Join the recipient of Griffin’s BIPOC Studio Art Award, Parvin Peivandi, to learn more about what she has been up to throughout her time at Griffin Art Projects!
Parvin Peivandi is an artist who makes art across disciplines including sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, performance, installations, and community art projects. Born and raised in Iran of Kurdish descent, Peivandi makes art influenced by Western Minimalism and Iranian literature and architecture. By deconstructing the architectural elements and juxtaposing conventional and unconventional materials together, she explores the spaces of personal and public narratives, memories of the place and the dynamics of social/political systems. Peivandi studied English literature and fine arts in Iran, then immigrated to Canada in 2009 to pursue her career as an artist. Since then she has studied her BFA at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, her BED at the University of British Columbia and her MFA: interdisciplinary art in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Peivandi has exhibited her art locally and internationally at significant art shows such as Iranian Ceramic biennale and Art Expo Chicago. Peivandi is working between her studio in Vancouver and Chicago, making art and doing research and for her works she has received awards, grants and scholarships from BC Arts Council, Shapiro Center for Research and Collaboration in the United States and SSHRC in Canada.