Roya Amigh: Fragmented Tales

November 12-December 12

Roya Amigh grew up listening to Persian mythology recounted by her uncle. These non-linear stories figure prominently in her installations that meticulously employ mythical figures taken from the writings of Persian poets Ferdowsk, Rumi, and Hafez. Tiny drawings are assembled with thread glued onto paper resulting in ephemeral memory landscapes suspended in space. Roya says, “Echoing the natural distortions of memory, I create my own version of this mythology in my practice, featuring stories that happened to me or to the women I know.

Amigh earned MFA degrees from the Central Azad University in Tehran, 2010, and Boston University, 2012. She had a solo show at the FiveMyles gallery in Brooklyn, NY, 2017. Amigh was included in group shows at the Katonah Museum of Art; Macy Gallery at Columbia University; Sloane House Gallery, Boston; and Sherman Gallery at Boston University, and was artist-in-residence at the Art Omi, Ghent, NY, Vermont Studio Center, and MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.