An Artist of Two Worlds

Pratt Institute graduate student Nazanin Noroozi, 28, of Tehran, Iran, gets asked, “What is it that makes [your work] Iranian?”

While acknowledging that where she grew up has indeed influenced her creations, the Fine Arts student would rather avoid what she calls “stereotypical codes” and forge her own identity. And she wants her work to have a universal message, not one constrained by her country of origin.

“I am learning how to talk about my cultural background but to not rely on it all the time.”

Watch Noroozi in her element in this video produced by CUNY Graduate School of Journalism student Mathilde Hamel.

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