About the Artist
Katayoun Amjadi (she/her/hers) is an Iranian-born, Minneapolis-based artist, educator and independent curator. In her artworks, she often considers the social systems that continually construct the binaries which shape our perceptions of Self and Other, such as religion, gender, politics, and nationalist ideologies. Amjadi is interested in blurring these boundaries and creating a balanced hybrid style both in life and art. Her art is an attempt to understand the relationship between past and present, tradition and modernity, and individual versus collective identity. Amjadi’s art also spurs discussion about our understanding of time, and the tangled roots of our histories. She holds an MFA in Ceramics and Sculpture from the University of Minnesota and currently teaches Visual Art courses at Normandale Community College.
About the Artwork
Dolorous Interlude : "A still image that captures a moment in a short time-lapse video that records the impact of water dripping on nine unfired clay pomegranate bodies. The fruit are bloodless and isolated, bone-white and fragile. They are set apart from each other, as if a crowd of bodies parsed for examination or surgical investigation…slow disembowelment unfolds… water returns earth to earth again."