Fatemeh Burnes is a visual artist, educator, curator and activist based in Los Angeles. She obtained formal and informal training in the visual arts, receiving a BFA and MFA, and did additional graduate studies in art history and exhibition design. Since 1992, she has exhibited her own work nationally and internationally, curated over 100 exhibitions, authored numerous publications, and conducted art-education documentaries. Burnes’ work focuses on nature and human nature, looking at modern events and tragedies, 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.