Nazanin Hedayat Munroe, M.A., M.F.A.
Nazanin is an artist and art historian specializing in textiles. She received her Master of Fine Art in Fiber from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Bachelor of Fine Art from Savannah College of Art and Design in Textile Design. After working in the apparel and automotive industries as a designer, she returned to graduate school to complete a Master of Art in Art History from San Jose State University with a focus on Persian textiles . She is currently working on her Ph.D. with the University of Bern, writing her dissertation on East-West textile exchange and the role of fashion in identity. She has published several articles about historical textiles with the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC). Read Publications
Ms. Hedayat Munroe has exhibited her multimedia installations at museums and galleries across the United States, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco; The Detroit Institute of Arts; The San Jose Museum of Art; and the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, as well as other reputable venues. Her body of work is composed of handmade garments and textile-based installations, exploring and reinterpreting historical textile motifs, poetry, and expressions of cultural identity. She specializes in silk painting, silkscreen, weaving, and surface embellishment techniques and teaches regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
She is the owner and principal of Modern Ancient Design and Consulting, Inc. a NYC-based design firm and consulting company servicing individuals and organizations. For more information, please contact her at naz[at]nazaninDOTus