• Bio

    My love for Art began when I was four years old. I remember drawing my newborn cousin like it was yesterday. I drew him perfectly, like a photograph. The way he would lay there, the colors of his onesie. My relatives were astonished, everyone was in shock. From then on, all my presents were art supplies.

    A brutal war with Iraq began in 1981. Iran completely changed. In my eyes; from rose-colored lenses to complete darkness with visible bombs dropping two blocks down. We escaped Iran on horseback and for three days we traveled to reach the borders of Turkey.

    Ziba Artist BIo Image In the studio

    Thanks to my parents love and support for my passion, I never stopped drawing and being tutored while living in Turkey and Italy. At the age of 12 through 14 I studied with Persian artists Badreyee Borghey and Hessam Abrishami.

    Upon my arrival to the US, I was one of the youngest students taking an art course in Santa Monica college at age 13. In my 20’s I was all over the place with my style, experimenting and figuring out what worked for me. In hindsight, I see that I’ve somehow incorporated everything I’ve experienced, everything I’ve loved and

     all things I have given my attention to.

     

    What inspires me when I paint, is the element of magical surprise. I usually receive one or two inspiring ideas, combine them with my playful co-creation and the piece becomes what it wants to be.

    I love playing with different mediums and styles. I use vintage magazines (my favorite being fashion magazines), books, different paints, pastels and spray paint. I

     see all the hard work, that is forgotten, in creating a great image in magazines and photographs, and I like to save them and make them part of my art. I may hold onto an image for 10 years or more before I know where it belongs.

    I like to be light and fun with my work, with a playful message to not take everything so seriously. I love what I do, and it is an honor to share my work when they are done. I truly believe my pieces are lucky and carry blessings into homes.

    One thing I feel clarity with, is my world makes sense to me when I am creating art. Every day I thank the universe that I am an artist.

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    Cristophe – Beverly Hills 2014 – 2015
    RD Fine Art Gallery – Bruges Belgium 2014
    Unici Casa Gallery – Los Angeles 2015
    Bruce Lurie Gallery – Los Angeles 2015
    Frankfurt, Germany Thursday June 25, 2015
    Art of Ziba, Bruce Lurie Gallery, March 2015

    Group Exhibitions

    Platform 44 Art Gallery Beverly Hills

    Hamptons Art Show July 2017 Lurie Gallery
    Baltimore Art Convention Aug 2017
    Affordable Art Show NY Sep 2017
    San Diego Art convention Sep 2017
    LA Art Convention 2017
    Palm Beach Art Convention 2017
    Palm Springs Art Convention 2017
    Palm Springs Art Convention 2016
    Hampton NY Art Convention 2016
    Mark James Gallery London 2016
    Aspen Art Convention 2016
    Lurie Gallery on 3rd LA
    Affordable Art Show NY 2016
    Huston TX Art Show 2016

    Scope FL 2015
    Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel IN 2015
    Art Basal MI 2015
    Affordable Art Fair NY, Bruce Lurie Gallery, September 2015
    Houston Fine Art Fair, Bruce Lurie Gallery, September 2015
    Aspen Art Fair, Bruce Lurie Gallery, August 2015
    Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton NY, July 2015
    Hot Summer Group Show, Bruce Lurie Gallery, May 2015
    Love Art Toronto, Bruce Lurie Gallery, April 2015
    Affordable Art Fair NY, Bruce Lurie Gallery, March, 2015
    Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Bruce Lurie Gallery, February 2015
    RD Fine Art Gallery, Brugge, Belgium 2013-2014-2015
    Red Dot Miami, Bruce Lurie Gallery, December 2014
    Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2014

    Galleries

    Royal Street Gallery Aspen, CO

    Museums

    Modern art museum Yerevan, Armenia 2015

  • Collectors

    Wayne Gretzky
    Marcus Lemonis
    Glen Singer, Mayor Miami Beach
    Pink
    Isabel and Barry Knispel
    Leslie Eichner
    J&J Noonan