Home is a warm place where things feel familiar or vibrant. It's a feeling of a time where you were content and adventurous. It also exists in the people who have shared home with you, as you are able to revisit these memories together.
The instability of constant movement has made the desire to reconnect with these memories stronger. By infusing personal memories with imagination I am able to recreate these moments while maintaining a sense of familiarity.
I paint from personal photographs of moments I want to revisit. By capturing the emotive responses, I am able to make these memories eternal.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (hons) from Massey University, Wellington
Gapfiller Projection Evening. Group Show. Christchurch, New Zealand 2011
Figures in the fields. With Jake Fairweater. Matchbox Studios, Wellington, New Zealand. 2013
Exposure. Group show. Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. 2013
Familiar Lands. With Clare Callaghan. Arts Pavillion, Christchurch, New Zealand. 2014
Here we are…home, at last. With Jessica Hubbard. Toi Poneke, Wellington. 2014
DAZE Salon, Group show. Gallery Sensei, Lower Manhatten, NYC, 2015.
No Place Like Home, Roomservice Gallery, Williamsburg, NY, 2015
Conflux mag, ISSUE NO. 3, New York City, January 2015.
Review of “Here we are…home, at last”- http://salient.org.nz/arts/home-and-back-again
Interview with Becky Rodriquez- http://www.aandbnyc.com/blog/feel-like-an-art-outsider-then-meet-painter-negin-dastgheib
Studio visit with Elbowroom gallery- http://www.elbowroomgallery.org.nz/blog/we-visited-kiwi-artist-negin-dastgheib-in-nyc