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Soraya Sarah Nazarian

Soraya Sarah Nazarian is an Iranian-born, Los Angeles-based artist who, in her 25-year career, has become a master in direct carving in stone. In the 1980s, she began sculpting in the studios of the American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism) and later established her own studio. Her work is distinguished by two major periods: a time of discovery and experimentation in the 1980s-1990s and a period of artistic self-confidence marked by the creation of large-scale works beginning in 2000. Mrs. Nazarian’s work is held in numerous collections and focuses on themes of family, nature, spirituality and Iranian culture.

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