Anahita (Ani) Bradberry is an Iranian-American multimedia artist and writer. Her work combines illuminated rare gasses within glass tubes amongst natural and industrial materials, often exploring a state of alienation that is defined by oscillating identities and cultural memory. Her work finds a balance between handmade elements that betray a sense of randomness and cold, factory-fabricated parts. Her practice places importance on the labor required to achieve certain sensual states and objects. Ranging from glassblowing to gardening, the processes of fabrication and installation required to realize Anahita's dreams are both meditative and dangerous.

 

She has been featured in exhibitions at the Washington Project for the Arts, Transformer, VisArts, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, George Washington University's Gallery 102 and CICA — the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gimpo, South Korea.

 

Anahita earned an MA in Art History in 2015 in Japanese Modern and Contemporary Art from American University (Washington, DC), conducting research in Tokyo with the help of a Mellon Grant and assisting in the archives of the Smithsonian Freer & Sackler Galleries. Anahita is currently Office Coordinator at Snøhetta

CV (2019)