b'Monir Shahroudy FarmanfarmaianBorninnorthwestIran,MonirShahroudyFarmanfarmaian(19222019) studied at the University of Tehran before moving to New York in 1944 to continue her studies at the Parsons School of Design. Working first as a fashion illustrator, she met many artists before returning to Iran in 1957. After the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Farmanfarmaian spent over twenty years in exile in New York before returning to Iran in 2004, where she lived and worked until her death, in 2019. As an artist Farmanfarmaian found inspiration in traditional Persian cut-mirror mosaics. She said, For me inspiration always comes from Iran, from my history, from my childhood. But along with Sufi architecture and classi-cal Persian decoration, her art shows the influence of Western Minimalism and Pop art, and she was part of the New York art scene for decades, making such friends as Joan Mitchell, Robert Morris, Jackson Pollock, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol. In 1958 she won the gold medal in the Venice Biennale.Farmanfarmaian often grouped her works in families, suggesting an affinity of form, size, or structure between works in each group. One such family is based on the first eight regular polygons in Euclidian geometry. These rigorous structures host rich variations in the patterns created by the colorful reverse-painted glass and fragments of mirrors. Like gems, the kaleidoscopic mirrors reflect light, but also fragmented images of the works viewers. Exhibited in :Mirror-Works and Drawings (20042016), James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, January 29March 6, 2021Mirror Variations : The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Grand Rapids Art Museum, MI, May 19October 7, 2018 Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian : Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings, 19742014, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY March 13June 3, 2015Literature /Press :Suzanne Cotter, Media Farzin, and Shiva Balaghi, eds., Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian : Infinite Possibility. Mirror Works and Drawings 19742014, Porto : Fundao Serralves /Edies ASA, 2014, p. 110Fourth Family Pentagon, 2013Reverse painted glass, mirrored glass, and plaster72 117.5124.533 cm 73'