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Hayv Kahraman is a contemporary painter of the face and figure. Hayv Kahraman was born in Baghdad, Iraq in the year 1981. Her subject matter follows her life. She brings up issues such as being a refugee and problems still hurting her home country of Iraq.

Her family left Iraq and became refugees in Sweden.

The artist went on to study graphic design at the Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.

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In this clip a brief interview with the artist:

The artist is now based out of Los Angeles, California in the United States.

Below we visit an exhibition by the artist that was titled “On Pins and Needles”:

Hayv Kahraman does a great job at depicting stories and emotions. Its interesting that most of her paintings don’t include backgrounds. 100 percent of the veiwer’s eye is spent watching her characters.