Naz Shahrokh is a mixed media artist who lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She was born in 1969, spent her childhood in Paris, France, and adolescent years in Los Angeles, CA. She received a BFA and an MFA in Painting, and an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, where she later taught Fine Arts and Art History from 1998 to 2008. She joined the faculty at the Performing and Visual Arts Department at the American University in Cairo, Egypt in 2004-2006, and recently joined the Art & Design Department at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2008.
Past exhibitions of her work include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, The Rotenda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado, the Palace of Art, Cairo Opera House, Cairo, Egypt, and the Alexandria Library in Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt. She has participated in numerous workshops in Italy, as well as she attended the Vermont Studio residency program at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Past awards for her work include consecutive Professional Development Grants from Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, consecutive Research Development Grants from the American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, the Change Inc. (the Rauschenberg Foundation) Grant, Captiva, FL, and the Artist-In-The-Marketplace Fellowship, the Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY.
Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, TimeOut Abu Dhabi, the Connecticut Post, the Advocate and Greenwich Time, and ART PAPERS, and is included in private and public collections internationally including the Library of Congress, D.C, The Alexandria Library, Alexandria, Egypt, and the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.
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