CurriculuVitae 

Drawing of Crumbled paper



Education

MFA 1996 Painting and Drawing, University of Arizona, Tucson

BFA 1993 Painting, University of South Dakota, Vermillion


Related Work Experience 

2005-Present, Professor of Art, Modesto Junior College, CA

Courses taught:

Drawing, 
Computer Graphics, 
Art Appreciation, 
Gallery Operation and Management, 
Photography, 

Oil Painting & Acrylic Painting 

Mixed Media 

Basic Design (Columbia College)


2005-2011, Director of Art Gallery, Modesto Junior College, CA
Responsibilities:
Curation and management of the art gallery exhibits
Serving on Celebration of the Humanities Committee
Serving on Program Review Committee
Chair of Gallery Advisory Committee
Coordinator for the Art Department Independent Study Courses


2001–2002 Adjunct Faculty, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA


2000–2001 Adjunct Faculty, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA


1998–2000 Visiting Artist, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Courses taught:

Life Drawing 

Figurative Painting 

Beginning Painting 

Beginning Drawing 

Teens Mixed Media 

Children’s Mixed Media 


Other Responsibilities:

Design and coordination of workshops with various community groups


1998–2000 Adjunct Faculty, Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA

Courses taught:

Life Drawing 

Beginning Painting

Beginning Drawing

Basic Design


Fall 1996 Visiting Lecturer, University of Arizona, Tucson

Courses taught:

Beginning Figure Drawing 

Advanced and Graduate Figure Drawing 

Advance and Graduate Combining Media 


1994-1995 Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Arizona, Tucson

Courses taught:

Color and Design

Beginning Drawing 

Beginning painting 


1994 Internship in Painting with Professor Robert Colescott 

1995 Internship in Painting with Professor Harmony Hammond

Collaborative Community Art Projects

2006 

Beyond the Mask; Workshop in Collaboration with Deborah Barr, Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall, Modesto, CA


2000 

Songs of Freedom; a Collaborative Mural Project with Inner-city Youth, Willkie House, Des Moines, IA

Edmundʼs Academy of Fine Artsʼ Family Art Workshop, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA


1999

My Story; a Narrative Book Art Workshop, Clarinda State Mental Health Institute, Clarinda, IA

Tucking You In; a Collaborative Quilt Art Project, Edmundʼs Academy of Fine Arts, Des Moines, IA

Identity Project and Workshop, Orchard Place-Des Moines Childrenʼs Home, Des Moines, IA


1998

Recycled: A Book Art Workshop, Meredith Middle School, Des Moines, IA

Other Creative Work Experience

2003– 2005 Director, Gallery Subversive, Cedar Rapids, IA
2000– 2005 Creative Consultant, True Identity Design Studio, Cedar Rapids, IA
1996 Co-producer, director, screenwriter, coeditor, Random Acts Of Man, (thirty-minute narrative video), Tucson, AZ 
1996 Co-producer, director, screenwriter, coeditor, To Be Disposed of (seven-minute narrative video), Tucson, AZ  
1992 Costume designer, Lakota Vision, a merging of Lakota tribal stories with modern dance, Public Television, Vermillion, SD
1989 Costume designer, The Princes Who Would Not Marry, Group Theatre, Rapid City, SD
1989 Costume designer, Axe Axe Axe, Group Theatre, Rapid City. SD
1988 Costume designer, Modern Dance Performance, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
1988 Costume designer, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Anatolian Players, Ankara,
         Turkey

Solo Exhibitions 

2005 

Re-orient, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

Survey of Common Senses, MJC Art Gallery, Modesto, CA


2004 

No Romance, Tyler Art Gallery, State University of New York, Oswego, 


2003 

SHEDDING, Gallery Subversive, Cedar Rapids, IA


2002 

No Romance, Macy Gallery, Teacherʼs College, Columbia University, New York, NY, 

Crisis and Dilemma, Summit Street Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, 


2000 

Survey of Common Sense, McAuley Gallery, Mt. Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA,


1996

From Far Away, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson


1993

Door to the Other Side, Worthington Community College, MN,

Small Works, Gallery 110, University of South Dakota, Vermillion,

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

Theory of survival: Fabrication, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2013

Faculty Reunited, Modesto Junior College, CA


2010 

The “F” Word, Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA

Faculty Exhibition, Modesto Junior College, CA


2009

Faculty Exhibition, Modesto Junior College, CA


2008

Faculty Exhibition, Modesto Junior College, CA


2007 

Transform/Nation, Eclipse Art Center, Arlington, VA,

Faculty Exhibition, Modesto Junior College, CA


2005

Locating Afghanistan, InteractivA 05, Merida, Mexico (Catalogue)


