Marzieh Miri is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist. She was born and raised in Iran. Marzieh has an MFA in Documentary Media from Toronto Metropolitan University(formerly Ryerson). Her research and creative practice explore the notions of place, land and environment through photographic media. She is especially interested in practice-based, sensorial, experimental and/or alternative approaches that explore humans and their environment as a united existence. Winner of Ontario Art Council grants has exhibited her art projects in Iran, France, Austria and Canada. She has also worked as an architect, professor, writer and critic and has published in international journals and presented in conferences and courses in Canada, England and Iran.



MFA Documentary Media, Toronto Metropolitan University, 2021

MArch Architecture, Guilan University, 2013

BArch Architecture, Shiraz University, 2010


  • Lingering, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Toronto, Canada, 2024
  • Buried Echoes, Open Studio, Toronto, Canada 2024
  • blue, Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada 2023
  • IN VIEW, The Space Beneath Us, Nuit Blanche East, Toronto, Canada, 2022
  • A True Reflection, Gallery 44 Production Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2022
  • of place or position or posture, Peter MacKendrick Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 2022
  • Transit, Gallery 44, Toronto, Canada 2022
  • Walking with the Invisible (Solo), Contact Festival, Peter MacKendrick,Toronto, 2022
  • Walking with the Invisible (Solo), Vtape, Toronto, Canada, 2021
  • Voyagography, Journeys in Photo and Video, Philonema+, Vienna, Austria 2021
  • Voyagography, Journeys in Photo and Video, AG Galerie, Tehran, Iran 2022
  • Voyagography, Journeys in Photo and Video, Sarvenaz Gallery, Shiraz, Iran 2022
  • Limited Encounter (Solo), Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, 2020
  • Iran Photo (Inside & Outside), Cité internationale des Arts , Paris, France 2019
  • Photography: Experiment, Mahe-Mehr ,Curator: Mehran Mohajer, Tehran, 2019
  • Photography: Experiment, Aban Art Gallery,Curator: Mehran Mohajer,Shiraz, 2019
  • Iran Photo, le Centre Culturel d'Iran à Paris, Paris, France 2018 
  • Decisive moment, Entezami Museum, Tehran 2018
  • Decisive moment, Rooberoo Mansion, Tehran 2018
  • Decisive moment, Ariana Art Gallery, Tehran 2018
  • Decisive moment, Matn Art Gallery, Isfahan 2018
  • From Sidewalk, Ehsan Gallery, Tehran 2017
  • On (photo) paper, no name, New Media Projects, Tehran 2017
  • No6 Gallery group exhibition and auction, Tehran 2017
  • Nikon Iran Photo Exhibition, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran 2014
  • Environment, Araak, 2014
  • Alienation, Vesaal gallery, Shiraz 2012


Screening, Artist Talk & Walk with Helen Mills | Contact Photography Festival, Artscape Wychwood Barns | 2022

  • Screening of the film followed by a Q & A with Helen Mills founder of Lost Rivers Toronto and I. Then the audience and speakers walked to the headwaters of Taddle Creek while discovering the ravine and talking about the history of this buried river. 

Guest Speaker | University of Tehran's Photography Annual| 2022

  • Discussion about photography and art education outside Iran

Guest Speaker/Photography Researcher| Barking and Dagenham College and University of East London| 2021

  • Speaking to Global Photography Course students and professors about my published research article: “Place in Photography” and their photography exhibition in response to The Becontree Centenary 2021

Guest Speaker | Change School of Continuing Education, Toronto  Metropolitan University | 2020

  • Speaking to Photography Studies class about my novel use of cyanotypes in documenting lost rivers of Toronto

Conference Presentation | Future Communications |York University|Toronto| 2019

  • Presented "Limited Encounter" Photobook

Artist Talk | Iran Photo, le Centre Culturel d‟Iran à Paris, Paris, France | 2018 

Speaking on my photo series—Nature Bridge


  • Book chapter: Marzieh Miri, "Walking with the Invisible," in Elementals: Water, vol. 3, ed. Ingrid Leman Stefanovic (Libertyville, IL: Humans and Nature Press, 2024): 108-119. 
  • Photo book: “Limited Encounter”  Exhibited at Edition, Art Toronto, 2021 and 2022, and VOLUME Montreal, 2022
  • Photo book: “Limited Encounter” Presented at Future Communications Conference, York University, Toronto, 2019
  • Research Paper: “Place in Photography: How photographers encounter place” (Published by European Journal of Media, Art and Photography) 2018
  • Critical Review: “Implicit Signifiers”. 2017
  • Critical Review: “Home photo exhibition”. 2018
  • Critical Review: “Exposed photo exhibition”. 2018
  • Published artwork: Oblivion photo series published in Ghaab E. Magazine. 2018
  • Translated article: Cindy Sherman review: High-society selfies by quintessential postmodernist,Andrew Frost, The Guardian.2016
  • Translated article: “The Yangtze, Rapids ahead: Nadav Kander review” Jonathan Watts, The Guardian,2015


Photography Instructor | City of Toronto, 2024

Communications Coordinator | Images Festival | 2023 

Marketing and Communications Assistant | Luminato Festival | 2022

Digital Marketing Specialist | Doc Now Festival | 2020-2021

Marketing & Archive Assistant | Ryerson University FCAD| 2021

Research Assistant | Ryerson University & Kahawi Dance Theater | 2021

Teaching Assistant | Ryerson University | 2019-2021

Writer, Critic | Freelance | 2016-2019

Curator/ Professor | PNU University of Shiraz | 2014-2016

Professor | Azad University of Shiraz | 2014-2016


Photographer | Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, 2022

Gallery Assistant | The Power Plant, Toronto, 2022

Volunteer/Exhibitor | Gallery 44, Toronto, 2021

Photographer | Society of Students against Poverty, Shiraz, 2016 – 2017


  • Ontario Arts Council Grant 2023
  • Ontario Arts Council Grant 2022
  • Mitacs BSI Award, 2021
  • International Graduate Development Award, 2021 


  • Member of Gallery 44's Education Committee
  • Member at Design TO

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