Sanaz Mazinani is an artist, curator, and educator based in San Francisco. She holds an undergraduate degree from Ontario College of Art & Design University and an MFA from Stanford University. She was the 2011 Visual Arts Curator for the Iranian Canadian Centre for Art & Culture’s arts biennial, Tirgan. In 2012, she was Guest Curator at Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University where she curated Edward Weston: On Light, Line and Form. Her projects have been exhibited in venues such as University of Toronto Art Center, Art & Architecture Library at Stanford University, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Paris Photo. Mazinani’s artwork has been written about in Border Crossings, Nuva Luz, NOW Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and Dide. She has received numerous grants from Ontario Arts Council ans Toronto Arts Council for her practice. Mazinani’s catalogue “Unfolding Images” was released in 2012. Most recently, she was shortlisted for the 2013 Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, and was awarded the San Francisco Arts Commission Art on Market Street commission for 2013/2014.