bio


´╗┐Bahareh Karamifar was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1984. In the summer of 2008, she received her B. A in Graphic Design from University of Art located in Tehran, Iran. She completed her M.F.A in Studio Art in painting in 2011 at Michigan State University. In Fall 2014, she began her M.F.A in Sculpture at University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, and graduated with honors in August 2017. Karamifar has exhibited nationally and internationally including at the Eli and Edythe Art Museum, Cowel House and (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, Michigan, Loosen Art gallery in Millan and Giulio Cavazza gallery in Bologna, Italy, Club Solo in Breda, Netherlands, and CICA Museum in Korea. Her work has been reviewed and featured in magazines such as Muse and Code-Switch Journal of Visual Arts and Culture. She has won various awards including Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency Fellowship, James J. Rizzi Academic and Artistic merit scholarship, Special Research and dissertation completion Fellowship. In 2013, Karamifar received the "summer research abroad money" grant to travel to Mexico which was followed by a "research enhancement" award to further intensify her research for her MFA show. In 2016 Karamifar completed a commissioned piece " Inside Out, A Project for Celebration of Life". She designed and built two large-scale site specific murals for Clinical Translational Research Center in Gainesville Florida.


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Education

2017 M.F.A, Studio Art (Sculpture), University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2014 M.F.A, Studio Art (Painting), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2008 B.A, Visual Communication (Graphic Design), University of Art, Tehran, Iran.

Teaching Experience

Fall 2016 Gravity & Buoyancy, Instructor of Record, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

Fall 2013 Color and Design, Instructor of Record, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Drawing, Instructor of Record, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Honors and Awards

Fall 2016 James J. Rizzi Academic and Artistic Merit Scholarship, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2014 - 2017 Graduate School Fellowship Award, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2016 Office of Research (OR) Travel Funds, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

May 2016 Artist Residency Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Village, Vermont, NY

Spring 2014 Merit and dissertation completion fellowship, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2011-2013 Teaching assistant award, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Fall 2013 Special Research Fellowship: Funding for Travel or Special Project, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Summer 2013 Summer College Research Abroad Monies (SCRAM), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Summer 2013 Research enhancement award, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Summer 2012 Summer Support Money, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Summer 2011 SCAD/Incoming Graduate Student Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

Summer 2011 SCAD/Multicultural Student Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

Summer 2011 SCAD/International Student Scholarship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

2008 Graduated With High Honor (Top 1%), BA, University of Art, Tehran, Iran

2005 - 2008 University Of Art Full-Tuition Scholarship/University of Art, Tehran, Iran

Exhibitions

March 2017 Objectified, CICA Museum, KoreaNovember2016

November 2016 Women of Color, Warphause gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA

October 2016 Structures, Lossen Art gallery, Milan, Italy

August 2016 Wake-Up Stories, Club Solo, Breda, Netherlands

March 2016 Self vs. Self, Warphause gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA

February 2016 FACC Juried art exhibition, University Gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA

2015 Art Kudos International Online Juried Art Competition & Exhibition

April 2015 Warphause gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA

April 2014 Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI, USA

September 2013 Cowles House, M.F.A Candidates, East Lansing, MI, USA

September 2013 M.F.A Candidates, Art, Art History & Design, East Lansing, MI, USA

January 2013 Bright Futures Exhibition, (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI, USA

October 2012 The Other Side / Art, Art History and Design, East Lansing, MI, USA

September 2012 M.F.A Candidates, Art, Art History & Design, East Lansing, MI, USA

June 2010 The Annual Illustration Exhibition, Tehran, Iran

March 2009 Dreams of Iran, Bologna, Italy

Commissions  

2016 Public Art Commission, Inside Out; A Project for Celebration of Life, Two Large-scale murals (9 x 16 ft.), acrylic on wooden shaped

plywood panels, Clinical Translational Research Building, Gainesville, FL

Publication

Fall 2016 Muse Magazine, College of The Arts, University of Florida

Spring 2016 Code-Switch Projects, Journal of Visual Arts and Culture, University of Florida