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.
A resident of Miami and Chicago, Fereshteh has served as a member of the Prison and Neighborhood Arts project, a Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association for Interpretation, and a volunteer with Openlands’ TreeKeeper program. Fereshteh has trained with the Association of Forest and Nature Therapy Guides and is currently doing her practicum to complete her certification. 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 is an Assistant Professor in the Art and Art History Department of the College of Communication, Architecture, and the Arts at Florida International University.
Contact Fereshteh at ftoosi-at-gmail.com