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Bahareh Karamifar- Bahar Acharjya

Summary

Bahareh is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in creating installations, paintings, and sculptures that bridge the gap between art and spirituality. Her work primarily revolves around the areas of healing and women's empowerment. The artistic expression she present is deeply influenced by the impact of her life experiences, which include emotional traumas, socio-religious constraints, and the subsequent healing processes she has undergone.  She has earned two Master of Fine Arts degrees, with specializations in sculpture and painting, from the prestigious institutions of the University of Florida and Michigan State University. 

 

Exhibitions and Workshops

Mar 2022  Regenesis Gathering, Colorado Immersive workshop with Art and Crystals and connection vedic Deities

 

Nov 2023 Growth, Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Gainesville, FL, USA

March 2017 Objectified, CICA Museum, KoreaNovember2016

November 2016 Women of Color, Warphause gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA

October 2016 Structures, Lossen Art gallery, Milan, Italy

August 2016 Wake-Up Stories, Club Solo, Breda, Netherlands

March 2016 Self vs. Self, Warphause gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA

February 2016 FACC Juried art exhibition, University Gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA

2015 Art Kudos International Online Juried Art Competition & Exhibition

April 2015 Warphause gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA

April 2014 Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI, USA (Masters of Fine Arts Thesis show)

September 2013 Cowles House, M.F.A Candidates, East Lansing, MI, USA

September 2013 M.F.A Candidates, Art, Art History & Design, East Lansing, MI, USA

January 2013 Bright Futures Exhibition, (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI, USA

October 2012 The Other Side / Art, Art History and Design, East Lansing, MI, USA

September 2012 M.F.A Candidates, Art, Art History & Design, East Lansing, MI, USA

June 2010 The Annual Illustration Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

March 2009 Dreams of Iran, Bologna, Italy
 

Experience

Jun 2019 to Aug 2021: Conducting deep research in India about Vedic deities, meditation, and cultural healing modalitiesSep 2021-sep 2022, founder & director of Art Gallery “Temple of Crystal Races” Taos , New Mexico, curated events and shows as well as conducted workshops on the impact of art on healing. She helped individuals have a deeper connection with themselves by using art and meditation.

Feb 2019 to present, Owner and co-founder of New Earth Art & Tech LLC. Our company provides technology and artistic solutions to Businesses and Direct clients. 

Fall 2016, Instructor of Record, Gravity & Buoyancy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Fall 2013, Instructor of Record, Color and Design, Instructor of Record, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Spring 2012 to Spring 2013, Instructor of Record, Drawing, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

 

Ongoing Projects

Since Jan 2021 research and creation of a series of artwork based on the Vedic deities from the Vedas - the ancient-sacred texts of hinduism and healing properties of Crystals as it related to them

Since Aug 2018 “womb wisdom oracle “ artwork series which include mixed media art, In this series, she attempts to rectify the blatant omission of sacred feminine figures from the socio-religious scriptures of certain patriarchal systems.

Since Nov 2020, Working with a team of fashion designers and sewers in India to create utopian clothing concepts based on my Artwork
 

Honors and Awards

Fall 2016 James J. Rizzi Academic and Artistic Merit Scholarship, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2014 – 2017 Graduate School Fellowship Award, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2016 Office of Research (OR) Travel Funds, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

May 2016 Artist Residency Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Village, Vermont, NY

Spring 2014 Merit and dissertation completion fellowship, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2011-2013 Teaching assistant award, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Fall 2013 Special Research Fellowship: Funding for Travel or Special Project, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Summer 2013 Summer College Research Abroad Monies (SCRAM), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Summer 2013 Research enhancement award, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Summer 2012 Summer Support Money, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Summer 2011 SCAD/Incoming Graduate Student Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

Summer 2011 SCAD/Multicultural Student Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

Summer 2011 SCAD/International Student Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

2008 Graduated With High Honor (Top 1%), BA, University of Art, Tehran, Iran

2005 – 2008 University Of Art Full-Tuition Scholarship/University of Art, Tehran, Iran

Commissions

2016 Public Art Commission, Inside Out; A Project for Celebration of Life, Two Large-scale murals (9 x 16 ft.), acrylic on wooden shaped plywood panels, Clinical Translational Research Building, Gainesville, FL

 

Publication

Fall 2016 Muse Magazine, College of The Arts, University of Florida

Spring 2016 Code-Switch Projects, Journal of Visual Arts and Culture, University of Florida

February 2023 - “Print it" 2023 magazine,  Aire Place Studios, Leeds

 

Education

2017 M.F.A, Studio Art (Sculpture), University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2014 M.F.A, Studio Art (Painting), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2008 B.A, Visual Communication (Graphic Design), University of Art, Tehran, Iran.

Art Fair

July 2023, EuropArtFair, Amsterdam 

December 2023, Spectrum, Miami

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