Shady Eshghi, M.F.A., is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts at the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences (HCAS).
Hailing from a family with strong roots in the arts and music, Professor Eshghi was predisposed to pursuing the arts. Graduating from Alzahra University of Tehran in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, she relocated to Miami in 2006 receiving her Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts. Following her graduation in 2009, she was selected for Oolite Arts (Art Center/South Florida). In 2010, she was granted permanent residency under the prestigious "Extraordinary Ability in the Arts.”
Spending formative years at an international school in Tehran cultivated her curiosity and passion for the world and its cultures. However the rise of the Islamic Revolution left her feeling as an outsider in her own land. After relocating to Miami and experiencing life as an Iranian immigrant, she quickly realized the feeling of being the “outsider” persisted very much the same in Miami, as in her post-revolutionary Tehran. Once again, art came to her rescue by becoming her stable nexus within moments of instability, enabling her to navigate transitional spaces, synthesizing her diametric worlds: secular and religious, Iranian and American, east and west.
Professor Eshghi’s work has been exhibited in various galleries and museums including Tehran Museum of Modern Art, Niavaran Museum of Tehran, the Girls’ Club, Broward College Rosemary Duffy Gallery, Art Center South Florida, Art Wynwood Art Basel, Miami Dade College, Vargas University, B.J. Spoke Gallery New York, International Islamic Contemporary Art, Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Arte Americas, Miami International University of Art & Design, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and Alzahra University of Tehran, among others.