Audineh Asaf

Awarded 2023

Audineh Asaf is an interdisciplinary artist from Seattle of Iranian/American heritage. Through hybrid forms of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and collage, she explores themes of identity and culture.

She is driven by a belief in the power of art to illuminate critical issues that demand our attention and to foster cross-cultural understanding and dialogue. In response to the civil unrest and protests against the government of Iran, she has used her art to give visibility to the Iranian people risking their lives for change. Audineh’s award-winning ‘Woman. Life. Freedom.’ series has been exhibited at numerous venues across North America.

Audineh is currently working on establishing an Iranian American Artist Alliance, dedicated to fostering a supportive and empowering community for Iranian Americans in the arts. She is committed to creating a space where Iranian American artists can flourish, their voices are heard, and their art is celebrated. Through collaboration, mentorship, and advocacy, Audineh seeks to build a more inclusive and equitable art world that values and uplifts the talents and stories of Iranian American artists.

She holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Art from the University of Washington and earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College. Audineh serves as faculty and Chair of the Art department at Edmonds College.


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