Dalar Alahverdi is a contemporary visual artist of Armenian descent working and living in California. Growing up in Iran, as a woman in a minority group, Dalar understood the value of social justice and freedom. Throughout her life, she has been fascinated by discovering the untold stories of people. She continues to explore the overlooked elements of daily life through social, cultural, and political lenses. Her paintings are metaphoric; the first thing you see is not the story she wants to tell. Her works often represent social justice and human rights.
Dalar received her BA in Painting from Tehran University, and an MA in Painting from Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts and a second MA in Art Education from California State University, Long Beach. She has participated in numerous exhibitions in museums and galleries abroad and in the United States. Dalar has also collaborated on several scenic designs for the theater in Iran. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and teaches art at the Children’s Museum in Oakland and other studios in the East Bay.