Sona Asemani (b. 1994, Bandar Abbas, Iran) explores women’s nonverbal language via their figures.
She started painting with pastels when she was only five. She received her bachelor of economics from Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, in early 2017. From her initiation to completing her studies, she has continuously learned techniques such as watercolour, acrylic and even embroidery by self-teaching, trial and error.
Sona continued with acrylic painting and had her first group exhibition 2018 in Tehran. In 2019, with the inspiration of embroidery art in Hormozgan, her hometown, she focused on textile designing and upcycling. Her work has been noticed by the founder of the Fashion Revolution movement, Orsola de Castro, and she had her first workshop (OPEN STUDIO) during fashion revolution week in April 2020.
Asemani moved from Tehran to Rotterdam in late 2020. Since then, she has been working with oil paintings, creating unique, feminine portraits using traditional oil colour on canvas.
Her works examine the virtue of the present moment while getting strong inspiration from her childhood memories.
Sona currently works and lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.