sanaz haeri

I was born and raised in Tehran. My dedication to art began since I was a little girl making toys out of broken objects and spending days with my paintings and books. Nevertheless, I graduated in engineering at the university, I was gathering knowledge in art, esthetics and art history while working as an engineer. I took benefit of guidance and thoughts of two great Iranian artists, Minoo Emami and Hossein Maher; whom I am always thankful to. After I had my first solo exhibition in Tehran, I quit my job and career to be a full time visual artist; That was a hard decision to make but a dream realized. I spent 6 months as a resident artist in Spain, Albacete and after that had two group exhibitions in Madrid and Leon. After a while I found myself drawn to art history and old paintings of Iran and that’s how I began to incorporate my occidental art education with oriental motifs and atmosphere.

Art career

Prizes and wards:

  • Candidate for Festival of Iranian Young Artists – June 2010 – Iran, Tehran
  • Selected artwork of Paradox and Face contest – July 2013 – Panart visual art magazine
  • Resident Artist – September 2011 – Spain , Albacete – Foundation Mirador del jucar
  • Shortlisted artist of Khor Art Initiative – August 2021 – Iran – Saradipour art gallery
  • Shortlisted artist of Paadman Projects for Stockholm Independent Art Fair – October 2021

Critics, reviews and interviews

Other activities

    • Working with Iranian visual art magazines : Tandis , Honaragah , Farabi , Morvarid and Honar negar


    • The Window and the Void (in the work of Edward Hopper)– published in 2016 –Herfeh Honarmand publications, Iran

    • The School of London – published in 2021 – Nazar Publications, Iran


    • Divbad Novel – published in 2019 – Rowzaneh publications , Iran