Headshot of Massoud Pasha Rafat, M.F.A.

Massoud Pasha Rafat, M.F.A.

Professor of Art
Department(s): Fine Arts
Office: GRA 240
Mail Code: 5002
Phone: 702-895-3110
Email: pasha.rafat@unlv.edu

Biography

Pasha Rafat is a professor of art who teaches interdisciplinary courses in alternative photographic processes and Intermedia.

His light construction and sculptures echo the work of a group of 20th century artists whose interest lay in real and physical phenomena, rather than illusory material. Of particular interest to his work is the Russian Constructivists’ stressing of transparency of material and the California Light & Space Artists’ exploration of perceptual, spatial and atmospheric aspects of art.

Pasha Rafat’s work has been shown at Museum of Contemporary art in San Diego, Ace Gallery at Los Angeles, Nevada Museum of Art and others. His photographic work has been shown internationally in Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, Cypress and Turkey. His work is in permanent collection of IPG Building, La Jolla, CA, Museum of contemporary Art, San Diego, Sprint Collection, Rio and Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Center for Photography at Woodstock and Robert M. MacNamara Foundation.