Haeri was born and raised in Tehran. Her dedication to art began when she was a little girl making toys out of broken objects and spending time with her paintings and books. Nevertheless, she graduated in engineering at the university, she was gathering knowledge in art, esthetics, and art history while working as an engineer. She took the benefit of the guidance and thoughts of two great Iranian artists, Minoo Emami and Hossein Maher. After she had her first solo exhibition in Tehran, she quit her job and career to be a full-time visual artist; That was a hard decision to make but a dream realized. Shortly thereafter she won an art residency in Spain and spent 6 months as a resident artist there. after that, she had two group exhibitions in Madrid and Leon. She began to focus on painting and drawing animals for a while and then the Normophobia series is formed. Then she found herself was drawn to the art history of the middle ages and old paintings of Iran and that’s how she began to incorporate her occidental art education with oriental motifs and atmosphere. So the Demons series began. Recently she is studying the art history of Iran.

Sanaz Haeri


b.1980, Iran
2001, BFS(Chemical Engineering) , Azad University of Tehran, Science and Research unit, Iran

Solo Exhibitions:
2010 Women Without Men, Shahrzad Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2011 Naked view, Aghili Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2019 Untitled, Iranian Artist's Forum, Tehran, Iran

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2021 Department of UNESCO, Tehran, Iran
2020 (Virtual with Blue Rhino Art Group), Winter show, London, UK
2020 (Virtual exhibition with Ponte Art Group), Milan, Italy
2020 (Virtual exhibition with AIP), Tehran, Iran
2020 (Virtual exhibition), Arthibition Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2019 Arthibition Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015 (with AIP), Time to Talk, Satura Art Gallery, Genoa, Italy
2013 Untitled, Vela Zanetti Foundation, Leon, Spain
2012 Untitled, San Chinaro Cultural Centre, Madrid, Spain
2010 Untitled, Caroun art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2010 Candidate for Festival of Iranian Young Artists, Tehran, Iran
2011 Resident Artist, Foundation Midador del Jucar, Albacete, Spain
2013 Selected artwork of the month, both Paradox and Face contest, Panart visual arts Magazine
2021 Selected artwork of Artroom competition, Tehran, Iran

Professional Experience:
2017-18 Teaching art to the kids, 3Squares Institute, Tehran, Iran
2019-Present working with Iranian visual art magazines as an author and translator: Tandis, Honaragah, HonarNegar
2016 Translated and Published a book about Hopper, Herfeh Honarmand Pb, Tehran, Iran
2019 Published a Novel, Divbad, Rowzaneh Pb, Tehran, Iran

Amir Hossein AmirHajebi "Passing through the dry waters", Tajrobeh Magazine, No.18 (January 2011)
Ahmad Taheri "New Experience", BBC Persian website (December 2010)
Alireza AmirHajebi, Interview with ISNA, 14/07/2012
Interview with Cantabria, 20/06/2013 - please visit the website for further information
Interview with Diario de Leon, 10/06/2013 - please visit the website for further information
Masoud Balouchi, Interview with Khatoon Newspaper about Divbad Novel – 15/05/2019
Reza Jalili, Interview with Farhang Radio about visual artworks – 16/07/2019


Selected Artworks


Sanaz Haeri