White Rooster, 2012.
Mixed media on canvas,
8x24 inch, an array in 3 parts.
Nahid Hagigat is an internationally exhibited artist, curator, art teacher, and art therapist. After graduating in Fine Arts from Tehran University, Nahid continued her studies in the United States. She received her Master of Fine Arts from New York University, and continued her study in Art Education at NYU in 1978. She recently received her Ph.D from Huntington Pacific University in Behavioral Therapy, specializing in Emotional Healing through Art. She is the founder and former Director of the Center for Iranian Art, New York, and former Art Director of Gallery 24, New York. Nahid frequently exhibited her art in Tehran during the 1970s and was instrumental in introducing Etching to Tehran art galleries. She has had multiple solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., including exhibitions in the Queens Museum in New York, Heckstcher Museum in New York and Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California. Her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Tehran Museum of Modern Art. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
1975- Present: Professional Fine Artist
2004- Present: Clinical Art Therapist and author of more than one hundred visual and mental imagery meditations on how to release a negative emotion as a form of art and transform the negative emotion to a new positive and empowering one. My objective is to provide and develop the connection of art and psychology for optimum healing of mind/body/spirit. Through my extensive experience in art and art education, and study and practice the psychology of emotions, I believe that a particular negative emotion, that is causing stress, changes not by willpower, and not by determination, but by "Mental Imagery," and "Expressive Art."