Fereshteh Toosi designs experiences and objects using hybrid approaches that combine images, sounds, movement, and found materials. Fereshteh’s participatory art work takes many forms, ranging from oyster mushroom sculptures, films processed in mint tea and yeasts, and guided walks about the lithium mining industry.
Fereshteh is a member of the Prison and Neighborhood Arts project, a Certified Interpretive Guide, and a volunteer with Openlands’ TreeKeeper program. She studied at Oberlin College and Carnegie Mellon University, where she received an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art. She also holds a certificate in Environmental Urban Design from Archeworks in Chicago. Fereshteh lives in Chicago and teaches in the Media Studies program at North Central College in Naperville, IL.
Contact Fereshteh at ftoosi-at-gmail.com