Nazafarin Lotfi was born in 1984 in Iran. She is a visual artist and educator who lives in Chicago. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and her BA from the University of Tehran in 2007.
Lotfi works with quotidian and discarded objects and materials and her work is rooted in the ambiguities and uncertainties of looking. Recent solo exhibitions include: Poiesis at Fernwey Gallery, Chicago; White Light at Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; Love at Last Sight at Brand New Gallery, Milan; Circles at Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago. She teaches at Harold Washington College and College of Dupage. In 2015-2016, Lotfi is an artist in residence at Department of Arts and Public Life at the University of Chicago.