Educator Workshop

Thursday, September 22 , 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Caption: Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation), 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.

This free workshop for educators is presented with Nazafarin Lotfi’s exhibition. Meet the artist, experience her exhibition, and develop lesson plans. Materials and instruction provided by University Galleries. Registration required. Registration will close once capacity is reached.

A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture. Read more on the exhibition webpage.

Details

Date:
Thursday, September 22
Time:
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2022/nazafarin-lotfi/
11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
(309) 438-5487
View Venue Website

Artist Reception: Nazafarin Lotfi

Wednesday, September 21 , 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Caption:  Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation) , 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.

 

Join us at University Galleries for a free public reception for exhibiting artist Nazafarin Lotfi.

A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture. Read more on the exhibition webpage.

Nazafarin Lotfi: A Garden to Build is curated by Kendra Paitz, University Galleries’ director and chief curator. This exhibition is supported by University Galleries’ grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Alice and Fannie Fell Trust, Harold K. Sage Foundation, and the Illinois State University Foundation Fund.

Artist biography

Nazafarin Lotfi was born in Mashhad, Iran, and is based in Tucson, Arizona. She is currently the Matakyev Research Fellow at the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited at Artpace, San Antonio; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; The Suburban, Milwaukee; Brand New Gallery, Milan; Ana Cristea Gallery, New York City; DUVE Berlin, Berlin; soon.tw, Montreal; Everybody Gallery, Tucson; and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Artists Coalition, Logan Center at the University of Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago, Regards, Arts Incubator, The Franklin, Goldfinch, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, and Ralph Arnold Gallery, all in Chicago. Lotfi has been awarded artist residencies by the Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture at the University of Chicago, and Artpace International. She has received grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and the city of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. She received both her MFA and her post-baccalaureate certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her B.A. from University of Tehran. Her work is represented by Regards, Chicago. 

 

Details

Date:
Wednesday, September 21
Time:
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2022/nazafarin-lotfi/
11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
(309) 438-5487
View Venue Website

Artist Lecture: Nazafarin Lotfi

Wednesday, September 21 , 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Caption: Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation), 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.

Join us at University Galleries for a free public lecture by exhibiting artist Nazafarin Lotfi. A public reception for the artist will take place later in the day, from 4-6 p.m.

A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture. Read more on the exhibition webpage.

Nazafarin Lotfi: A Garden to Build is curated by Kendra Paitz, University Galleries’ director and chief curator. This exhibition is supported by University Galleries’ grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, Alice and Fannie Fell Trust, Harold K. Sage Foundation, and the Illinois State University Foundation Fund.

Artist biography

Nazafarin Lotfi was born in Mashhad, Iran, and is based in Tucson, Arizona. She is currently the Matakyev Research Fellow at the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited at Artpace, San Antonio; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; The Suburban, Milwaukee; Brand New Gallery, Milan; Ana Cristea Gallery, New York City; DUVE Berlin, Berlin; soon.tw, Montreal; Everybody Gallery, Tucson; and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Artists Coalition, Logan Center at the University of Chicago, Arts Club of Chicago, Regards, Arts Incubator, The Franklin, Goldfinch, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, and Ralph Arnold Gallery, all in Chicago. Lotfi has been awarded artist residencies by the Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics, & Culture at the University of Chicago, and Artpace International. She has received grants from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, and the city of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. She received both her MFA and her post-baccalaureate certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her B.A. from University of Tehran. Her work is represented by Regards, Chicago. 

Details

Date:
Wednesday, September 21
Time:
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2022/nazafarin-lotfi/
11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
(309) 438-5487
View Venue Website

Art Around You: Tour and workshop

Saturday, September 3 , 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Caption:  Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation), 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.

This workshop for youth ages 7 to 10 is presented with the Children’s Discovery Museum during Nazafarin Lotfi’s exhibition, A Garden to Build. Registration is required. Participants will receive a curator-led tour at University Galleries and complete a related art project at the Children’s Discovery Museum.

A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture.

Details

Date:
Saturday, September 3
Time:
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2022/nazafarin-lotfi/
11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
(309) 438-5487
View Venue Website

All-ages artmaking workshop

Wednesday, August 17 , 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Caption: Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation), 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.

This free workshop is presented with Nazafarin Lotfi’s exhibition. No registration required. Materials and instruction provided by University Galleries.

A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture.

Details

Date:
Wednesday, August 17
Time:
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Tags:
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11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
(309) 438-5487
View Venue Website

Nazafarin Lotfi: A Garden to Build (exhibition)

Caption: Nazafarin Lotfi, Counter-Landscape (House/Garden/Nation), 2022. Colored pencil on paper and archival pigment print on watercolor paper. 20 x 35 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Regards, Chicago.

 

A Garden to Build presents new drawings, sculptures, photographs, and prints by Tucson-based artist Nazafarin Lotfi. The artist’s practice is rooted in her experiences of growing up in post-Revolutionary Iran and continuing her education and artistic career as an immigrant in the United States. Lotfi cites the body, the house, the garden, and the nation as “some of the enclosures that define the self and other, inclusion and exclusion, access and belonging.” In her newest works, the artist explores her current location through the lens of garden-making, which, she points out, has a 5,000-year history in her culture.

Visit the exhibition webpage for more information and event listings.

University Galleries hours are:
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Thursday
9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday
Noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

 

Thursday, August 11 , 12:00 am Sunday, October 16 , 11:59 pm

Details

Start:
Thursday, August 11, 12:00 am
End:
Sunday, October 16, 11:59 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2022/nazafarin-lotfi/
11 Uptown Circle #103
Normal, IL 61761 United States
(309) 438-5487
View Venue Website