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Behnaz Sohrabian

BIOGRAPHY

Born and educated in Tehran, Iran, Behnaz Sohrabian received a BS in Applied Chemistry, a BA in Painting and a Master of Arts in Art Studies.  After receiving her master’s degree Behnaz immigrated to America and to Oklahoma to be near her sister. In speaking about her work Behnaz commented that “My work is about me, my life, being a woman.” She believes that historically men have depicted women as possessions, either as mothers or lovers.” Behnaz says “I paint women as people: strong people with depth and power. I paint them as delicate and sensitive, but not weak.”