Azita Moradkhani was born in Tehran where she was exposed to Persian art and culture as well as Iranian politics, and that double exposure increased her sensitivity to the dynamics of vulnerability and violence that she explores in her work.
She received her BFA from Tehran University of Art (2009), and both her MA in Art Education (2013) and her MFA in drawing, painting & sculpture (2015) from Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts & Tufts University.
She was a recipient of both the Young Masters Art Prize and the Young Masters Emerging Woman Art Prize in London in 2017 and also received the Saint Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artists Grant that same year. She was juried into the Medal Award Gala auction at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2015. Moreover, The Boston Globe published reviews of both her collaborative performance piece “Irezumi” in 2016 and her curated exhibition, “Echo,” at Gallery Kayafas in 2017. She has participated in respected residencies including Yaddo, the Virginia Center For the Creative Arts (VCCA), and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) residency.