Fereshteh Toosi

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Fereshteh Toosi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been shown at Groupe Intervention Vidéo in Montréal, Transformer Gallery in Washington DC, Art in General in New York, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Space 1026 in Philadelphia and the Boston Center for the Arts. She uses cultural icons to explore current events and popular mythologies through work in video, sound, performance, and public intervention. Fereshteh is the recipient of grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and residencies at the Experimental Sound Studio, the Experimental Television Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Berwick Research Institute. Fereshteh received a BA from Oberlin College and taught for two years in Japan before completing her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art. She has taught media art in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and recently completed a faculty fellowship in Arts and Civic Engagement at Syracuse University. Fereshteh joined the NMS faculty in 2008 www.fereshteh.net