Stacy Arezou Mehrfar is a first-generation Iranian-American artist living and working in NYC. Mehrfar's photographs, photobooks, videos, and installations look closely at the symbiotic relationships between the individual and the collective, place and belonging, and memory and narrative.
Stacy holds an MFA (Research) in Photomedia from the University of NSW School of Art and Design in Sydney, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Certificate in Creative Practices from the International Center of Photography (ICP). Stacy is a 2022 Silver List nominee and has received several grants, including the Joseph Robert Foundation Grant and the Puffin Foundation Artist Grant, Australian Postgraduate Award and Australian Artist Grant. Mehrfar's works have been exhibited nationally and Internationally in venues such as Filter Space, TEDxSydney, Ethan Cohen KuBe, ClampArt, ICP, the Australian Centre of Photography, and the State Library of New South Wales. She has received positive press coverage from New Art City, Collector Daily, L'œil de la Photographie, British Journal of Photography, The New Yorker, and her works are published in Der Greif, Aint Bad, Artist Profile, Fraction, among others. Her second photobook monograph, The Moon Belongs to Everyone, published by GOST Books, London (2021), was named photobook of the month for July 2021 by Leica Photographie International and one of Photo Eye's Best Books of 2021. In October 2022, she was an Artist in Residence at Interlude, a three-week residency for parent artists in Livingston, New York. Stacy is currently faculty at ICP, the School of Visual Arts, and PhotoPhlo.
Arezou, her middle name, means wish in Farsi.
New Art City (2023)
Photoworks UK (2022)
This Week in Photography (2022)
Strange Fire Collective (2022)
Collector Daily (2021)
Lœil de la Photographie (2021)
Humble Arts Foundation (2021)
Aesthetica Magazine (2021)
British Journal of Photography (2020)
Musee Magazine, Woman Crush Wednesday (2020)
Artist Portrait by Caitlin Peterson