Sia Aryai

Born in Tehran, Iran, Sia Aryai displayed an interest in art from early childhood. Finding himself in a stringent cultural environment, Aryai secretly sketched female figures from smuggled foreign magazines. In the mid 70's, Aryai left Iran for England where he received his formal education and was free to pursue his artistic passions. Later he ventured on to the United States where in the mid 80's he immersed himself in the medium of photography. This gave him the perfect means and medium to capture the essence and the beauty of women through his own unique vision, approach, and style.

Aryai wakes up everyday living the dream of creating art as he wishes. He is constantly challenging himself to see how far he can go to be satisfied. Bringing happiness to his viewers is important for Aryai's expression and he savors the moments when his art style is recognized.

Aryai would describe that style as happy, dreamy, a little erotic and he has received acclaim for the ability of his art to emote a range of feelings. Aryai's images speak universally and have garnered both national and international acclaim. His art works have shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe.