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Max Kazemzadeh, Ph.D ,MFA

Professor/Program Director/Chair
Art, Communication & Theater / Art & Media Design

Max Kazemzadeh

Phone Numbers

202-651-5480 (V)


Personal Website


Washburn Arts Building 115

Secondary Location

Washburn Arts Building (WAB) 113 (current office) and WAB 103 (Tinkerlab)

Office Hours

Tuesdays/Thursdays 1-3

BFA Painting & Drawing - University of North Texas (TX) 1998
MFA Design & Technology - Parsons School of Design (NY) 2000
PhD The Planetary Collegium - University of Plymouth (Plymouth, UK) 01/2020

  • Chair of Art Communication & Theater (ACT) Department (01/18-present)
  • Program Director of Art & Media Design (08/2014-present)
  • Director of the TinkerLab (01/2018-present)
  • Licensed 3D Studio Max Instructor (2002)
  • Qualified Laser Engraving (Summer, 2016)
  • Completed Training for Shopbot Alpha CNC Router Systems with VCarve (Spring, 2018)
  • Completed Training for Janome CNC Embroidery Systems (Spring, 2018)
  • Interactive Media including Web Design/Development
  • Robotics, Hardware and Sensor Technology
  • 2D and 3D Animation
  • Digital Film and Special Effects
  • Software Development for Apps, Games, Computer Vision Systems, and Immersive Reality
  • Automation and Fabrication Systems
  • Undergraduate Representative on Gallaudet University's Faculty Senate
  • External Consultant to the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of the Sciences for their monthly DASERs Events
  • Regular Collaborator with the Medialab Prado (Madrid, Spain)
  • Regular Workshop Facilitator at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (Beijing, China)
  • Ionian Center for Art & Culture. "Poseidon’s Pull (Revisited): Part 1: Channeling the gestures of a god” Project, Kefalonia, Greece. 06/15/18-07/15/18
  • Harvestworks Gallery, New York Electronic Arts Festival (NYEAF), “Pag-Day’17” or “PaggankDaywaygun (2017),” Governors Island, NY. 07/1-07/23/2017
  • ISEA: 2017: International Symposium of Electronic Art – 2017, “Colombiritmos: Manizales Coffee-Drip (2017),” Manizales, Colombia. 06/10-06/17/2017
  • Governors Island, NY. New York Electronic Art Festival (NYEAF). “Birdsong Diamond: Mimic”, in collaboration with Dr. Victoria Vesna, Dr. Charles Taylor, John Brumley, Joel Ong, New York NY, 07/1/16 – 11/15/16
  • Medialab-Prado, “Madritmos (2016),” Madrid, Spain. 07/15/16-11/15/16
  • Gallaudet CRATERs : Finding A Line Project with Max Kazemzadeh, Ben Ashworth, Garth Ross, Dave Mutarelli, Dr. Dave Snyder (2015-Present)
  • CAFA Digital Media Gallery, “Beirithms (2016),” in collaboration with Reza Safavi. Beijing, China. 06/15/16-7/15/16
  • American University Dubai, ISEA2014: 20th International Symposium for Electronic Art, “Dabarhithms: Palm Wish: Chasing Fairies,” Dubai, EAU. 10/30/14-11/08/14 (permanent installation)
  • Washington State University (Pullman) Museum of Art, Group Exhibition, "Poseidon's Pull," Pullman, Washington. 08/19/13-09/19/13
  • Gezera Art Center, Ministry of Culture of Cairo, Di-Egy Festival, Cairo, Egypt. 03/13- 04/13
  • Ionian Art Center, “Lake Melissani & the Sensory Syrynx: Re-living the Myth of Melissani,” Kefalonia, Greece, 08/12


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002