Homa Delvaray Iranian, b. 1980


Homa Delvaray (b. 1980, Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian graphic designer and visual artist living and working in Tehran. Since earning a degree in Visual Communication from the University of Tehran (2006), she has extended her work across a variety of mediums, from installation to sculpture, textile art to artist book.

Her practice activates the overlap of graphic and stage design in a spatial framework. Her works, often presented as an installation of a group of objects, engages the architectural space using a combination of design and spatial strategies. A graphic designer by training Delvaray employs the tools she has at her disposal to research and present what she observes as the paradoxical life within the dichotomies found in contemporary Iranian and the Persian traditions and culture. Her recent series of works investigates the gender and how it has been formulated in mythological metaphors and tropes.

Her work has appeared in more than 100 national and international exhibitions and festivals, and has been honored with many awards, including Distinction of Visual Communication Design, Taipei International Design Award, Taiwan (2005); Jury prize of Trnava Poster Triennial, Trnava, Slovakia (2009). Some of her works are part of private and permanent collections such as the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, USA; Wilson Library, North Carolina; Musee Des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; Poster Museum in Wilanów, National Museum, Warsaw. She has been a jury member for many competitions and festivals, including Golden Bee 13, Moscow Global Biennale of Graphic Design, Moscow, Russia (2018); “Turn A Light On”(Escucha mi Voz), International Poster Contest, Guadalajara, Mexico (2018); Ecuador Poster Biennial, Ecuador (2016); Poster Competition of "Poster for tomorrow", Work Right!, Paris, France (2014); Poster Competition of "Poster for tomorrow", Right to Education, Paris, France (2011). Homa Delvaray has been interviewed and her work has been the subject of articles in numerous publications. Major group exhibitions include "Soft Edge of the Blade," Frieze No.9 Cork St., London (2021); "Alternating Currents," Parallel Circuit, Tehran (2021); "Beauty", Cooper Hewitt Invitational Design Triennial, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York (2017).