Pari Danian is a sculptor, photographer, and author. Born in Iran and educated in both England and the United States, she now resides in Dallas, Texas. Pari’s childhood was influenced by her parents who instilled in her a love and appreciation for the arts. Her mother taught her gardening, cooking, and sewing while her father introduced her to sculpture and encouraged a love of rich literature such as Rumi and Haffiz and music appreciation.
Throughout her artistic career, Pari has worked in many art forms: textile, doll making, sewing, ceramics, sculpture, culinary art, photography, and poetry. The evolution of her work reflects her unique life experiences living on three continents and the complexities of becoming a woman amidst cultural double standards.
As an immigrant woman seeking financial independence, Pari chose to pursue degrees in engineering and mathematics. Soon after graduating from University, she launched a software engineering career working with major corporations such as American Airlines, Texas Instruments, and Lucent Technologies. Her passion for art grew more intensely throughout her engineering career.
Pari continued to familiarize and educate herself with different artistic mediums. In 2000, Pari left the engineering world to courageously embarked on her second career and true passion by dedicating her full attention and resources to her profound love of creating art. She built an art studio and attended many workshops with various ceramic masters such as Lea Aikins, George Bowes, and Victoria Fowler.
Pari has created several sculptural series: Check Mate™, 40 Keys to an Immortal Life™, and The Coronation of the American Queen™.