An Introduction to the Creative Fusion Fall Class: Behrang Samazadegan

Each time one of our Creative Fusion residencies ends, we think we will never see as wonderful a group of artists again. Each time we are wrong. As you will see with the Fall 2015 residency, our international guests have jumped into their work with both feet, connecting with the community and beginning to explore their own creative projects. We can’t wait to see what each of them will produce during their short but intense three-month stay here.

This is the fourth in a series of ongoing blogs introducing you to our new artists.

Behrang working with Rebekah Wilhelm

Behrang working with Rebekah Wilhelm

Behrang Samazadegan – Iran
Hosted by Zygote Press

Since his arrival, Behrang has enjoyed a number of activities at a variety of arts organizations in Cleveland. He attended an event organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Bellwether program; an exhibition at local gallery 2731 Prospect; Nevet Yitzhak’s artist talk and exhibition at MOCA; a Third Fridays event at the 78th Street Studios and Walk All Over Waterloo. 

At Zygote Press, Behrang has been busy connecting with other visiting artists and participating in events. He was recently joined by two artists from Germany, Tony Franz and Svenja Wichmann, who will be in residency at Zygote through October 24th. Behrang also met Adrienne Lichliter, a visiting artist from Dallas, and participated in her non-toxic wood lithography workshop at Zygote. During Zygote’s FREE THE INK Open House, Behrang conducted photo demonstrations with visitors from the Sparx City Hop tour. As his residency continues, Behrang looks forward to working with Corrie Slawson’s senior painting students at the Cleveland Institute of Art.