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Kymia Nawabi: Lodestar

January 15 – February 27, 2015


With a growing curiosity for spirituality, Brooklyn-based artist Kymia Nawabi presents Lodestar, an exhibition of mixed media drawings depicting the artist’s invented mythology of characters, landscapes, and metaphors that speak to death, the afterlife, rebirth, souls and spirits.

Kymia Nawabi (b. 1980), a first-generation Iranian-American, is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, painting, sculpture and stop-motion animation. Nawabi graduated with a BFA in drawing and painting from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC in 2003 and earned her MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL in 2006. Nawabi then moved to New York City to continue her work; she currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Nawabi’s work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including solo exhibitions at the Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC (2014) and the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (2012).



Opening Reception (Artist in attendance) – Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm, Belk Visual Arts Center

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