Sholeh Asgary is an Iranian-American multidisciplinary artist who references lens based media through sculpture, painting, installation and sound. Born in 1982, in Tehran, Iran, her experience crossing borders began at 6 months old, when her parents had to flee their country to seek political refugee status. She spent the first few years of her life seeking asylum in various countries before settling in the United States. Asgary earned her BA from San Francisco State University in 2007, studied at the Accademia di belli Arti in Florence, Italy in 2004, and received her MFA in from Mills College in 2011. Her work has been shown in Montreal QC., New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Asgary completed a residency at Krowswork in Oakland, CA under the direction of Jasmine Moorehead in 2016. She will be an artist in residence at Flux Factory in Long Island City, NY in 2018, a workshop participant of La Pocha Nostra at SOMArts in San Francisco, CA and the recipient of Women in Diversity Scholarship from Stanford University’s CCRMA SuperCollider workshop. Asgary’s sound work has been released on the independent artist label: Cutty Strange Records. She has guest performed for experimental composer CTRL Z with Michael Mersereau at Stanford University and Mills College in 2017. She is a 2014 Alternative Exposure Grantee from the Andy Warhol Foundation for her curatorial and programming proposals as previous Curator, Director of Education and Public Programs at Incline Gallery in San Francisco. During her tenure there she also founded The Project Room, where she oversaw and implemented social practice initiatives. Asgary is also a 2018 member of Art Table, Northern California Chapter. As an educator, her practice is informed by her multidisciplinary studio practice. She lectures extensively on contemporary issues in photography, history of photography, photography of multicultural America, and photographic practices as an adjunct professor at local San Francisco Bay Area colleges and universities.