About Katayoon Zandvakili

Go to the outer edge of your greatness.

 ~ overheard at a women’s retreat


I believe in transcendence, in sparks of joy and the luminosity of spirit. Painting to me is a reflection of being, of receiving the elements, the waves and awarenesses that being fully alive, in wonder and amazement and seeking, troubles and gifts us with.

Embodiment and our dream and waking lives, leaving behind old stories and conditioning so we can rise and be who we came here to be—individuals living our ordinary lives in often extraordinarily kind ways—these themes are what my work makes its way toward.

My paintings are held in private collections in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and have been exhibited in group shows at the Barbara Anderson Gallery in Berkeley, at The Greenlining Institute, and at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art as part of the Fashionistas Fight Back! My work was also featured at Swallowtail in San Francisco, at a solo show at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, and from April 2021 through mid-January of this year, two series were exhibited at Frank + Lola here in Oakland, California.

From childhood, I have adored animals (who frequently come through my paintings—especially the big cats, dogs, wolves, rabbits, horses, and donkeys) and happily donate a generous portion of all sales to animal and humanitarian causes.

If interested in my artwork or an intuitive reading (I studied with the late Rev. John Fulton at Aesclepion in Marin), please email me at kat (@) katayoonart (dot) com. If you wish to connect on Instagram, please find me @katayoon zandvakili.

I am a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College’s MFA Program in writing. To view my poetry and writing, please visit www.katayoon.net.

A gentle reminder that all my work is protected by copyright which remains mine even after a purchase.

Thank you so much for visiting!

Wishing you every joy,

Katayoon Zandvakili
December 2022

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