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     Shiva was born in Persia and graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Shiraz University. She was greatly influenced by her father, Mehdi Jlayer, who was a famous painter, sculptor and poet of Shiraz. At an early age she watched her father paint and was inspired to pursue and find her own artistic path.
     After graduating, in 2011, Shiva continued by taking classes with multiple artists. After moving to United States in 2014, Shiva enrolled at New York Academy of Art program and had the honor of working with some of her favorite artists.
    Shiva's portraits echo the silent of resilience of countless women, including herself. Her canvases breathe life into tales untold, capturing the strength, vulnerability and indomitable spirit of those who navigate a world filled with challenges.
    Ms. Jlayer has won many awards for her paintings including Connecticut Society of Portrait Artist and Westchester County Federation of Women's Club. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her works can be found in public and private collections, including the Seavest collection. She is a member of Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art.


Selected Exhibitions

Deck The Walls, New York Academy of Art, NY 2022

Take Home a Nude Auction, New York Academy of Art, NY 2022

MM Fine Art, In Black&White, Southamptons, NY 2018

MM Fine Art, Land & Sea & Sky, Southampton, NY 2018

Deck the walls, Wilkinson gallery, NY academy of art, NY 2016

Westminster Kennel Club Art Contest, NY 2016

Artexpo NY, Pier 94, 2015

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