Saya Behnam

Sayeh “Saya” Behnam, born in Tehran, fled to the United States from war and turmoil in Iran, and has lived on three continents. Those experiences, coupled with the cultural and traditional barriers she has faced, have profoundly influenced her art and her life. For Behnam, art is where she can find and establish an identity that easily could have been lost and undefined. Her art focuses on the fundamental concepts of being human: life, death, freedom, being present, time, and more.