Nazafarin Lotfi was born in Mashhad, Iran in 1984. She is an artist and educator living and working between Tucson, Arizona and Chicago, Illinois. Her multi-disciplinary approach studies how the self and notions of identity formation are understood in relationship to architecture, landscape, space, and place exploring humanness and practices of map-making and gardening. Her prints, drawings, and sculpture were featured in a solo exhibition at University Galleries in 2022, Nazafarin Lotfi: A Garden to Build .
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2011)
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (2009)
BFA, University of Tehran (2007)
Co-founder, Stew-dio Visit artist-collective based in Tucson, AZ
Lotfi participated in a collaborative print project at Normal Editions as part of the Visiting Artist Seminar in the School of Art at Illinois State University, September 2-October 2, 2019.
Artist Nazafarin Lotfi at Normal Editions in 2019.
Morgan Price, Nazafarin Lotfi, and Halie Hugenberg inspect the drawings at the light table
Nazafarin Lotfi, Halie Hugenberg, and Morgan Price working with color inks to mix the colors desired for several plates
Nicole Arnold ready to sponge the plate with water on the lithography press
Morgan Price rolls ink on to the plate on the lithography press
Nazafarin Lotfi and Morgan Price reviewing the color trial proofs at the stage including runs one and two
Nazafarin Lotfi inspects the first color trial proof to include all three layers of ink with Peytin Fitzgerald
Nazafarin Lotfi and Morgan Price discuss the progress of the color trial proofing session with fresh impressions
Peytin Fitzgerald, Erika Shiba, Nazafarin Lotfi, Morgan Price, Sarah Smelser, and Veda Rives Aukerman celebrating the signed Right to Print impression for the edition.