HANGAMA AMIRI

Hangama Amiri's artworks have been influenced by the universal exploration of cross-cultural dialogues and themes such as childhood memory, identity, diaspora body and language. In her paintings, she uses memory as a tool that can transform a piece of earth to the concepts of homeland, life experience, and inherent natures. She paint large scale two-dimensional surfaces, expanding painting to integrate mixed media including, oil, acrylic, screen-printing, digital printing, and actual earth.

Amiri received her BFA (Major in Fine Arts) from NSCAD University in Halifax NS (2012), she was a Canadian Fulbright and Post-Graduate Fellow at Yale University School of Art and Sciences in New Haven, Connecticut (2015-2016). And currently, she is a M.F.A graduate student at Yale School of Art (Painting/Printmaking) in New Haven, CT.

She has exhibited her paintings nationally and internationally, recently in New York City, Toronto, France, Italy, London (UK), and Sofia, Bulgaria. She has won the 2011 Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteerism Award, the 2013 Portia White Protege Award, and in 2015, her painting Island of Dreams won a runner-up honourable mention at RBC Canadian Painting Competition. Amiri was also an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity (Fall 2017), Joya AiR Residency Program in Almería, Andalucía, Spain (Winter 2017) and at World of CO Residency program in Sofia, Bulgaria (Spring 2018).

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