Parisa Ghaderi
(517) 353-7827

Kresge Art Center
600 Auditorium Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824

FacultyArt, Art History, and Design

Assistant Professor
Graphic Design

Curriculum Vitae


Parisa Ghaderi is a visual artist, curator, educator, and filmmaker. She earned her B.A. in Visual Communications from Art & Architecture University (Tehran, Iran) and her M.F.A. in Art and Design from the University of Michigan.

She works across different media. She has made four short films and two animations and recently directed a performance about the border situation in the U.S. for Iranian immigrants. In addition, she has co-curated “Inner Fragments: Contemporary Iranian Women Artists,” which showcased original artwork from Iran, and traveled to the University of Michigan, University of Maine, Fitton Center in Ohio, Norwest Gallery in Detroit, and Michigan State University. Her other curatorial work includes “Not Far From Here,” which screened Iranian video artists at Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, and “Address Unknown,” at annex Galley Detroit, exhibited the work of eight immigrant artists from India, Columbia, Kosovo, Mexico, Honduras, Surinam, and London who work and live in the Detroit area. 


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University News

Faculty Voice: Celebrating Nowruz
Published March 20, 2023 in College of Arts & Letters
Nowruz is the Iranian New Year celebrated by many ethnicities around the world, with origins in ancient Persian culture. It marks the beginning of spring and includes rich traditions that symbolize…Read now »
Faculty Voice: Art Elevates Iranian Women, Life, and Freedom Protests
Published December 1, 2022 in College of Arts & Letters
In this Faculty Voice, Parisa Ghaderi, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, shares her experience as an Iranian scholar and artist in the…Read now »
Shattering Stereotypes of Iranian Women Through Art
Published February 3, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
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As a visual artist, curator, and filmmaker, Parisa Ghaderi has always taken into consideration her identity as an Iranian woman and has expressed her identity through her…Read now »
College Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members
Published August 22, 2019 in College of Arts & Letters
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This year, the College of Arts & Letters welcomes 28 new faculty and staff members. They include the following:  Sara Allison Sara Allison, Administrative Business…Read now »