Faculty workshop | Criticism & Value

The Criticism & Value series begins with a conversation between host Ernest A. Bryant III and Iranian interdisciplinary artist Leila Seyedzadeh, whose work addresses imaginary landscapes and the subconscious. It is as if she is attaching pieces of her memories, and by doing so, destroying their meaning, thus creating a landscape immersed in placelessness.

Leila Seyedzadeh is an Iranian interdisciplinary artist based in New York who received her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2019 and BA from The University of Science and Culture in 2014. She was a recipient of the H. Lee Hirsche prize and Soma Summer fellowship at Yale School of Art. She has been invited to participate in exhibitions, including shows at ChaShaMa, The border project space, High line nine Gallery, Dubai art fair, and Dastan Gallery. Her work is represented in institutional exhibitions in the US and Iran, including Green Hall Gallery at Yale University and Ahvaz Contemporary Art museum in Iran. She completed residencies at Nars and NYFA in New York, and at SOMA in Mexico City.

Instructor Bio
Ernest A. Bryant III, L.P.I., is an artist and critic from the USA. He has a background in interdisciplinary art. He earned a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, an MFA from Yale University, School of Art, where he focused on critical theory, new media, and printmaking; and earned a second MFA in Art Writing & Criticism from the New York School of Visual arts, where his focus was art and society’s relationship to nature. Bryant is currently an SEI Fellow and assistant professor in the Division of Experimental Foundation Studies, and the Illustration department.

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Monday, November 29 at 6:00pm to 7:45pm

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Workshop, SEI Event, SEI Workshop


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