About the Artist

Gazelle Samizay was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and now resides in the US. Her photographs and videos have been exhibited across the US and internationally, including Brazil, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Indonesia, Pakistan, U.A.E and the UK. In addition to her studio practice, she has taught courses in Afghanistan, Jordan and the US, and her writing has been published in One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature. Samizay is a recipient of the Princess Grace Experimental Film Honoraria, the 1885 Graduate Fellowship in Arts and Humanities, and the Northern Trust Enrichment Award, among others. She also serves on the board of the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation, which provides scholarships for Nepali women to attend college. Samizay received her Master's in Fine Arts in photography at the University of Arizona and is represented in the Middle East by Lawrie Shabibi Gallery (Dubai). She currently lives in Los Angeles.