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Ava is and artist, mac and cheese lover, and California native living in Chicago. She received her BA in Psychology and Art from UC Irvine in 2014 with a focus on abstract painting and general photography.  And has since been primarily working with children and in non profit organizations. Ever since she could remember she has felt the need to constantly record moments with a camera and express herself through a paintbrush. Her paintings are heavily color and texture based, focusing on concepts such as chaos and control and specializes in portrait photography.  Ava is interested in the intersection of art and activism and if she could simultaneously dismantle the patriarchy while making art, well that is the dream. 

avamohtashemi@gmail.com