Textiles MFA candidate and Welch Fellow Maryam Palizgir is one of the many Ernest G. Welch grads participating in the BURNAWAY Studio Soirée at Georgia State University this Friday. Palizgir recently won the first prize award (the Golden Gazelle) at the 6th Iran International Green Film and Visual Art Festival (IIGFF6) in the conceptual arts category.
Palizgir was born in Iran. She received her BA in graphic design from the Alzahra Art University of Tehran and is currently pursuing her MFA in textiles at GSU. She works in a variety of mediums and her process involves deconstructing and reconstructing an image, object, or matter through mixed media and material manipulation.
She explores the notion of identity, humanitarian principles, environmental issues caused by humans, time, and culture clashes. Palizgir has exhibited and presented her work in group shows nationally and internationally in the United States, Iran, UK, France, Russia, and Germany. She has been a member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS) since 2004 and the institute for Promotion of Contemporary Visual Art since 2012 in Iran. She was an artist in residence at the Cornelius Art Foundation in Lagamas, France, in 2014 and received a grant from Triangle Network in London for her Residency at the Cornelius Foundation in 2014. In 2016, her work was awarded an honorable mention in the Fifth Annual Dean’s Art Award in the College of Arts & Sciences. See more on her website.