Nazanin Hedayat Munroe, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Nazanin Hedayat Munroe is a New York-based artist, curator and textile historian. 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 garments and woven textiles from the Early Modern Persianate world, 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. Most recently, she has been experimenting with smart textiles (e-Textiles) that combine her historic research with 21st century technology. Her body of work is composed of handmade garments and textile-based installations, exploring and reinterpreting historical textile motifs as expressions of cultural identity. Her studio practice includes silk painting, silkscreen, weaving, and surface embellishment.
Dr. Hedayat Munroe is Director of Textile Technology and Assistant Professor, Business and Technology of Fashion at NYC College of Technology/City University of New York.
Faculty Page: http://citytech.cuny.edu/faculty/NMunroe