Nahid Hagigat

White Wall Space Founder, Artist

Nahid Hagigat is a visual artist who combines her paintings with her own life stories. After graduating in Fine Arts from Tehran University, Nahid continued her studies in the United States. She received her Ph.D. from New York University in Art and Art Education, specializing in painting and printmaking. She often exhibited her art in Tehran and was instrumental in introducing printmaking to Tehran art galleries. She recently received her second Ph.D. from Huntington Pacific University in Art & Behavioral Therapy.

Nahid has had multiple solo and group exhibitions in the United States. In addition, her work is in numerous private and public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The British Museum, Tehran Museum of Modern Art, JP Morgan-Chase, New York University, and World Bank in Washington, D.C. among others. 

2007, Huntington Pacific University,
PH.D in Behavioral Therapy

1980, New York University,
Doctoral Degree Services I, II,  & III, New York

1973, New York University,
Masters of Fine Arts in Art Education & Creative Arts, New York

Museum Acquisition

Etching Plate Paints

Paintings on Glass

Other Works

Past Genres


2018 – 2020, White Wall Space, New York

2017, Susan Eley Fine Art, “Beyond The Ban”, New York

2016-2017, British Museum, “Recent Acquisition of Works on Paper”

2015, Maheh Mehr, Tehran, Group exhibition in support of MS    

2013, The Asia Society of New York, “Iran Modern”, NYC

2013, PAAIA, Benefit Exhibition, San Francisco, CA

2012, Leila Heller Gallery, The Young Collectors Exhibition, NYC

2012, PAAIA, Benefit Exhibition, New York

2011, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller, New York

2010, Zora Art Space, “One Generation, Seven Artists”, NY

2009, Brooklyn ARTtillery, NY

2009, Cityart 41 anniversary, New York

2008, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller, New York

2008, Homa Gallery, Tehran

2007, Tehran Museum of Modern Art, Tehran

2006, The Workmen’s Circle Gallery, Los Angeles

2005, The Workmen’s Circle Gallery, Los Angeles

2004, Maryland Federation Of Art, A National Juried Exhibition, Juror Selected Award Winner, Maryland

2002, Celebrity Center, World Contemporary Art, The Third Annual International Fine Arts Competition & Exhibition, Best of Show   Award, Los Angeles

2001, Center for Iranian Study, Washington, DC

2000, Eagle Rock, Veiling/Unveiling, Los Angeles

2000, Maison Francaise, Columbia University, New York

1999, CIMA Art Center, New York

1999, Center for Arts, Montreal, Canada

1999, CIMA Art Center, Summer Show, New York

1998, Workmen’s Circle Gallery, Los Angeles

1997, HTEL, Heckstcher Museum 38th Annual Art Exhibition, Award of Excellence, New York

1997, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

1996, Gallery 24, New York

1995, Gorky Gallery, New York

1995, Queens Museum, Annual Juried Exhibition, New York

1995, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

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