Friday Fry Up: Stacy Arezou Mehrfar — American Palimpsests


“The appeal of the undiscovered is strong in America. For three centuries the fundamental process in its history was the westward movement, the discovery and occupation of the vast free spaces of the continent.”

Frederick Jackson Turner, The Frontier In American History, 1935

Stacy Arezou Mehrfar (b. New York, 1977), currently lives in New York, NY. Stacy resided in Sydney, Australia from 2008-2016, where she completed an MFA (Research) at the University of New South Wales, Art & Design, and was a lecturer in photo-media at several arts colleges. Her photographs and video installations have been exhibited in the United States, Australia, Poland, Germany and Malaysia, at institutions including the International Center of Photography and ClampArt in New York, Edmund Pearce in Melbourne, the Australian Centre of Photography and the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney. She has received multiple grants, awards and residencies in both Australia and the United States. These include the Australian Post Graduate Award, Arts New South Wales Grant, the National Association for the Visual Arts Grant, the Camera Club of New York Residency, the Makor Artist Residency at 92nd St Y, and distinctions from the Moran Arts Foundation, Head On Portrait Prize, Photo District News, Photobook Melbourne, and Center for Photography at Woodstock. Stacy’s first photobook, Tall Poppy Syndrome, a collaborative work with Amy Stein, published by Decode Books (Seattle 2012), explores the relationship between the individual and the group in Australian contemporary society. Her most recent work, The Moon Belongs to Everyone, is an artwork exhibited in multiple iterations. Most recently, Stacy’s photographs were exhibited in the ICP Museum Projection exhibition, 100 Days (2017).

To see more of Stacy Arezou Mehrfar’s work visit — Website / Instagram.