Nazanin Hedayat Munroe, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Nazanin Hedayat Munroe is an artist, curator and art historian of Islamic art and material culture. She received her Ph.D. in art history from University of Bern, Switzerland and M.F.A. in Fiber from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Specializing in historic textiles, she has published several articles with The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC) as well as other scholarly journals. Read Publications
Also maintaining an active studio practice, Dr. Hedayat Munroe has exhibited her multimedia installations at museums and galleries across the United States, and has received national acclaim for her work. 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. Most recently, she has been experimenting with smart textiles (e-Textiles). In her studio practice, she also specializes in silk painting, silkscreen, weaving, and surface embellishment techniques, and taught studio courses for several years with the Education Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dr. Hedayat Munroe is faculty at City University of New York, where she teaches Textiles, Fashion, and History of Dress.