SELECT EXHIBITIONS
2018, Upcoming,
Window on Broad of Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2018, CruxSpace, Misfit/One Minute Auras, Philadelphia, PA
2017-2018, Vox Populi Gallery, Dead Ringer, Philadelphia, PA
2017, Icebox Project Space, A Corporeal Orchestration of Sounds, Philadelphia, PA
2017, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, WE CREATE, Long Beach Township, NJ 
2017, Icebox Project Space, Future Perfect (Performance), Philadelphia, PA
2017, Index Art Center, Recent Works, Newark, NJ
2017, Vox Populi Gallery, Beef, Philadelphia, PA
2016, Practice Gallery, Do or Die... O-Rama, Philadelphia, PA
2016, Magnan Metz Gallery, Gathering, New York, NY
2016, Azad Gallery, Body, Space, Perception (duo), Tehran, Iran
2016, Studio X, Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Drawing on the Horizon, Summit, NJ
2016, Cafe Sole, For the love of Breaking Circuits, Jersey City, NJ
2016, MFA Gallery, Montclair State University, Imaging-along (solo), Montclair, NJ
2015, Alexander Kasser Theater, SWIM (Theatre performance in collaboration with Robert Whitman), Montclair, NJ
2015, Finley Project Space, Montclair State University, To do-To see (solo), Montclair, NJ
2015, MFA Gallery, Montclair State University, Situational Echoes (solo), Montclair, NJ
2014, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, From There to Here, Newark, NJ
2014, MFA Gallery, Montclair State University, Varieties of Presence (solo), Montclair, NJ
2013, Broadway Gallery, Global Projects, New York, NY
2013, Times Square Museum, Not For Sale (collaboration), New York, NY
2012, Pratt Institute, MFA Survey Exhibition, New York, NY
2012, Pratt Institute, Inclusion/Illusion: G A P (public art/collaboration), Brooklyn, NY
2012, New York State Museum, Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, Albany, NY 
2012, Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Senior BFA Exhibition, Plattsburgh, NY
2012, Myers Gallery, PAVA, Clothline II, Plattsburgh, NY
2012, Pouring Light Studios & Gallery, Migrating Passerines II, Malone, NY
2011, Myers Gallery, PAVA, Clothline I, Plattsburgh, NY
2011, Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Motion Exhibition: Fusion, Plattsburgh, NY
2011, Pouring Light Studios & Gallery, Migrating Passerines I, Malone, NY
2011, Myers Gallery, Studio 2011, Plattsburgh, NY
CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2018, WhiteBox, Vox Populi Gallery, The Maze, Philadelphia, PA
2017, Icebox Project Space, X’Cambó, Philadelphia, PA
2017, BlackBox, Vox Populi Gallery, 1+1+1+1+1+1+1 (co-curated), Philadelphia, PA
RESIDENCIES/AFFILIATIONS
2018, 
Performing Artist Residency, Asian Arts Initiative/Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
2016-2018, Member/Board of Directors representative/Communications Committee Chair, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
2017, Artist in Residence (Sound Residency), Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, PA 
2017, Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

AWARDS & HONORS
2018, 
Leeway Foundation Performing Artist Residency Grant at the Asian Arts Initiative
2017, Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant
2017, Merit Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center
2014-2016, Merit Graduate Assistantship (full tuition), Montclair State University
2012-2013, Honorary Partner in Education, NYC Department of Education
2013, Hiii Photography International Competition finalist
2013, Persbook 3rd annual Iranian contemporary art competition finalist
2012-2013, Merit scholarship, Pratt Institute
2012, Featured in Typography Served, Pantone Canvas Gallery, Pratt Portfolios Gallery, AIGA member Gallery
2012, Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award nominee, State University of New York
2012, Best of SUNY Student Artists finalist, New York State Museum
2011, Motion Exhibition award winner, Plattsburgh State Art Museum
2011, Nina Winkel Scholarship in Visual Arts, State University of New York
2011, Certificate of outstanding merit, 31st Annual Photography Contest, Photographer's Forum Magazine
2011, Merit scholarship, State University of New York
EDUCATION
2016, MFA in Studio Art, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
2013, MFA in Communication Design (graduate level coursework) Pratt Institute, New York, NY
2012, BFA in Art Studio, Graphic Design, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY
2010, Certificate in Interior Design, Academic Center of Education, Culture & Research of University of Tehran, Iran
2009, BA in Business Administration, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2016-present, Temple University, School of Theater, Film & Media Arts, Adjunct Lecturer: Web Art & Design, Videography (Graduate)
2016-present, Rowan University, College of Communications & Creative Arts, Adjunct Lecturer: Digital Media & Techniques, Computer Arts
2018, Moore College of Art & Design, Photography and Digital Arts Department, Adjunct Lecturer: Web Media
2018, Drexel University, Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Adjunct Lecturer: Design for Media I
2016-2017, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, Montclair State University, Adjunct Lecturer: Innovation Design & 3D Printing, Digitally Mediated Making
2016 & 2017, Moore College of Art & Design, Summer Art & Design Institute & Young Artist Workshop, Instructor: Perceptual drawing, Design Foundation, Graphic Design, Portfolio Development
2014-2017,  Kean University, Robert Busch School of Design, Adjunct Lecturer: Visual Form I (2D), Visual form II (3D)
2012-2014, AIGA NY, the Professional Association for Design, Mentor, Educational Partner

