Daria Noor Izad (Iranian - American, B. 1990) was born and raised in New York and has lived in many parts of the country to follow her passion for art, community and horses. Daria is continuing to devote her life to helping horses through her hoof care practice while putting roots down in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. She is also an avid rider and explores the trails often on horseback with her two loyal canine companions, “Two Socks” and “Bubba”. All the while, she maintains a creative practice of drawing, painting and ceramics based on her reflections and true appreciation for nature.

Contact: (516) 385 - 7217 or via e-mail at Dariaizad@gmail.com



2018: Farrier Education Mission Farrier School

2018: Masters of Fine Arts University of California Santa Barbara

2015: Post Baccalaureate in Biological Studies State University of New York at Old Westbury

2013: Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and Ceramics School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Work Experience

Current: Daria Izad Hoof Care (www.dariaizadhoofcare.com). Tucson AZ.

2019: Wrangler. Heart of the Horse Ranch. Tucson, AZ.

2018: Equine exercise rider and farrier apprentice. Snohomish, WA.

2018: Intern. Windcross Spanish Mustang Conservancy. Buffalo Gap, SD.

2016-18:  Fine Arts Teaching Assistant. University of California Santa Barbara , CA.

2018: Equine exercise rider. Santa barbara, CA.

2018:  Volunteer. Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Santa Barbara, CA.

2017: Artist assistant Kip Fulbeck The Hapa Project. Los Angeles, CA & New York, NY.

2013-16: Veterinary / Wildlife Technician. My Pet's Vet Huntington, NY.

2013-16 : Equine exercise rider. Old Westbury, NY.

2014:  Wildlife assistant. ARCAS Wildlife Animal Protection Peten, Guatemala.

2013-14: Gallery Assistant. Cutlog Art Fair (Fragmental Museum) New York, NY.

2011-12: Gallery Assistant. Kasia Kay Art Projects Chicago, IL.

2011: Teaching Apprentice. Huntington School of Fine Arts Huntington, NY.

2010: Gallery Assistant. Allen Projects New York, NY.

2009-10: Museum Assistant. Hillwood Art Museum Brookville, NY.


Solo Exhibition

2017: The Amigo Project. Glassbox Gallery. Santa Barbara, CA.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018: MFA Thesis Show. Art, Design and Architecture Museum. Santa Barbara, CA.

2018: MFA Thesis Show. Leimin Space. Los Angeles, CA.

2018: West Reading Museum of Temporary Art. Reading, PA.

2018: SHE-DEN (UCSB Womanhouse Collective). Red Barn Project Space. Santa Barbara, CA.

2018: Power. Eastern Projects Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.

2017: She Swims. Keystone Art Space. Los Angeles, CA.

2016: STEAMroom. Red Barn Project Space. Santa Barbara, CA.

2016: Introductions. Glassbox Gallery. Santa Barbara, CA.

2015: Kitty's Canteen. New York, NY.

2013: 2nd Floor Rear. Chicago, IL.

2012: BFA Fall Undergraduate Exhibition. Sullivan Galleries Chicago, IL.

2012: Installation at Roger Brown Study Collection. Chicago, IL.

2012: Ceramics Department Exhibition. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

2011: Painting Department Exhibition. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL.

2008: Summer Arts Festival Huntington Arts Council. Huntington, NY.


Residencies, Workshops and Life Experiences:

2018: Cattle Work and Ranch Management. Ranchlands. Chico Basin Ranch. Colorado Springs, CO.

2018: Cattle Work  and Natural Horsemanship. Rocking Z Ranch. Wolf Creek, MT. 

2018: Buck Brannaman, Cattle Work  and Natural Horsemanship Clinic Audit. Santa Ynez, CA. 

2017: Superadobe Basics. California Institute of Earth Architecture. Hesperia, CA.

2017: Mountain Horsemanship: Veterinary Care and Horsepacking in the Wilderness. University of California Davis Extension. Lone Pine, CA.

2015: The Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency. Johnson, VT.



2018: Santa Barbara Art Association Scholarship Award

2016: Block Grant University of California Santa Barbara

2015: Work Study Grant The Vermont Studio Center



2019: Equine Lameness Prevention Organization (ELPO)

2019: American Association of Professional Farriers (AAPF)

2016-2018: Los Padres Trail Riders. Santa Barbara, CA.

2016-2018: UCSB Horse Boarders Association. Santa Barbara, CA.