Ali Seradge is an Iranian-American from Oklahoma City. He currently lives and works in Chicago. Seradge utilizes the framework of “old world” myths and examines them with a contemporary critical eye. He incorporates ideas of Persian ornament, North American flesh, and borderless culture in his work.
As a 2nd generation American, he acts as an outsider between worlds. Not quite Iranian and definitely perceived as not quite American, Seradge finds himself in the limbo many children of immigrants inhabit. While many choose one side over the other, and some embrace both, Ali stares into the limbo. In that swirling void of culture, he believes lies the future of the still nascent American culture.