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2010-present, Independent Designer & Art Director
Working with a range of clients & studios from tech start-ups to luxury brands, educational institutes & publications. Select clients include:
   Craft Translation, Production Associate, New York, NY
   Levine Design Group, Design Manager, New York, NY
   Leeser Architecture, Communication Designer, Brooklyn, NY
   State University of New York, Saranac Review Literary Magazine, Graphic Designer/Consultant
   Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Graphic Designer, Plattsburgh, NY
2010-present, Founder & Creative Director, ModulusZero
A self-initiated studio dedicated to foster creative exploration & artistic research
2016_2018, R&D Coordinator/Academic Consultant & Mentor, the MixLab, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, Montclair State University
Facilitating local entrepreneurial design, Coordinating research management & dissemination, Developing Innovation curriculum
2009-2010, Assistant Global Marketing Director, SGS Germany GmbH, Hamburg, Germany

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
2017, 
Talk/Workshop Presenter, ImproTech 2017 Paris-Philly, University of Pennsylvania
2017, Guest Critic, Moore College of Art & Design
2017, Facilitator, Community Discussion: Women (cis+trans) & Non-binary Practitioners in Tech & New Media, Ulises
2017, Facilitator, Design Fiction Survey Critique, Montclair State University
2017, Guest lecturer, Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Moore College of Art & Design
2017, Speaker, Gallery Talk: Beef, Vox Populi
2017, Moderator, Panel Discussion with Ulises Books: XMedium, Vox Populi
2016, Panelist, Panel Discussion: 3D Printing Changes Everything, Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship, Montclair State University
2015, Workshop presenter, Annual Thinking Creatively Conference: Horizontal Body, Robert Busch School of Design, Kean University 
2014, Guest speaker, Gallery Talk, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University
2014, Workshop presenter, Annual Thinking Creatively Conference: Identity Systems (Realizing Gender in Typography) 
Robert Busch School of Design, Kean University 
2013, Guest lecturer, Visual Culture: Western & Non-Western Discourses, Robert Busch School of Design, Kean University
2012, Presenter, Survey Presentation, Pratt Institute
2012, Presenter, The Evolution of Type in Western & Non-Western Culture: a Communicative Agent of Metaphoric Shifts in Contemporary Arts, SUNY Plattsburgh

BIBLIOGRAPHY & PRESS
2018,
(Forthcoming) Monograph Book, X-SMALL, X-MEDIUM, X-LARGE
2018, Article, Edith Newhall, featured: Dead Ringer, Philadelphia Inquirer
2018, Review, Carl(os) Roa, Mina Zarfsaz presents ‘Dead Ringer,’ a house of mirrors at Vox Populi Gallery, the ArtBlog
2016, Review, Eleanor Heartney, Gathering, Magnan Metz Gallery
2014, Catalog essay, From There to Here, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University 
2013, Book, Designers’ Portfolio, Sandu Publishing Co., Limited, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
2013, Book, Art in Book 2, Sendpoints Publishing
2013, Online article, Narcissaminophen: Asia Awards 2013 Competition nominee, Designboom magazine
2012, Magazine essay, Global Projects: artists at home & abroad, NY Arts Magazine
2011, Catalog essay, The Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, New York State Museum
2011, Cover art: Lucid II; Published pieces: Journey & Riot, ZPlatt Literary Journal
2011, Published pieces: Neda, Photographer's Forum magazine
2011, Newspaper essay, Migrating Passerines Exhibition, Cover art: Lucid II, Malone Telegram newspaper
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