Laura Farahzad Mayer

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Graduate Student

Academic Areas

Research Interests

Graphic Design

Laura Farahzad Mayer was born and raised in Wisconsin where a love of letters drew her to pursue graphic design. She earned her BFA at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point before working as a graphic artist for Whole Foods Market. Her design work leans heavily into the hand drawn often as an illustrator and hand letterer.

She is currently pursuing her MFA at the University of Iowa where her work focuses on generational storytelling. Her work navigates ideas of memory, grief, culture and unreliable narration through a variety of mediums. She is especially fond of bookmaking, readymade objects, printmaking and is still drawing letters too.

Selected Works

Look at me I an old but I 'm happy I was once...bottom half of face
concrete floor, while walls, red phone with long cord attached to wall
Carpet on concrete floor with blocks and games
folded paper on white wall
black folders with colored paper inside side view