Daria Noor Izad (B. 1990)                    

Iranian - American Artist and Horsewoman based in Tucson AZ

Email: 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 Farrier Service. Tucson AZ.

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

2018: Intern (3 weeks). 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. Michel Allen Gallery 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 (4 days). Ranchlands. Chico Basin Ranch. Colorado Springs, CO.

2018: Cattle Work  and Natural Horsemanship (3 days). Rocking Z Ranch. Wolf Creek, MT. 

2018: Buck Brannaman, Cattle Work  and Natural Horsemanship Clinic Audit (1 day). Santa Ynez, CA. 

2017: Superadobe Basics (1 day). California Institute of Earth Architecture. Hesperia, CA.

2017: Mountain Horsemanship: Veterinary Care and Horsepacking in the Wilderness (7 days). University of California Davis Extension. Lone Pine, CA.

2015: The Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency (4 weeks). 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



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

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