Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
MFA Michigan State University
Mehrdad Sedaghat is an Iranian artist, designer, and educator, his research and projects focus on hybrid visual culture and its relationship to global politics in the Middle East and the United States. Born out of his life experience spanning two cultures, Mehrdad’s work critically and creatively focuses on human interactions. In doing so he hopes to enlighten individuals beyond what is commonly available in mainstream media, create opportunities for discourse and ultimately bring people together where politics has failed.
Mehrdad’s work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions, internationally and nationally at numerous venues including the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing; MI, Schmidt Gallery, Boca Raton, FL; Radin Art Gallery, Mashhad, Iran; and Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran. He is also the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including the Summer College Research Abroad Monies Award and the Selma & Stanley Hollander Fellowship while at MSU.
Mehrdad is an Assistant Professor in Graphic Design in the Department of Visual Arts and Art History at Florida Atlantic University, where he hopes to prepare students not only for careers as professional practitioners but also with a heightened understanding of design as a social practice.