Born and educated in Tehran, Iran, Behnaz Sohrabian discovered her love of art and creative expression as a small child, developed a passion for painting and began the professional career at the age of 13.
Behnaz has earned a BS in Applied Chemistry, a BA in Painting, and a Master of Arts in Arts Studies. After completing her master’s degree, she immigrated to the United States in 2010 to be near her family. She became a naturalized US citizen in 2017.
About the Work
We are all survivors in this world. I am an American citizen and an Iranian woman who understands the burden of oppression. Economic, political and social unrest impacts us all. In an age when selfishness and narcissism are like contagious diseases, we must nurture our common humanity. Unconditional love will empower us. Unconditional love can cure these diseases by creating a culture of respect, honesty and commitment. We must learn to trust, to face our challenges and inspire – through art and activism – the responsibility of everyone to realize their true potential.