her work looks at transient and hidden forms of identity: the imagination, hopes, fears, dreams, histories and evolution.
Sabzevari’s process is research and studio-based and involves the bringing together of complex imagery, symbols and narratives, often drawing from the fields of mythology, science, religion and art history.