Iman Raad

Adjunct Instructor

Iman Raad works across a variety of media, including painting, drawing, embroidery, graphic design, and performance lectures. His work has been featured in several books including The Phaidon archive of five hundred designs that matter and reviewed in media including The New York Times. Recent exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Flag Art Foundation, New York, Centro Cultural La Moneda, Santiago, Chile, the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia, solo show at Sargent's Daughters Gallery, New York, and Dastan Gallery, Tehran, Iran. Public collections include The British Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, the Allentown Art Museum, Lafayette College Art Collection, Les Arts Décoratifs, Ogaki poster Museum, Zurich Poster Collection, and The Iranian Museum of Graphic Design.

Raad (b. 1979, Mashhad, Iran) lives and works in New York City. He is currently a resident at the Queens Museum Studio Program. Raad holds an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sistan and Baluchestan.

Iman Raad Studio
Studio, Brooklyn 2018


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