Niloufar Salimi (Shiraz, Iran. 1982) is a Visual Artist based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She primarily uses drawing and minimal mixed media to form a narrative between certainty and ambiguity.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Salimi’s daily drawing practice has shifted from a more minimal and abstract form to a more visual representational approach. This allowed her once again to follow a conversation between certainty and ambiguity of observation and representation. In most of her works, regardless of the methodology, the idea of drawing is a way of being exposed to what comes.
Salimi completed her MFA at Western University and received a BFA from OCAD University. Salimi is a multiple recipient of Ontario Arts Council Grants. She is currently resides in Toronto. In addition to her studio practice, she works as a Gallery Assistant and Teaching Artist at the Power Plant Contemporary Gallery. Please visit her website.