Editor’s Note: Tannaz Farsi is a CSWS faculty affiliate. The following announcement comes from the UO College of Design website.
February 22, 2019—The Bonnie Bronson Fund has named the School of Art + Design’s Associate Professor of Art Tannaz Farsi as the 28th annual Bonnie Bronson Fellow. The prestigious fellowship fosters artists based in the Pacific Northwest.
The fellowship comes with a “no-strings-attached” $10,000 award. The Bonnie Bronson Fund also purchases an artwork from each fellow to add to its collection at Reed College. Past fellows include big names in the Oregon (and national) art world such as Marie Watt and Lucinda Parker.
Farsi—a multimedia artist who works in sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking, and digital media—has taught at the College of Design since 2008. Fluorescent lights, text, and photography appear frequently in her work. Farsi moved to the U.S. from Tehran in 1985 during the Iran-Iraq war. She was a Hallie Ford fellow in 2014.
Read more about Farsi and the fellowship in the Oregon Arts Commission’s Visual Arts Ecology Project.