2004 

Somewhere Elsewhere, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley,

Remembering, Repressing, Forgetting [R] [R] [F] 04 exhibition at locations:

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

Center for Electronic Art, BEK, Bergen, Norway

New Media Art Festival, Bangkok, Thailand,

Electronic Art Meeting – PEAM, Vision 04 Festival, Pescara, Italy

BASICS Festival, Salzburg, Austria

VI SALON Y COLOQUIO INTERNACIONAL DE ART DIGITAL, Havana, Cuba

Festival of New Film and Media Split, Croatia

public_media_space Festival, Yerevan, Armenia

West Coast Numusic & Electronic Arts Festival, Stavanger

Biennale of Electronic Art, Perth, Australia

Orillaʼ04 – International Exhibition of Digital Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, Argentina


2003

25 Years of Separation, Articultural Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Falastine, Ofuroya: Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA


2001

Post-Exile: The Word Room, Janalyn Hansen White Gallery, Mt. Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA 

Alchemy, M.Y. Art Prospect Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

Making Waves In the Midwest: The Art of Asian Paper, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, IA 

Trans/Planting: Contemporary Art by Women from/in Iran, A Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada 


2000 

Evolving Perceptions; Art for Peace, Gallery 505, Washington D.C.

Beyond Boundaries; Contemporary Art of Iranian Women, Worth Ryder Gallery, University of California, Berkeley (catalogue)

MCM-Y2K: A Century of Art on Paper 1900-2000, Des Moines Art Center, IA (catalogue) 


1998

Works on Paper, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA 

Artists Guild, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

Toe Five, PEDESTRIAN: a Gallery of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL


Awards & Honors

2010

ArtSlant, January Artist Show Case Award


2004 

Eastern Iowa Chapter of American Ad Federation Awards:

Jurorʼs Choice Award

Gold, Advertising for the Arts

Gold, Political Category 

Silver, Identity Category


2001

Eastern Iowa Chapter of American Ad Federation Awards:

Jurorʼs Choice Award

Best of Category in Advertising for the Arts

Gold, Product Packaging

Gold, Advertising for the Arts


1998–2000 

Artist in Residence, Des Moines Art Center, IA


1998

Creative Work Funds finalist, San Francisco Bay Area, CA


1995

Graduate College Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson

Liquitex Excellence in Art University Award

Fee Scholarship, University of Arizona, Tucson


1994

Purchase Award, University of Delaware, Newark, 1994

Hudson Foundation Scholarship Award, University of Arizona, Tucson


1992

Gunderson Scholarship Award, University of South Dakota, Vermillion


1991

Oscar Howe Scholarship Award, University of South Dakota, Vermillion

Liquitex Excellence in Art Material Grant


1990

Wilbur Stilwelll Drawing Award, University of South Dakota, Vermillion

Selected Reviews & Publications

Gita Hashemi's Time Lapsed, Exhibition review,  Fuse Magazine, Toronto, Canada, Volume 36, Number 4

“Transform/Nation: Contemporary Art of Iran and Its Diaspora” by Lavanya Ramanathan, The Washington Post, June 21, 2007

“Established/Emerging” by Jon Carver, Art Papers, September-October, 2005

“Harmony Hammond/Haleh Niazmand” by Ellen Berkovitch, Art US, July-September, 2005 

“Established Emerging: Harmony Hammond: Big Painting, Haleh Niazmand: Re-Orient” by Jon Carver, The Magazine, Santa Fe New Mexico, June 2005

“Somewhere Elsewhere: Diasporic Visions of Space and Subject”, by Laura Kou, Fuse Magazine, Toronto, Canada, Volume 28, Number 1

“Neshat, The Friendly Other” by Haleh Niazmand, Fuse Magazine, Toronto, Canada, Volume 28, Number 1

“MJC Art Gallery Director Helping Artist Raise Voices” by Lisa Millegan, Modesto Bee, CA. November 9, 2005

“Seriously Funny, Deadly Serious” by Zane Fischer, Santa Fe Reporter, NM. April 2-26, 2005

“Re-Orient Your Way Of Thinking” Class Acts Arts and Entertainment, Crosswinds Weekly, Albuquerque, NM. April 14-21 2005

