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Lunch on Fridays: Kymia Nawabi

September 18 2020

When 12:15pm - 1:30pm

“Soothsayer” (detail). Courtesy of the artist.

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Join us for a virtual lecture with Drawing Department visiting artist Kymia Nawabi, a first-generation Iranian-American who’s a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, painting and sculpture.
Nawabi graduated with a BFA in drawing and painting from East Carolina University. Since receiving her MFA in drawing and painting from the University of Florida, she has earned several prestigious residencies and awards, including the Winter Workspace Residency at Wave Hill (Bronx, NY); two-time grant and fellowship recipient in drawing with the New York Foundation for the Arts; the Keyholder Residency with the Lower East Side Printshop; winner of the reality TV series Work of Art; two-time Swing Space recipient with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; nominee and fellowship with the Aljira Emerge 10 Program; and fellowship and residency with the Women’s Studio Workshop.
Nawabi’s works have been showcased in prestigious spaces, including her solo exhibition, Not For Long, My Forlorn at the Brooklyn Museum (NY), which traveled to The Greenville Museum of Art (NC) and the Cole Art Center (Nacogdoches, TX). Other exhibitions include The Nothing That Is at the Contemporary Art Museum (Raleigh, NC), Opus Hypnagogia at the Morbid Anatomy Museum (Brooklyn, NY) and The International Biennale at the Queens Museum (NY).
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