Nasrin Iravani: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition April 16 – May 14, 2020 Opening reception, Thursday, April 16, 5-7 pm Nasrin Iravani is a candidate for the Master of Fine Arts degree in the department of art and art history at UA. She is completing her graduate studies in ceramics and serves as a graduate teaching assistant. Iravani presented her Master of Arts exhibition at UA with the April 2019 exhibition entitled I’m a Woman Here Standing in the Mist! and previously received the MA in Handicrafts (ceramics) from Tehran University of Art. Her work is inspired by figurative forms in Persian art. She presents a critical view of ethical and cultural issues in her art, including women’s rights and concerns. Iravani has participated in ceramics exhibitions internationally (Milan, Italy; Madrid, Spain and Tehran, Iran), and in the United States. Recent exhibitions include The Millennial Show Juried Exhibition, Dayton (Ohio), Clay: A Southern Consensus, New Orleans; 33rd Annual Alabama Clay Conference, The Ritual Table (Corning, New York), and Vitreous, New Orleans. Funding support for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art comes from the department of art and art history and the College of Arts and Sciences. Additional support comes from the Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition Fund. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 103 Garland Hall in the heart of UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here: http://bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information/. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. For further information, contact the gallery at 348-1891 or check our main webpage: https://art.ua.edu/gallery/smga/.