Coffee & Conversations with Shirazeh Houshiary

Get to know our artist in residence Shirazeh Houshiary as she returns to complete the second phase of her residency. Born in Shiraz, Iran, where she attended university before moving to London where she currently lives and works, Houshiary studied at Chelsea School of Art, London, and emerged with the New British Sculpture movement in the early 1980s, alongside artists including Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon and Anish Kapoor. Houshiary’s broad practice encompasses painting, sculpture, installation, architectural projects and film. Notable works include Chrysalis, a 26-foot sculpture for Jimmy Choo’s flagship store and the East Window of St-Martin-in-the-Fields. Recent projects include the solo exhibition, “Breath”, a Collateral Event of the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); the Kiev Biennale (2012); and the 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010). Houshiary’s solo exhibition at STPI is slated to open in March 2016.