Katayoun Amjadi is an Iranian-born ceramicist and sculptor. She belongs to the generation of Iranian women who experienced a childhood of wartime and an adolescence of social and political turmoil under the post-revolutionary regime. In her artworks, she often considers the social aspirations that construct binaries, which shape our perceptions religion, gender, politics and nationalist ideologies. While cherishing the idiosyncrasies of her cultural heritage, she tries to make sense of the emotional turmoil involved in reconstructing a new identity as an Iranian-American.
Katayoun will receive her master's degree in Sculpture and Ceramics in 2019 from the University of Minneota. She received a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Islamic Azad University of Tehran in 2003 and a bachelor's of Fine Art from the University of Minnesota in 2013.
October 2 - 20
Monday - Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, Ahrnsbrak Gallery