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Arrowmont Craft Conversation: Sanaz Haghani

“All of these steps [to make each piece] … these quiet moments, are when I think most deeply about my work. I enjoy, I want those moments, I need those long processes.”

Arrowmont Craft Conversations continue with Sanaz Haghani, a talented mixed-media paper and printmaking artist and dedicated instructor. She discusses the inspiration of her work, how she crafts each piece individually, and the joy she takes from teaching multiple techniques to students on Arrowmont’s serene mountain campus.

Sanaz Haghani is an interdisciplinary visual artist and educator based in Athens, Georgia. She has an MFA in printmaking and book arts from the University of Georgia and a BFA in graphic design from Sooreh Art Institute of Higher Education in Shiraz, Iran. Sanaz is adjunct instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She taught printmaking and papermaking at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Along with her teaching jobs, she is Exhibitions and Curatorial Vice President at North American Hand Papermakers.

Haghani presented work in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her work is held in private and public collections, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts Permanent, Iowa State University, and Southern Graphics Council Archive.

ARROWMONT CRAFT CONVERSATIONS is a video series that highlights artists in the Arrowmont community. Our partnership with Arrowmont faculty and community members has contributed to Arrowmont’s longevity, growth as a school of arts and crafts, and our reputation as an institution that welcomes everyone. The artists who appear in this series exemplify the characteristics that represent the School — they span generations and are among the most experienced, capable, and innovative in the arts and crafts world.

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