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 15 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. 

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