Marjan Hoshiar (b. 1965, Tehran, Iran) has received her BFA in Painting from the Moorpark College, Los Angeles. She has held one solo show and her works have been included in several group exhibitions.
Nature has always had a mysterious magnificence to me: sometimes even frightening and illusive, as if I have found myself small and powerless in front of it. Beautiful nature is a cozy seclusion with a song of silence flowing through it. In parts of my works, there are traces of human beings or even distant and mossy memories; traces that sometimes cause disruption and sometimes fantasy. Sometimes there is a chasm between civilization and nature. Yet, the voice inside of me whispers, “Whenever I see deep valleys, rugged mountains, and steep cliffs, there I set up my place of worship.” As Petrarca has said, “The natural world is not just an ornamental setting but a metaphorical analogue for solitude and spiritual purity.”