Fatemeh Burnes Iranian-American


Burnes’ work focuses on our natural environment and human nature, looking at modern events and tragedies, both ecological and social, and how those events manifest in contemporary life. Her most current work has taken an autobiographical turn in the context of her experience as an immigrant and as a woman. These recent pieces share the same thread, regardless of the locations and experiences they might describe, and her purpose as an activist is to learn about her world through extensive study, connecting to her neighbors, and whatever other methods are possible within her means.