“As an artist, my objective is to make art that is both revealing and accessible but also acts as a muse for the viewer. I gather my inspiration from people, books, dreams, and unexpected emotions. I paint and layer onto my canvases many symbols such as fragments of maps, letters, ancient inscriptions, photos both found and self-taken, found objects and mementos, and contemporary poetry.” I thrive in finding and searching my own ways and use my instincts. I believe in WHAT COMES FROM WITHIN.
Jaleh Etemad is the President of The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media, beginning her tenure in 2013.
Born in Azerbaijan, Iran, Jaleh was educated in England, obtaining a BS and an MS degree in Advance Medical Laboratory Technology specializing in Electron Microscopy and worked for eight years in Cancer Research.
Since 1970, she has resided in the United States.
In 1986, she received a degree in Fine Arts from California State University Northridge, Los Angeles. Her work has been widely exhibited in California, Hawaii, New Mexico, and internationally in Paris, Stockholm, Oslo, Rome, and Beijing.
Jaleh has been the recipient of several awards, and her artwork has been published in several books, most recently in Unique Insights by The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media for which she also served as Co-Editor.
The book “J Remember…. Stories of The Tiburon Peninsula” accompanied her exhibit, which marked her final project in her fourth year as the Artist Laureate of Tiburon. Copyright 2016 Jaleh Etemad