Stacy Mehrfar is a first-generation Iranian-American artist. Drawing from personal history, her photographs, video installations, and photobooks raise questions about how we build and sustain 'community.' Central to her practice is an examination of the interdependent relationship between the individual and the group and how landscape shapes identity.
Mehrfar's works have been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as TEDxSydney, Ethan Cohen KuBe, ClampArt, International Center of Photography (ICP), Australian Centre of Photography, State Library of New South Wales, and Obscura Festival. Stacy is the recipient of several grants, including the Australian Postgraduate Award and Australian Artist Grant. She has received positive press coverage by Collector Daily, L'œil de la Photographie, British Journal of Photography, The New Yorker, and her works are published in Der Greif, Aint Bad, Artist Profile, Fraction, among others. Stacy holds an MFA by Research in Photomedia from UNSW School of Art & Design in Sydney, Australia, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a certificate in Creative Practices from ICP in New York. Her second photobook monograph, The Moon Belongs to Everyone, published by GOST Books, London (2021), was named photobook of the month for July 2021 by Leica Photographie International and one of Photo Eye's Best Books of 2021. Most recently, Stacy was nominated for the 2022 Silver List. Stacy is a co-founder of the advanced invite-only critique group sponsored by BAXTER St at CCNY and is currently faculty at ICP and the School of Visual Arts.
Arezou, her middle name, means wish in Farsi.
Collector Daily (2021)
Lœil de la Photographie (2021)
Humble Arts Foundation (2021)
Aesthetica Magazine (2021)
British Journal of Photography (2020)
Musee Magazine, Woman Crush Wednesday (2020)