Sanaz Mazinani is an artist, educator, and curator based in Tkaronto/Toronto, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, including Mississaugas of the Credit, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat peoples. Working across the disciplines of photography, sculpture, and large-scale multimedia installations, Mazinani’s multidisciplinary practice invites critical reflection and forefronts social justice and environmental movements.
Mazinani is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art in the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media (UTSC) with a graduate appointment at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto. She holds an undergraduate degree from the Ontario College of Art & Design and an MFA from Stanford University. Her work has appeared in solo exhibitions at institutions including the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the West Vancouver Museum, and Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, California. Her projects have been featured in venues throughout Canada as well as China, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Iran, Switzerland, the UAE, UK, and USA. Mazinani’s work has been written about in Artforum, Artnet News, Border Crossings, Canadian Art, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post, among others. She has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts, and her work is held in public collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the City and County of San Francisco.