Hadieh Shafie was born in Iran and immigrated to the United States in 1983. Although Shafie works in a variety of media, the fundamental aspects of process, repetition and time appear throughout her work. To create her scroll pieces, Shafie marks strips of paper with Farsi text and rolls them in concentric circles. Elsewhere she repeats the Farsi word for love, “eshghe”, to create diverse aesthetic results.
She has been the recipient of grants from the Kress Foundation, RTKL and MSAC 2010 & 2008 Individual Artist Grant and the 2009 Mary Sawyers Baker awards from the William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund.