Associate Professor, Sculpture
Exploring shifts in meaning between object, image, and site, Tannaz Farsi’s work examines the contingent nature of memory and the role of the individual in environments of displacement caused by political upheaval and ideological conflict through sculpture, installation, and conceptual art practices. Farsi received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from West Virginia University (2004) and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University (2007). Recent solo exhibitions include Crowd Control at the Pitzer Art Galleries, in Claremont, CA (2013); Losing Themselves in a Distance to Far Away Heights at Disjecta in Portland, OR (2011); Of News and Reclamation at Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE (2010); The Future Belongs to Crowds at Ohge Ltd, Seattle, WA (2009); ECHOMAKER at The Barron and Elin Gordon Galleries, ODU University in Norfolk, VA (2009); the Formal Absences of Precious Things at Sculpture Center in Cleveland, OH (2008). She had participated in group shows including In Light Richmond at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA (2012); The Long Now at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, OR (2012); Beacons at Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI (2011); The 9th Northwest Biennial at Tacoma Art Museum in Tacoma, WA (2009); and Surreal Systems at Gallery Homeland, PDX Film Festival in Portland, OR. Farsi has received artist residency grants to attend Djerassi, Ucross Foundation, MacDowell Colony and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. She has been a finalist for both the prestigious Brink Award (Seattle, WA) and the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards (Portland, OR) as well as being the recipient of several honors for creative and faculty research, artist fellowships and travel awards.