Shahnaz & Monya
Shahnaz Victoria Lighari is a painter/poet in Nashville, TN. Her abstract expressionist paintings deal with the concepts of chaos and nature.
Monya Nikahd is a queer Iranian American artist and weaver from Nashville, TN. She mainly works in the fiber arts medium, dyeing thin, natural yarn and weaving it on a Macomber loom. Weaving is of the most ancient forms of craft, yet she uses this technique to create futuristic, post-apocalyptic garments. Along with woven Avant-Garde garments, she creates glass-pressed woven wall pieces resembling the skies and physical features of destroyed fictional foreign planets. This collection carries the concept of a hybrid time period within a dystopian, destructive setting.