The critical and creative components of my projects use digitized slide film taken by my father in the 90s in Pamir, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan as a link between the past and the present.  The unifying elements - textiles, ribbon, ceramics, and book cloth - delineate parts of the world and the dislocated cultural identities and unite those materials and their makers.

My work looks to understand the role of people relating to a place and reverse expectations of Orientalism connected to artists from Azerbaijan, West Asia and Central Asian diaspora.




Holding Hands, 2024
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on linen
Dimensions: 12x16 inches





Tourist, 2024
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on board
Dimensions: 12x16 inches





Study, 2024
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on board
Dimensions: 6x8 inches





Winged Rock, 2023
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on linen
Dimensions: 7x18 inches






Close, 2023
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on linen
Dimensions: 7x18 inches





Ties, 2022
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on linen
Dimensions: 36 x 48 inches





Field of Games, 2023
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on linen
Dimensions: 24x30 inches



Earth Takes, 2020
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 12x16 inches





Hearts of Fruit, 2023
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on linen
Dimensions: 24x30 inches





Ritual, 2022
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on linen
Dimensions: 22x22 inches





Close as a Sister, Common as Grass 2022
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on linen
Dimensions: 20x30 inches




The Photographer, 2022
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on linen
Dimensions: 18 x 31 inches





Sister’s Jacket, 2022
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20x30 inches






Karachay Pony, 2023
Medium: Painting
Materials: oil on linen
Dimensions: 22x22 inches