Gelareh Khoie is an Iranian-American artist, writer, DJ, impresario, and budding Jungian scholar. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Master of Arts in Depth Psychology, Emphasis on Engaged Humanities and the Creative Life, from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Gelareh is currently enrolled in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies program, also at Pacifica Graduate Institute, working towards her second masters degree and Ph.D. For many years, she lived and worked in Honolulu where she coordinated and organized countless art and music events. For almost ten years, she founded, owned, and operated a highly successful and influential creative space in Honolulu’s historic Chinatown district. thirtyninehotel was where she honed her skills at creative space design, exhibitions and curating, event production, and extensive community development. Her work has been widely exhibited in Honolulu, where she received numerous awards for her artwork and her professional work. She is currently transitioning to an academic life and to publishing her artwork and writing. In 2019, Khoie launched her two newest ventures—Kosmos—an online community space for art, music, and scholarship, and—Disco Liberation Movement—a religious organization founded on principles of freedom (especially for women), peace, and dancing.

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