Krista Nassi is best known for her installations and paintings. Her paintings are evocative with an impressionistic approach, truly reflecting the character and sensitivity of the artist.
The wrenching subjects of her installations are thought provoking while reflecting the issues of modern times. Krista Nassi is a Persian-American artist who was born in 1970 in Tehran, Iran. Her work can be found at Tehran’s museum of modern arts as well as a selected number of galleries throughout Europe.After graduating from high school, Krista entered Tehran’s Institute for graphic design and architecture, where she received a diploma in graphic design. She later received a Master of Art degree in painting from the prestigious University of Art, in Tehran. Krista has resided and participated in arts exhibitions in Italy, France, Austria and Iran. In 2002, she entered the “Triennale Internationale D’Art Contemporain” in Paris, where she received an honorary diploma for her paintings. Also in 2002, she participated in the “Site + Sight exhibition” in Singapore, and later received an award from the Lassalle.Sia Art University for her installation. In 2001, she participated in the 10th Asian Art Biennial in Bangladesh, and received the Gold Medal, and an honorary diploma from the Shilpakala University of Art in Bangladesh. Today, Krista resides in Los Angeles where she is pursing her love of the arts, and continues to create work that is unique in style, and reflective of the modern times. She has shown her art in California since 2005.
“Why gold?”, I ask myself, to better understand the color, its personality, my personality reflected in the color. “Why this form?” I ask myself, to better understand the path I’ve traveled, the road I’ll be taken on.
I confront images, to sustain them. I become the subject, the matter, an aspect of the work, even as I create it, another element in the illustration of form, mixed with photos, painting and calligraphy, generating a movement in time and space, fueled by the passion of the poems, which I learned in my youth, and the silent cries of the people, who run in my dark dreams.
I hold a deep admiration for the female figure. I began this series several years ago, as a means to express why I felt that human face and hands were the most fascinating, and controversial, parts of the human body. Anything born out of a personal quest would bear an immense spiritual power, and a genuine sense of satisfaction. Each image in the series, often through a narrative consisting of portrait and figure-painting, combined with other elements such as landscapes, images of modern city life, of social life, of the earth, depicts a step in my personal life. And each cycle has functioned, in retrospect, as a matrix for self-discovery.
Awards and Certifications:
2004: Was awarded the “Best Art instructor of all universities” in Tehran, by the Center for academic Art and Science research of Iran
2002: Honorary Diploma from “Triennale De Paris” for participation in “Triennale Internationale D’Art Contemporain”, Paris, France
2002: Special Award from the Lassalle.Sia Art University for participation in Site + Sight exhibition, Singapore
2001: The Gold Medal, Honorary diploma, and Special award from the Shilpakala university of Art, for participation in the 10th Asian Art Biennial, Bangladesh
1998: Honorary diploma from Tehran university of Art for participation in a specialized painting exhibition, Tehran, Iran
1992: Honorary diploma from Center of Art (sora) for participation in drawing and graphic exhibition, Tehran Iran