Kianoush Ramezani at NOVA

It was a wonderful evening with Iranian cartoonist Kianoush Ramezani, who came from Paris to join us in the gallery for a closing reception to his mid-career retrospective. His artist talk in the Lakeside Theater drew an interesting dialogue among students and visitors from the DC community.

We are grateful to our co-sponsors, our Campus & Community Life Fund and our Visiting Artist Fund made possible through the Chadab Foundation for Visual and Performing Arts.

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About Erin Devine, Ph.D.

Erin Devine received her Masters in Humanities from the University of Louisville and her Ph.D. in Art History from Indiana University. She has been active in a variety of roles in exhibitions planning, including the Curatorial Associate for the School of Fine Arts Gallery at IU, Exhibitions Manager for the Louisville Visual Art Association, and Director of Erin Devine Gallery in Louisville. She has juried numerous exhibits and competitions, while also exhibiting her own work in painting, installation, and performance art both regionally and internationally. In 2012, she was an Artist in Residence at Cite Internationale des Artes in Paris. As a scholar Erin has been published in the International Journal of the Arts in Society and Woman’s Art Journal (forthcoming), written exhibition reviews for The Berkshire Review and New York Arts online, and has presented a number of papers on race, gender, and postcolonial issues in contemporary art at several conferences in the U.S. Erin is currently Assistant Professor of Humanities at Northern Virginia Community College and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia where she continues to pursue her scholarship, new media and performance projects addressing activist concerns, and a manuscript of her dissertation From Translation to Transgression: The Feminism(s) of Shirin Neshat.

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