WSS is pleased to bring together two phenomenal artists, Mojdeh Rezaipour and Latrelle Rostant for the next installment of our Artists in Conversation series.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 5:30 - 7:00 pm EST
images courtesy of the artists.
Join us for this live, unfiltered, online conversation between the artists about their process and practice, inspiration, and what informs their work. Questions from the audience will be welcome toward the end of this informal conversation.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Mojdeh Rezaeipour was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, and immigrated to the US with her family at the age of twelve. She is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, where she studied architecture, and a graduate of Alt*Div, an alternative divinity school centering the intersection of healing justice and art as a spiritual practice. Her work and voice have appeared in publications and programs such as Bmore Art, The Washington Post, Image Journal, and the Moth Radio Hour, among others. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Studio Visit Fellowship at Takt Berlin (2018), second place at the Trawick Prize (2019), Virginia Museum of Fine Art Fellowship Grant (2020), Nicholson Project Artist in Residence (2020), and a WPA Wherewithal Research Grant (2020-2021). Rezaeipour is currently based in the Washington, D.C. area, where she is a resident artist at STABLE, a VisArts Studio Fellow, and an upcoming Artist in Residence at the Wesley Theological Seminary. To learn more about Rezaeipour visit, mojdeh.art.
From Trinidad and Tobago, Latrelle Rostant is a textile-based artist whose work, created on a modular loom designed by the artist, explores what it means to be too foreign for the place she comes from and space she now occupies. She received her BFA in Textiles and MA in Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, and recently completed her MFA in Fiber and Materials at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Rostant has been awarded several artist residencies including the Vermont Studio Center and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Her work was included in the Target Gallery's 2020 Emerging Artist exhibition. To learn more about Rostant, visit latrelle.myportfolio.com.
Registration is free but an RSVP is required in order to obtain the Zoom link to join the conversation. Questions from the audience will be towards the end of this informal conversation.
This conversation is supported in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and The Joan Burgess Shorey Legacy Fund.