Sepideh Mehraban

Sepideh Mehraban is an Iranian-born artist, working and living in Cape Town. Her work explores memory and landscape, looking at the overlaying and veiling of paint as a means of expressing lay- ers of existence and experience. She was born in Tehran and obtained her BA (2009) and MA (2011) from Alzahra University.

In 2012, Mehraban worked on and was awarded a postgraduate diploma in Fine Art at Michaelis and has since also completed a second masters degree there. She has also worked as a set designer and collaborated on puppeteering projects. In her academic work, as well as in her personal projects there is sensitivity toward recent history in Iran, which she incorporates and explores through text, figura- tive works and abstraction, often drawing on the grid format of newspaper as a source of inspiration.