Maryam Palizgir

Maryam Palizgir practice is an amalgam of subject matter process study and material manipulation of forms in space. She scans spatial Perspective in urban architectures as a way of identifying and predicting forms in space and the interconnectedness of various spaces with human presence. To her, the “process” of making is as important as the final piece. She works in a variety of mediums and her process involves deconstructing and reconstructing an image, object or matter through material manipulation. She intends to focus on the complexity of space by piling sculptural installations that allow her to look into and through things. She is preoccupied with finding new ways of seeing through the experimental cross-fertilization of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography, which stimulated a philosophically oriented questioning of vision and perception. Exploring the ways we exchange knowledge, and how perception widens our perspective, and how observation deepens our understanding of the reality in which we live. She challenges viewers’ perceptions and seeks works of art that activate once the viewer is involved.

The material study steers her to think about the flexibility of materials. Palizgir has been working with multi-layered industrial materials like fiberglass screen mesh, reflective sheets, natural and artificial light, and acrylic paint. The net visual embodiment of her installation creates a transition of dimensionality, depicting the state of ephemerality and constant change, combined with the possibility of the viewers’ displacement.

Maryam Palizgir is a multidisciplinary Iranian artist and educator lives and works in the US. She received her MFA from Georgia State University in 2018. She has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Iran, UK, France, Russia, and Germany. Palizgir’s work has been featured in many publications and she is recently interviewed about how globalization, identity, and culture intersect in the art at Global Voices. She seeks to capture the tensions existing between traditions and contemporaneity, reality and aspirations, individuality and community, localism and universality, authority and freedom, conformism, and self-expression through installation, drawing, photography, and sculptural painting.