Gallery Exhibit: Homa Delvaray, Overgrowing


Gallery at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center
August 25 - September 30
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Artist Reception: September 3, 11:15 a.m. - Noon

Artist Statement

Attempt to discover the so-called “Iranian Identity” has always been the major concern of Iranian graphic designers. Since 1970s, they have been trying to bridge the gap between their native culture and tradition and visual aesthetics of the western world.

Homa Delvaray, who breathes in a country where culture is intertwined simultaneously with history and modern technology, has successfully created a brilliant visual approach which is rooted in her sharp instincts and intensive passion. She has retained the Iranian visual tradition, disguised in a modern appearance.

Her works are characterized by the following features:

  • The visual structure of her works is inspired by Iranian paintings and book decorations. This is particularly recognizable in her constructed and deconstructed works, and tables which she used to locate texts.
  • Thoroughly engineered compositions provoke a new manifestation of Persian painting’s design.
  • In composition, the placement of shapes alongside patterns made of various lines and motifs causes continuous eye movement from surface to depth and vice versa.

About Homa Delvaray

Homa Delvaray, born in 1980 in Karaj and residing in Tehran, Iran, is a graphic designer, typographer, and visual artist. She graduated in Visual Communication from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, in 2006 and started her activity as a freelance graphic designer. Since then, by focusing on cultural-artistic projects, Homa has developed her vocational activity to include art direction of events, typeface design, design research, lecturing, attending festivals as jury member, instruction and conducting educational workshops. 

Homa has so far collaborated with private clients, advertising agencies and studios such as The British Council, Ogilvy & Mather in Los Angeles, and Eps51 and NGBK in Berlin. Her works have been displayed in tens of national and international exhibitions and festivals in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, India, and China and have received several graphic design honors and awards.