You see my current projects and recent works on my personal artist website www.simazureikat.com HERE.
Born in Chicago, I received my B.A. in Studio Arts with a concentration in Photography from Oberlin College. In 2001, I moved to Amman, Jordan where I worked both as a contemporary artist and as a photojournalist. I exhibited my photography in numerous exhibitions throughout the Middle East and internationally.
Eventually, I became the lead photographer for a Jordanian Lifestyle Magazine and Photo Editor for two regional publications: a Fashion Magazine and a Men’s Magazine. This allowed me to gain a second editorial eye for photography, as I regularly set-up, commissioned, and published photo shoots from other talented photographers in the region.
While in Jordan, I also began teaching courses and workshops on Drawing, Seeing with Perspective, and Photography. I consider my teaching style to be somewhat radical but very effective and have received much positive feedback from my students through the years, who in-turn became professional artists themselves.
In 2007, I moved to Berlin, Germany where I am currently based and while I continue to expand my own contemporary art photographic practices into the fields of light art, installation and video, and I gain special joy and satisfaction from sharing my experiences and knowledge with my students.