Minoosh Zomorodinia, "08/29/2018 16:29 0.45mi, 23’53.9 53’03/mi Headlands, CA," acrylic and gold leaf on paper, 2.7” x 5.5”, 2020

Minoosh Zomorodinia

Artist Statement

Informed by my cultural background, religion, and politics, my work investigates the concept of “Self,” specifically how it relates to the environment. Inspired by nature, utilizing walking and sometimes infusing humor, I integrate contradictory concepts into pieces that visualize struggles of the "self" by inserting my body into these moments of time and space. By tracking my paths using technology, I claim the ownership of the land, while representing a changed perception in the digital age.

Minoosh Zomorodinia

Minoosh Zomorodinia is an Iranian-born interdisciplinary artist who makes visible the emotional and psychological reflections of her mind's eye inspired by her environment. Zomorodinia has received several awards, residences, grants and exhibited locally and internationally. She serves on Southern Exposures’s Curatorial Council, Berkeley Art Center Program Committee, and a Board Member of Women Eco Artists Dialog. She earned her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and MA and BA from Azad University in Tehran.



Artist Recommended Resources

  • Read: Braiding Sweetgrass (2013), by Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Read: Walking Art Practice (2018), by Ernesto Pujol
  • Visit: Eco Art Space
  • Listen: KQED