The American Academy of Art, Faculty, Department of Humanities and Sciences
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lecturer, Department of Contemporary Practices and Department of Continuing Studies.
MA Philosophy, DePaul University; MFA Studio emphasis in Interior Architecture, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
My interest and training in philosophy, art, and design reflect my commitment to bridging the gap between critical research and creative synthesis. My international experience – Lahore, Pakistan (1966-68), Ankara, Turkey (1968-72), and Kabul, Afghanistan (1972-77) – and heritage draw me to the crossroads of politics, art, architecture, and archaeology, to post-war reconstruction, autonomous modernization, global aesthetics, and the multiplicity and diversity of cultures. I have an active, multi-disciplinary practice in which I work as a visual artist with special focus on digital media, a critical and creative writer, and a designer at the object and architectural scales. I situate my studio practice on the edge of image and object making conventions, and questions concerning technology and ecology. Through it, I interrogate dominant design sensibilities and the purchase they command on what counts as form and practice. My work explores other commencements in the critical absence of alternative sensibilities and novel artistic commitments. It plots new perceptual possibilities, probable geometries, unforeseen practical realities, unimagined subjectivities, and dense material auras in which to become caught and reflectively absorbed.