FOCUS / Fariba Bogzaran: The Art of the Lucid Mind - 4/9 - 6/5 - Opening Reception April 9th - 2pm Artists' Talks - Courtyard Reception 3-5pm

Heather Mickley • March 26, 2022

A solo exhibition of work by Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D. curated by Elia Haworth

Artist, scientist, curator, and writer Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D., coined the term “Lucid Art” based on her scientific research into the parallel between transpersonal experiences in lucid dreaming and creative expression. Her multi-layered artworks address the philosophical, spiritual, ecological, and scientific milieu of life, and her paintings–as if visual music–revel in light, transformative energy, mysticism, and motion.

This exhibition invites you into three series that explore consciousness and inspirations drawn from hypnagogia–the state between waking and dreaming.


Fariba Bogzaran is internationally recognized as an expert in lucid dreaming. She founded and directed the first graduate-level dream studies program at JFK University in Berkeley, California, where she taught for two decades in the Department of Consciousness Studies and Arts and Consciousness.

She lives in Inverness, where she is the founding director of the Lucid Art Foundation, which she envisioned with the surrealist painter Gordon Onslow Ford, to nurture other artistic visionaries.

Exhibition Dates: April 9 – June 5

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Saturday, April 9 Opening Reception:

  • Artist Talks:  2 PM
  • Courtyard Reception:  3 - 5 PM

Saturday, April 23 · 4 PM
Fariba Bogzaran on the Enigma of Hypnagogia and Ecology of the Lucid Mind

Saturday, May 21 · 4 PM
Great Minds Panel Discussion: The Arts and Consciousness

Led By Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D., with Jennifer Braman and Peter de Swart

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[Image: FARIBA BOGZARAN, Third Script: Light in Light (detail), 2021, 40 x 30 inches, courtesy of the artist.]