Sayeh “Saya” Behnam is an Iranian-American artist born in Tehran-Iran.
Fleeing from war, turmoil, revolution, experiencing dictatorship, cultural and traditional barriers, all had a profound influence in her art and life.
She believes her art is where she can easily find and establish a true identity that could very much have been lost and undefined. Her art deals with the core concepts of the human being; life, death, freedom, the now, time and more.
She is very active in the social and humanitarian art space, working with NGO's in the Middle East and the USA, especially with street children. She currently lives in northern Virginia, near the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.