Niloufar Farzam

Born in Iran, Niloufar (nee.loo.fa’h.rr) was immediately thrown into the world of art by her mother. Her mother was an educated woman, school principal, and directed her children toward worlds of art. Niloufar was always with stacks of paper and paint. You could say, she was born an artist. However, her father had other plans. He was determined to send his children abroad to be highly educated and she was expected to return as a medical doctor.​ At sixteen, Niloufar was sent to US without her family. She graduated with honors from high school and entered Arizona State University for her microbiology degree and pre-med.
After graduation, she started a career as a scientist. Meanwhile, her native country went through a war and uncertainty. Her fear for her family grew and grew and brought constant pain. The emotional experiences during those precious years left an incredible impression on her. She left her work, and started to take art courses. Her first mentor, Dorothy Odland, took her under her wing and highlighted her nationality and experiences as a multicultural individual.​

At last through her deep love of art, she started to paint and draw. Other mentors (Karen Frey & David Hardy) that followed intensified the process of art making. Art sharpened Niloufar’s senses! She finally advanced in the direction of her dreams and endeavors to live the life she imagined. She passed through the invisible boundaries of art itself.
Education & Professional Activities​:
Tableau, Owner, Private instruction for children and adults, 2000-present
Figure Drawing Class and Workshop, David Hardy, Founder and Director of The Atelier School of Classical Realism, Oakland, CA, 2012-2013
Semi-Private Study & Workshop, Karen Frey, Signature Member Of National Watercolor Society, Oakland, CA, 2010-2011
Plein Air & Watercolor Class, Mark Roberts, Painter & Curator of Antioch Lynn House Gallery, Antioch, CA, 2009-2010
Graduate Drawing Figure Studio, Academy of Arts University, San Francisco, 2009
Mentor & Painter, Dorothy Odland, Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota, 1999-2000
B.S Microbiology, Arizona State University

Other Art Related Experience:​
Speaker at “Meet the Artist” for Composing the Future, NCWCA, June, 2021
Speaker at “Art Share” by NCWCA, Via Zoom, February, 2021
Speaker at “Art Share” by NCWCA, Via Zoom, August 2020
“Artist Interview” by Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA, June 2020
Speaker at “Pandemic Transformation “, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Via Zoom, June 2020
Speaker at “Favorite Things”, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Virtual via Zoom, April 2020
​Speaker at “Abstract 2019”, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, October 2019
Speaker at “Members’ Show Artist Talk”, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, June 2019
Featured in the “Immortal Artist”, Curated by Garey Cross, Immortal Artist, May 2018
Featured in the #3 Volume, VOYZX International Art Magazine, September-December 2018
Album cover for Hymnoptera band, Foster City, CA, December 2017
Featured in the “Impressionist Works”, Curated by Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art, February 2015
ArtSpan, San Fransisco, CA, Artist membership
Northern California Women Caucus for Art, Art organization membership
​Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, Art organization membership
Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, Art organization membership
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, Art organization membership
Blue line Arts, Roseville, CA, Art organization membership
California Watercolor Association, Art organization membership
Pleasanton Art League, Art organization membership
Livermore Art Association, Art organization membership
Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota, MN, Art organization membership​

Fluent in Farsi & English
Knowledge of French, Arabic, & Kurdish
Visited more than 30 countries and over 300 cities throughout the world
Niloufar’s artwork is held in private collections throughout US