Homa Shojaie makes whatever is her “persisting question” at a given moment. This can be the color of a particular feeling, the exploration of her fears, trees in rain, or letting go. She creates to know herself, the world, and to find the light that is inherent in any act of knowing. In her work, Homa tries not to look at things but instead to look into the space of things.
Homa Shojaie was born in 1967 in Iran. She studied Painting at Atelier Aydin Aghdashloo in Tehran and Architecture at The Cooper Union in New York. She has practiced art in Chicago and taught architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2003-2012). She is currently a Masters of Arts candidate at LASALLE College of Arts in Singapore. She has exhibited at United States, Iran, Turkey, and Singapore.
Image: Homa Shojaie, Frayed Canvas, January 2011, installation including raw canvas