Iman Raad

Iman Raad is an artist currently living and working in Brooklyn. He mounted his first solo exhibition in New York at Sargent’s Daughters gallery in 2017, which was reviewed in The New York Times, Artnet, Vogue, Vice, and Timeout New York. Aside from exhibiting internationally, Raad is an also highly acclaimed graphic designer, included in Phaidon’s book of 500 most iconic designs of all time. He has won various national and international awards including 1st prize of Trnava Poster Triennial (2009- Slovakia), IGDS Diploma of 9th Tehran International Poster Biennial (2007- Iran), and Nomination for Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship by the Yale School of Art (2017- New York). His posters are held by Les Arts Decoratifs Museum, Ogaki poster Museum, Zurich Poster Collection, Iranian Museum of Graphic Design, and Isfahan Museum of Contemporary Art. Born in Mashad, Iran, Raad received his MFA in Painting and printmaking from Yale University in 2017. He taught Basic Drawing classes at Yale university (2016-17) and was a lecturer in Graphic Design department in Mazyar University and Amir-Kabir University (2008-10). He had artist talk at Lafayette College (2017- Easton, PA), American university of Beirut (2014- Beirut, Lebanon), Kunstquartier Bethanien (2013- Berlin, Germany), and Art University of Tehran (2011- Tehran). Raad was editor-in-chief of Dabireh Journal and a member of Dabireh Collective (2005-2012) researching on Persian language and script, calligraphy and typography. Iman Raad is currently a fellow in the Paint School, Shandaken Projects, New York.