Elena Masrour

Elena Masrour

Visiting Assistant Lecturer of Art

OKevin Shookffice:

Kennedy Art 5

Contact Information:

Box 549021
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: 
E-mail: [email protected]

Brief Career Background:

Elena Masrour is an Iranian artist based in the US who lives in Birmingham, Alabama, and works as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Birmingham Southern College. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Kansas State University in 2022, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fabric & Textile Design from the Tehran University of Art in 2013.

Drawing inspiration from her homeland, Iran, Elena's artistic vision centers on the profound impact of religious propaganda over the past four decades, particularly after the Islamic Revolution. Through her art, she sheds light on the social transformations that have ensued, with a specific focus on the experiences of modern Iranian women. She critiques the pervasive influence of Islamic fundamentalist beliefs, which have often stifled personal freedoms and hindered progress, particularly for women in Iranian society.

Elena's paintings and prints have been shown in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Philadelphia, Ohio, Florida, Iran, and France.

Elena's work has been featured in publications such as SuboArt magazine, Artsin Square, Artist Talk, and Hand Magazine, solidifying her place among contemporary art's emerging talents.

Educational Background:

MFA, Painting; Kansas State University (2022)
BA, Fabric and Textile Design; Tehran University of Art, Tehran, Iran (2013)