Peace Art S p a c e
The artwork of Mehri Dadgar, www.mehridadgar.com
was born and raised in Iran and became
interested in art at an early age. She became involved with religion
and politics when she was 19.
Before immigrating to the United States in
1994, she studied art at the Art University in Tehran.
2006, she won Golden "Remi" award at the 40th Annual Houston
International Film Festival for her historical short film
In the Grave
that dealt with her political prison experience.
Since 1999, she attended conferences
sponsored by the Iranian Women’s Studies Foundation at various
Since the 2003 she has been studying the
Quran and participating in Annual International Submitters
Conference held in different states of United States of America.
Her work as an artist and her study, research
and understanding of truth in the Quran that advocates peace has
prepared her for lecturing at California universities
girlish women in these fanciful, abstract poses are a departure
from the mostly dark imagery of Mehri's earlier prison pictures.