Haley Darya Parsa

Region: Northeast

Website: http://haleyparsa.com

City / State: Queens, NY

I work in a variety of mediums—engaging in painting, cyanotypes, fabric-dyeing, print, and sculpture—and look at the ways in which images, objects, and rituals embedded in personal histories can relate to a larger cultural context. Having grown up in Texas as Iranian and American, I place my family and Persian heritage under an intimate meditative lens, reflecting on ideas of distance, separation, memorialization, and connection. My work is both sentimental and critical, addressing how we read, identify, and value things.