Armita Raafat is a New York based sculptor and Installation artist. She was born in Chicago and raised in Tehran/Iran. She has been living in the U.S for the past 15 years.
Raafat holds a BFA from Al-Zahra University in Tehran and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2008.
Raafat’s work has been presented in exhibitions nationally and internationally in venues such as the Museum of contemporary Art in Chicago. ThreeWalls Gallery, Chicago. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York. The Noyes Museum of the Arts, New Jersey. Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York. Dorsky Gallery, New York, Garris & Hahn Gallery, New York. Kepco center, Seoul, Korea and Al-Zahra University in Tehran. Raaafat also exhibited with the “Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society” organized by the Institute of Woman and Art. Rutgers University, 2012.
She has been a recipient of awards and residencies including LMCC swing space. AIM at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts studio space, a 2014 Peter S. Reed Foundation grant for sculpture and a 2014 NYFA fellowship for Sculpture/Crafts.