Stockbridge Fine Art Print Award Winner
Farimah Eshraghi (born 1992, Tehran, Iran; lives Boston, MA) received a BFA from the College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. Eshraghi has exhibited at Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Boston; and Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA; as well as LoosenArt, Rome, Italy; and O Gallery, Tehran. Eshraghi has been featured in publications such as Art New England Magazine, Encircling the World and The title is Nine.
Statement from the Artist:
“Babel” deals with the failures of text, language and translation and how they relate to gender politics. The project is both research and practice that investigate how the patriarchal system has shaped language as an oppressive force over women which has kept them largely invisible. The research material includes stories from folklore, fairy tales, English and Farsi literature and spoken language specifically focused on female representation. Both text and image are reproduced using the scanner as a camera. I treat these images as documents and witnesses to erosion.