Giti Ganjei
Oil Painting 

Artist Statement

Primary colors and paint brushes are the tools of my conceptual paintings. I use simple forms, vivid colors along with birds, trees, the female body, and nature as metaphors to tell the story of our life. I show my passion for the beauty of life and nature, promoting noble values like that of love, compassion, justice, and equality, regardless of gender, race, and social and economic status.

The subjects of many of my paintings have been inspired by my own hidden inner voice of my life-long experience as a girl, a daughter a woman, a wife and a mother, and a member of my community.

My mission as a female artist is to be the voice of awareness about and for women. My goal is to inspire women to gain a clear vision and courage to overcome old beliefs, limitations, gender inequality, and social prejudices and to foster rising up, being empowered and pursuing collective freedom and liberation.

Born in Iran in a Jewish family, I immigrated to Boston, Massachusetts in 1989 with my husband and my son. We escaped the compulsory restrictions imposed on Jews and on all women in Iran.

In 1999, after my family and I got more settled, I attended the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. While participating in that program, I re-discovered my gift of visual expression through paintings. It was at the SMFA that I learned the role of art in society and committed myself to be an artist – one whose socially sensitive inner vision was seething to be freed.

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Racism, Holocaust, Never Again
Oil on canvas
40 x 30″

Creation of Turquoise
Oil on Canvas
40 x 30″

Cradle of Humanity
Oil on canvas
18 x 36″

Oil on Canvas
36 x 48″

Hidden Eyes
Oil on Paper
44 x 15″

Love, Trees of Life Series (Love is one of the set of 5 drawings telling story of life)
Ink on paper
8 1/2 x 11 1/2″

Oil on Canvas
15 1/2 x 15 3/4″

Oil on Canvas
18 x 14″

Mixed media
11 x 11″

Photograph (a selection of photographs from sunset, reservoirs, and historic buildings from Brookline and Boston)
Sizes are varied

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