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Maryam Khaleghiyazdi — Minnesota, USA

“My works have a lot of detail and that can be an obstacle. For example, in God Of Seigfred Hall, I had a series of illustrations with many details, textures, and patterns. I couldn’t paint all those details on the massive walls with uneven surfaces in a short amount of time, so I did research and found out that wheat pasting could be a solution. I could quickly draw my illustrations with full details in a small size through wheat pasting, scale them with a computer, print them in a large size by blueprint machines, and paste them on the wall.”

Maryam Khaleghiyazdi is an Iranian multi-media artist and design professor based in Minnesota. The area of her work and teaching covers different realms such as digital art, illustration, augmented reality, animation, and graphic design. Currently, she is the Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in the Art and Design department at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. She received her BA and MFA in Visual Communication from the University of Tehran, Iran, and her second MFA in Graphic Design from Ohio University, the US.

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