I had the fortune of teaching a screenprinting workshop at Women’s Studio Workshop’s 2017 Summer Art Institute. My workshop was titled, Visual Poetry. While I was there I witnessed WSW’s talented interns make things happen. Shout outs to Serena Hocharoen for assisting me in the printshop. And El Horsfall for putting this video interview together.
Collaborated with Sahar Muradi to print a series of monotypes based on her poems. Our prints are a part of Of Soil and Tongues at Hampshire College Art Gallery. The exhibit is curated by Amy Halliday and Jocelyn Edens and runs from June 1 to October 1, 2017.
My prints are featured at City Lore Gallery, part of Poetic Voices of the Muslim World. The exhibition highlights the poetic traditions from four major language areas — Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu — and introduces poetry from Asia, Africa, and diasporic communities in the United States.
In November 2015, I was a resident artist at Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico. I lived, worked and explored with four talented women artists. I screen printed my latest word on fabric purchased at the bustling town square–zócalo. Emily Millichip made two shirts from the printed fabric.
Poison, written by Nadia Anjuman in the Summer of 2001 in Herat, Afghanistan.
I letterpress printed her original Farsi poem alongside an English translation by Diana Arterian and Marina Omar in September, 2015. I printed this to honor all the women who have been murdered in Afghanistan and beyond in misogynist societies.