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Currently: Practicing artist and assistant professor of sculpture, University of Oregon, Eugene
Background: Born in Iran and immigrated to the United States, Farsi received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from West Virginia University in 2004 and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University in 2007. She moved to Oregon in 2007 after accepting the first of several different positions in the Art Department at the University of Oregon, where she recently attained tenure. She has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions for the past 10 years in the Pacific Northwest, California, Ohio, West Virginia, Delaware and Massachusetts. She has been a finalist for both the prestigious Brink Award (Seattle, Wash.) and the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards (Portland) and has been the recipient of several honors for creative and faculty research, artist fellowships and travel awards. She received artist residency grants to attend Djerassi, Ucross Foundation, MacDowell Colony and the Bemis Center, and is a frequent lecturer at colleges, universities and art centers throughout the United States.