Yasmeen Abedifard
b. 1996, San Jose, CA

Hey there! I’m currently attaining my M.F.A. in Visual Arts at Cornell University. As an artist, It is an effortless task to compartmentalize my existence to just being an ‘Iranian-American Muslim Woman’. However, I have come to realize is that these aspects of my life are authentic influences upon my work.

I am particularly interested in figurative erotic depictions of gender/sexuality laced with themes of Islam, political history, and my Persian heritage. I favor pieces that are cathartic and nurturing experiences for the artist (myself) and for the audience of the piece. However, I also seek to depict the raw nature of loss, transiency, and the illicitness of my own existence in various spaces.

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