Born in 1988 in Tehran
BFA Painting, Sooreh University, Tehran
Mahshid Soroudi is a visual artist who explores issues of women, gender inequalities and cliches, as well as society’s expectations of females. “Unsafe Quarters” are in fact self-portraits of the artist in which she appears in the middle of movement. In this series, Soroudi deals with the idea of “intimate and intimidate”. The woman in her paintings is vulnerable, physically exposed and self-isolated, yet constantly under surveillance. This woman seems hesitant, and tries to slip into the shadows and hide from the viewer. Through these paintings, Mahshid Soroudi explores the psychological effects of the pressure that society places on women—the pressure that continues in her solitude and privacy.