DARIA IZAD (B. 1990)          iranian american          DARIAIZAD@GMAIL.COM


Learning through the creative acts of natural horsewomanship,  ceramic sculpture and performance.  



2018: Master of Fine Arts University of California Santa Barbara

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

2013: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Ceramics (Advanced Studio) School of the Art Institute of Chicago



Current: Fine Arts Teaching Assistant. University of California Santa Barbara 

current: equine exercise rider. Santa barbara, ca

Current: Volunteer at Hearts therapeutic equestrian center. santa barbara, ca 

2017: Artist assistant kip fulbeck the hapa project. los angeles, ca & ny, new york

2013-15: Veterinary / Wildlife Technician. My Pet's Vet Huntington, NY

2013-15 : Equine exercise rider. Big River Barn Old Westbury, NY

2014:  wildlife assistant. ARCAS Wildlife Animal Protection Penten, 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. 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



2015: The Vermont Studio Center. johnson, VT



2016: Block Grant University of California Santa Barbara

2015: Merit-Based Grant The Vermont Studio Center



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



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

2016-2018: UCSB horse boarders association. Santa Barbara, CA