Razieh Jafari is a NY based artist from Iran specializing in painting and sculpture. She earned a BA in Industrial Design from University of Tehran, Iran and currently, is perusing her MFA in Studio Art at Stony Brook University, NY. Jafari started painting miniatures at the age of 13, their influence continues in her work to this days. However, her work changed after entering MFA program, and lately, she is introducing contemporary concepts in her work. Jafari’s work examines the relationship of the human to imagined world through the lens of magical realism. She materializes the issues of existing in an in-between space through human figures and unreal natures. By combining abstraction and realism in her paintings she works to catch glimpses of a magical third world.



  • 2015-2018  MFA in Studio Art, Stony brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • 2002-2007 BA in Industrial Design, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
  • 2001-2001 Pre-College Certification in Fine Art, Iran Pre-College, Isfahan, Iran


  • 2017 ANOTHER BIRTH, Solo Exhibition, Lawrence Alloway Gallery, State University of NY, Stony brook, NY
  • 2016  INCIPIENT, Frank Melville Jr. Memorial library, State University of NY, Stony brook, NY
  • 2016  SUNWOOD,  Student Art Group Exhibition at President’s Impressive Residence and Show Place, Stony Brook University, East Setauket, NY
  • 2016  FUSION, First Year MFA group show, Lawrence Alloway Gallery, State University of NY, Stony Brook, NY
  • 2016  7th International Book Art Biennial, Alexandria Public Library, Egypt  
  • 2015  MAMA, Modern art by Modern Artist, Group Exhibition, Student Activities Center Art Gallery at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY


  • 2016  Goldberger Fellowship for Excellence in Visual Arts, Stony Brook University
  • 2016  President’s Award, State University of New York Research Foundation. Artwork installed at Sunwood Estate, Stony Brook University, New York
  • 2007  Best Student Thesis Project in University of Tehran, Department of Fine Arts

Teaching Experiance

  • 2015  Teaching Assistantship, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • 2008-2009  Art Teacher, Omid-e-Shayestegan Art High School, Tehran, Iran
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