Disabled homeless elderly woman on Powell street.

Saipher Zureti

Thailand

Topics of Focus

Poverty, Homelessness, Hunger, War, Culture, Human Rights, Racism, Gender, Sexism

Geographic Areas of Focus

North & South America, Southeast Asia, Africa, Middle East

Biography

Saipher Zureti is a visual artist from Chicago, IL. He attended Gallery 37, a prestigious college level art school for high school students. While attending Gallery 37, Saipher was able to truly nurture his artistic abilities. He attended sculpture, wood working, fiber, and pottery classes. During that time, he had numerous art shows on Block 37 in downtown Chicago, at The Great Frame Up, and The Museum of Science and Industry.

After graduating from high school, Saipher joined the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy, he often kept himself busy by practicing mixed martial arts and shooting photography. After being honorably discharged from the military, Saipher returned to Chicago. While in Chicago, Saipher worked as a freelance photographer before deciding to attend Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.

Inspired by life, Saipher’s art is intense and filled with emotion. He’s known to address social issues through his art and is truly a visual storyteller. Currently, Saipher is working on photography essays addressing the impact of war, poverty, racism, and sexism, as well as gender and sexuality issues while traveling throughout Southeast Asia.

http://www.saipherzureti.com