Tuesday, January 19
5:00 – 6:30 PM
The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
CFA 111, Carnegie Mellon University
Exhibiting artist in “Maximum Minimum in Unum“, CMU Miller Gallery, opening Jan 22.
Laleh Mehran constructs elaborate artworks focused on complex intersections between politics, religion, and science. The progeny of Iranian scientists, Mehran’s relationship to these issues is necessarily complex; even more so given today’s political climate in which certain views can have extreme consequences. These considerations influence her work to be as veiled as it is explicit, as personal as it is political and as critical as it is tolerant. Currently an Associate Professor and Graduate Director in Emergent Digital Practices at the University of Denver,Mehran received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Electronic Time-Based Media, and has exhibited internationally at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in the United Arab Emirates, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, and more.
For more information on the Carnegie Mellon School of Art Lecture Series, visit www.cmu.edu/art/lectures