Safir has studied at Ravenna Mosaic Art School, Italy and attended to workshops at Chicago Mosaic School. She holds a BA in Applied Liberal Studies from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Her area of studies were Art, Communication and International Concerns. 

Safir is a color specialist in color technologies. She has worked in developing color, materials and finishes for various soft and hard surfaces of commercial products of some appliance and appareal companies. She has translated her interdisciplinary skills into making modern mosaics. Her work has been part of the exhibitions in Chicago and Urbana, IL. She is also offering workshops in making Mosaic Pendants, Introduction to Mosaics and Basic French, Paper Mosaics and Color Studies. 

Independent Artist and Designer-Urbana, IL- present

Invitation to the Pictor Imaginarius, Nazzano, Italy, 2019 ( not attended)

Woman Made Gallery Small Works Members Show, Chicago, IL, 2018

9th Annual art coop, Champaign County Humane Society Show, Urbana, IL, 2018

Woman Made Midwest Open, group slide presentation, Chicago, IL 2018 8th Annual art coop Champaign County Humane Society Show, Urbana, IL, 2017

Gilbert Gallery, Urbana, IL, 2017

Bohemia, Urbana, IL, 2017

Urbana Art Expo, IL, 2016

Tay Mum Showroom, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015

Love 360, Istanbul, 2014

Holiday Exhibition, Lansing Art Gallery, MI, 2013

Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI, 2013

Studio 1219, Port Huron, MI, 2013

Artalicious, Adrian, MI, 2013

Women's City Club, Ann Arbor, MI, 2013

EDUCATION

Stanford Continuing Studies, Unleashing Creativity Through Explorations in Mixed Media with Michael Azgour, 2018

Chicago Mosaic School, Design Fundamentals, Chicago, Illinois, 2016 Chicago Mosaic School, Direct Method with Matteo Randi, Chicago, Illinois, 2015

Ravenna Mosaic Art School Italy, Standard Intensive with Luciana Notturni, Ravenna, Italy, 2014

Chicago Mosaic School, Mosaic Jewelry Workshop, 2014

Kelley Knickerbocker’s workshop, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2013

Color Studies, Josef Albers pedagogy, 2011

Color Association of the United States, Color Series, New York, 2008 Essentials of Color Science, RIT Munsell Color Science Lab, Rochester, New York, 2002

BA, Applied Liberal Studies in Art (Art History focused), Communication and International Concerns, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2001

Krasl Art Center, St.Joseph, MI various workshops, prior to 2001

Montessori Toddler Certification, Benton Harbor, prior to 2001

Innovation Training, Whirlool prior to 2001