Artist Biography: Maryam Hafizirad is a Deaf painter, born in 1980 in Esfahan, Iran. She moved to Toronto, Canada in 2011 where she resides with her husband. Maryam graduated from Esfahan University of Fine Arts in 2002. Maryam’s first exhibition was in Iran at the age of 18. Since then her work has been shown individually and as part of the artist group “Farda”, meaning “Tomorrow”, in major cities of Iran, China, Germany, Malaysia and India. Maryam is a full-time artist sharing her exceptional vision of a silent universe through the metaphor of underwater scenes.