Andrew Teheran is a New Jersey based sculptor, educator, filmmaker, and media artist. He was born in New York City to parents of South American and Scandinavian descent. Mr. Teheran holds a degree in Art History from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He went on to study sculpture and art education at Montclair State University where he earned his teaching credentials and has received his MFA in Creative Practice with Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany. Mr. Teheran has been teaching at East Side High School in New Jersey’s Newark Public School district for over eighteen years. Within the district and throughout the state, he has been decorated for his work in arts education. In 2009 Andrew received the Apple Computer Distinguished Educator Award. His pedagogical career continues at East Side where he created and developed its award winning, internationally recognized Media Arts Magnet Program. Andrew Teheran currently serves as a grant review panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and as a member of the board of directors for City Without Walls Gallery, along with his sculptural, film, media and educational work.