Funded by the Irvine Foundation’s Visions for a New California grant
Andaleeb Firdosy leaves a trail of texture and color through design and moving image. Her explorations into image making and visual communication began with photography and evolved through design for print, web, new media, motion and into filmmaking. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and is doing her graduate work in experimental filmmaking at California Institute for the Arts. Firdosy served as art director/designer (1999-2002) and visual arts chair (1999-2003) for the annual ArtWallah festival. She has spent the past 5 years on arts outreach projects, design projects, and curating for the Indo-American Cultural Center. In her current work Firdosy traces the lineage of handmade histories by animating still objects from swings to sewing machines which she sees as repositories of memory.