Bettina Behjat Banayan
Bettina Behjat Banayan was born in New York City. She grew up on Long Island and attended Huntington School of Fine Arts in 2008. In 2013, she received her B.F.A. in Fine Arts at Parsons The New School For Design focusing in food as art via performance and painting. In the Spring of 2014, she received a Certificate of Culinary Arts from The French Culinary Institute in New York City. Banayan currently lives and works in Manhattan, New York as a cook at a supper club, a painter, and a social practice performance artist. She hosts monthly Persian dinners, is the resident chef in an artists collective, and has recently performed at Abrons Art Center and The New Museum.