Sanaz Mazinani is a contemporary artist who works primarily in photography, video, and large-scale installations. She obtained her undergraduate degree in photography from the Ontario College of Art & Design University, and an MFA from Stanford University where her research focused on the study of digital photographic propagation and its impact on representation and perception.
Mazinani has participated in worldwide exhibitions including the Art Museum at the University of Toronto; Southern Alberta Art Gallery; di Rosa Museum, Napa, California; Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai; Fotografie Forum Frankfurt; and Museum Bärengasse, Zürich. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions such as Asian Art Museum, San Francisco and West Vancouver Museum. Her work is in private and public collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank; Cleveland Museum of Art, and San Francisco International Airport.
Mazinani’s artwork has been written about in Artforum, artnet News, Border Crossings, Canadian Art, San Francisco Chronicle, and Washington Post amongst others. She has recently received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, and D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities.