Sanaz Mazinani is an artist, curator, and educator based in San Francisco and Toronto. She holds an undergraduate degree from Ontario College of Art & Design University, Toronot, and a Master in Fine Arts from Stanford University. She co-edited the book ALMANAC: An Index of Current Work and Thought (Stanford University, 2010). Recent curatorial projects include Edward Weston: On Light, Line and Form at Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, and New Constellations: Contemporary Iranian Video Art at University of California, Los Angeles, both in 2012.
Her works have been exhibited at venues such as University of Toronto Art Centre; Museum Bärengasse, Zurich; Art & Architecture Library at Stanford University; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto; and Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai. Mazinani’s catalogue Unfolding Images was released in 2012. She has recently received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and San Francisco Arts Commission. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize, granted the Kala Art Institute Fellowship, and awarded the San Francisco Arts Commission Art on Market Street public art installation for 2013–14.