Sanaz Mazinani

Sanaz Mazinani is a visual artist, curator, and educator based in Toronto and San Francisco. She holds her undergraduate degree from Ontario College of Art & Design University and her MFA from Stanford University. Mazinani’s work explores the relationship between perception and representation. Working primarily in photography and large-scale installations, her practice intersects conceptual and formal boundaries of the photographic image in response to site, sight, and insight, especially in relation to digital culture.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries such as Art & Architecture Library at Stanford University; Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto; University of Toronto Art Centre; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Mazinani’s artwork has been written about in Border Crossings, Nueva Luz, NOW Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and Dide. Most recently, Mazinani was named a 2012/2013 Fellow at the Kala Art Institute, short listed for the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, and was awarded the San Francisco Arts Commission Art on Market Street for 2013/2014.

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