The University of Wisconsin Marathon County will welcome University of Minnesota graduate art student Katayoun Amjadi to campus for an exhibit from Oct. 2 through Oct. 20 in the Ahrnsbrak Gallery.
She will give a presentation to the public at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2 in room 180.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Amjadi’s work reflects the personal, cultural, and political displacement she experiences as an immigrant to the United States.
“My work explores themes of identity, perception, and interconnection in an increasingly globalized world,” Amjadi said. “While cherishing the idiosyncrasies of my cultural heritage, I try to make sense of the emotional turmoil involved in reconstructing a new hyphenated identity as an Iranian-American.”
Amjadi will receive her Masters of Art in Sculpture and Ceramics in 2019 from the University of Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Art in Architecture from Islamic Azad University of Tehran in 2003 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota in 2013.
The Ahrsbrak Gallery in located in the main building at UWMC. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.