Darya Fard is a multidisciplinary artist with Printmaking concentration whose work examines spiritual exploration by creating metaphorical, symbolic mythical creatures inspired by Persian poetry, mythology, and psychological studies. Darya received her MFA degree from GSU, Atlanta, in 2022 and her first MFA degree in painting in Iran, Tehran. Her primary aesthetic concern is in intersecting visual art and time-based mediums with Persian literature, mythology, and psychology incorporating scientistic studies and natural phenomena.
Darya continued teaching at GSU as a visiting lecturer after graduation. She has been professionally active and participating in solo shows, invitational, juried, and group exhibitions Nationally and Internationally. She was the featured artist in Atiba9 magazine, an international publication, and Voyage magazine, and CanvasRebel a national publication in the United States and recipient of more than three awards for artistic excellence. Recently she participated in DanceAtl ’s A.M. collaborative project and Dashboard Organization’s Shine Project. She is also the recipient of Atlanta Midtown Alliance residency program 2023-2024.
In her studio practice and recent installations, she uses a wide variety of printmaking and mixed-media techniques like lithography, intaglio, silkscreen, woodcut/linocut, mono-print, and alternative photographic processes intersecting them to time-based mediums like video, sound, dance, etc.