Regis College is pleased to announce that Niloofar Gholamrezaei, PhD an Iranian scholar of art, will join the university's humanities department as assistant professor of visual arts and general education this spring. She will begin the spring semester with classes in art history, basic design principles, and digital storytelling.

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Assistant Professor Niloofar Gholamrezaei

Prof. Gholamrezaei earned a BA in painting from the Tehran University of Art and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She recently defended her doctoral dissertation—on the relationship between realism and global modernism—in the program of Fine Arts at Texas Tech University. Her artistic and research practice engages issues such as perception and representation in modern and contemporary art from a cross-cultural perspective.

“Prof. Gholamrezaei’s diverse teaching experience in different fields of visual arts complemented by her studies in studio art, art history, and aesthetics will provide Regis students enrolled in her classes a unique perspective from which to interpret and discover artist intention,” said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Mary Erina Driscoll, PhD. “Regis’ liberal arts curriculum challenges students to explore an array of disciplines as they pursue their chosen major. Prof. Gholamrezaei will no doubt enhance Regis’ reputable arts program and inspire her students to pursue excellence.”

“As a professor, artist, and scholar my philosophies and practice align well with Regis’ mission. I consider making and teaching art as a means to promote awareness, understanding, and tolerance toward diverse cultures, perspectives, and people of different identities. I look forward to using the arts to engage and empower Regis students in their academic pursuits,” said Gholamrezaei.