Studio Fellow: Mojdeh Rezaeipour

Mojdeh Rezaeipour was born and raised in Tehran, Iran and immigrated to the US with her family at the age of twelve. She is a graduate of University of California Berkeley, where she studied architecture, and a graduate of Alt*Div, an alternative divinity school centering the intersection of healing justice and art as spiritual practice. Mojdeh’s work across various disciplines has led her to plant roots in the Bay Area, New York City, Los Angeles, Rome, Tokyo and Berlin.  Her solo and collaborative exhibitions include Soul Soil (2016), Belonging (2017), on matters of resilience (2018), Fractal Futures (2018), Learning; Unlearning (2019), Memories; Dreams; Reclamations (2019), and a pomegranate, a rose (2020).  Mojdeh’s work has been featured in Image JournalSo To SpeakDIRTBmoreArtThe Washington Post, NPR, and is also privately and publicly collected worldwide. She has been the recipient of multiple awards and fellowships, including The Studio Visit Fellowship at Takt Berlin (2018), Second Place at The Trawick Prize (2019), Virginia Museum of Fine Art Fellowship Grant (2020), The Nicholson Project Artist In Residence (2020), and VisArts Studio Fellowship (2020-2021).    

In 2010, Rezaeipour and her father co-founded Epicure Cafe (Fairfax, VA) — a restaurant, arts space, music venue and a haven of community for creatives in the greater Washington D.C. area, where she served as Program Director until 2019.  Since 2011, she has also been involved as a Storyteller, Story Coach and Producer with The Moth, and other storytelling communities in both Washington D.C. and New 

York City.  Alongside a full-time studio practice, she leads independent workshops on art, storytelling and divination.