“Gallery Subversive Addresses Current Social Issues” by Amanda Pierre, Des Moines Register, IA. December 19, 2004

“Traces of Exile”, by Laura Kou, X-Tra, Contemporary Art Quarterly, Los Angeles, CA. Volume 7, No.3, 

“Arabs. Muslims. How does the West See Them? Artists use bold strokes to penetrate stereotypes” by Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle, October 23, 2004

“Arab and Muslim Art in a New Light at UC Exhibit”, by Jakob Schiller, Berkeley Daily Planet, CA. October 19, 2004

“A Question of Value” by Haleh Niazmand, Subversive Press, Cedar Rapids, IA. 2004

Locating Afghanistan, Subversive Press, Cedar Rapids, IA. 2004

“Click Art” by Judith Winter, Cedar Rapids Gazette, IA. September 5, 2004

“Tendenziosi Survey of Common Sense, surveys”, Hacktivisim, Neural.it, Italy, September 4, 2004

“The Art of Iranian American Women”, MESA Conference Panel Review by Wendy Debano, Middle East Womenʼs Studies Review, Fall 2001–Winter, 2002 

“Trans/Planting: Contemporary Art by Women from/in Iran”,by Carly Butler, Radical History Review, Duke University Press, Issue 82, Winter 2002 

Cover Art, “Survey of Common Sense”, Radical History Review, Duke University Press, Issue 82, Winter 2002

“Art and Tragedy” by Terri Cohn, Artweek, February 2002

“Alchemy”, Exhibition Catalog, Center for Iranian Modern Art, New York, NY. September 2001

“Trans/Planting: Contemporary Art by Women from/in Iran”, by Carly Butler, Mix Magazine, Toronto, Canada, Spring 2001 

“Willkie House Youth and Visiting Artist Collaborate and create Songs of FreedomMuseum News, Des Moines Art Center, IA. September-October 2000

“Teens Honor Black Leaders Through Portraits, Research” by Dana Boone, Des Moines Register, IA. August 2, 2000

Beyond Boundaries, Exhibition Catalog, Iranian Women Studies Foundation, Berkeley CA. June 2000

Selected Presentations & Interviews

2007 

Civic Engagement project commentator, The Yes Men, MJC

Guest speaker on diversity, Student club, MJC 

2006 

Civic Engagement project commentator, The Dreams of Sparrows, MJC

2005

Visiting Artist Presentation, Santa Fe Community College, NM2004 Panel Discussion “ The Art of Shirin Neshat” Understanding Islam Series, Mt. Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA

Interview “ Returning the Gaze”, Against the Grain, Pacifica Radio, Berkeley, CA 

2002 

Visiting Artist Presentation, Teacherʼs College, Columbia University, New York, NY

2001

Interview “ Survey of Common Sense”, Iowa Public Radio, Iowa City, IAConference Presentation, Special Session “Issues of Contemporary Politics in the Art of an Iranian Exile”, Middle East Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA

Conference Presentation, “Crisis and Dilemma”, Center for Iranian research and Analysis Annual Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

1999

Artist On Art, Des Moines Art Center, 

Visiting Artist Presentation, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Curation

2011 Grief & Gratitude:  A Celebration of Kathy Budd’s Art, Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY, Oswego, NY

2010 Material Matter, An exhibition of Drawings by Lindsey Muscato and Tinna Savini, MJC Art Gallery, Modesto, CA

2009 Pulsation, installation of kinetic objects, and video by Kimberlee  Koym, MJC Art Gallery, Modesto, CA

2008 Double Exposure, photography of the Burning Man Festival by Mel Lindstrom, MJC Art Gallery, Modesto, CA

2007 No Sweat, sculptures/installation relating to corporate sweatshops by Kathy Budd, MJC Art Gallery, Modesto, CA

2006 Flammable, photography of Iraq and Palestine taken during 2003-2004  by Babak Salary

2006 Hanibal Alkhas and the Party, paintings by Iranian Assyrian artists, MJC Art Gallery, Modesto, CA

2006 Master Works, selected works by master artist from MJC permanent collection, MJC Art Gallery, Modesto, CA

2005 Truly Yours, A collection of mail art and performance art  by L.G. Williams, Gallery Subversive, Cedar Rapids, IA

2004 A Question of Value, an exhibition of sculptures on labor issues by Kathy Budd, Gallery Subversive, Cedar Rapids, IA 

Public Collections

University of South Dakota

University of Delaware