Amir H. Fallah

Curriculum Vitae



MFA in Painting

2005 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, California

BFA in Fine Art / Painting

2001 Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Baltimore, Maryland



2021 Vermont Corridor Public Sculpture Commission, LA Arts Commission, Los Angeles, CA (forthcoming)

2020 COLA Artist Fellowship

2019 Site-specific mural, 18th Street Art Center Public Art Program, Los Angeles, CA 

2018 Site- specific mural, Pow Wow Antelope Valley, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA

2018 Northern Trust Purchase Prize, Expo Chicago, Chicago, IL

2018 Site- specific mural, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ

2017 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists

2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation 2015 Painters & Sculptors Grant 

2015 18th Street Arts Center Artist Lab Residency, Santa Monica, CA 2002–2005 Jacob Javits Fellowship

2001 Maryland Institute, College of Art Barry Holniker Merit Scholarship

2001 Ovissi Gallery & Evolving Perceptions Iranian Artist Scholarship 

2000–2001 Maryland Institute, College of Art / New York Studio Program

1998 Maryland Institute, College of Art Trustee Award and Presidents Scholarships



-Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, FL

-McEvoy Foundation For The Arts, San Francisco, CA

- Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh, NY

- Cerritos College Public Art Collection, Norwalk, CA

- Smart Museum Of Art, Chicago, IL

- The Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond, WA

- Nerman Museum Of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

- Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE



2020 Solo Exhibitions

- Scatter My Ashes On Foreign Lands, MOCA Tucson, Tucson, AZ

2019 Solo Exhibitions

-What It Means To Be An American, South Dakota Museum Of Art, Brookings, South Dakota

- World Apart, Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece

- A Hybrid Heart, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel 

2019 Group Exhibitions

-Embody, Mandeville Gallery, Union college, Schenectady, NY

- LA Painting, Museum Of Art and History, Lancaster, CA

- Chronicles, Galerie Droste, Wuppertal, Germany

- The Project Room, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA

- Gardens, Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA

- 20th Anniversary Show, Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New Yor, NY

- Yin/Yang, 0-0 LA , Los Angeles, CA 

- Highlight: Gramercy, The National Arts Club, New York, NY

2018 Solo Exhibitions

- How Far We’ve Come, Denny Gallery, NYC, NY

2018 Group Exhibitions

- Horizon, Sharjah Museum Of art, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

- Blessed Be: Mysticism, Spirituality and the Occult in Contemporary Art, MOCA, Tucson, Tucson, AZ

- Curio, Brunswig Square, Los Angeles, CA 

- Opening The Trap, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA- Art Is Where The Heart Is, Galerie Droste, Paris, France

2017 Solo Exhibitions

- A Stranger In Your Home, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA 

- Unknown Voyage, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon 

- Almost Home, The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

- Faded, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

- Wild Frontiers, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2017 Group Exhibitions 

-Identity Document, Gallery Bergen, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

- LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art, Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO

- Unhomely, Denny Gallery, New York, New York

- One Another, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA 

2016 Solo Exhibitions

- Embedded Memories, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran

- Corner, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA

- All Experience Is An Arch, Hap Gallery, Portland, OR

2016 Group Exhibitions

- Human Condition, The Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

- Stars And Stripes, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2015 Solo Exhibitions

- The Caretaker, Nerman Museum Of Art, Overland, KS 

- Perfect Strangers, 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA 

- From The Primitive To The Present, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2015 Group Exhibitions

- Golden State, Calfiornia Contemporary, Bunsen Goetz Galerie, Nuremberg, Germany

-Tomorrow, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

- Uncommon Terrain, Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA 

- We Must Risk Delight- Twenty Artists From Los Angeles, 56th La Biennale Di Venezia, Venice, Italy

- In Good Company, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KS

- Darkness Invisible, Tempus Projects, Tampa, FL

- A Curious Blindness, Wallach Art GalleryColumbia University, New York, NY 

2014 Solo Exhibitions

- Between The Folds, JOYCE Gallery, Hong Kong

2014 Group Exhibitions

- When It Is Dark Enough, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

- Hey Stranger, Plug Projects, Kansas City, MO

- I’ll Show You Mine, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA

- Exquisite Corpse, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX

- Theory Of Survival:Fabrications, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

- Ten, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY

- Illusions Of A Perfect Utopia, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

-New Neon, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center For The Arts, Walnut Creek,CA

2013 Solo Exhibitions

- The Collected, The Third Line, Dubai United Arab Emirates 

- The Arrangement, The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

-The Collected, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA

2013 Group Exhibitions

- Sense And Sensibility I, Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery, Walnut, CA

- 10 Year Anniversary Show, Gallery Poulsen , Copenhagen, Denmark 

- Fever Dreams, Koplin Del Rio, Los Angeles, CA

- Desaturated Rainbow, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

- SuperCallaFragileMysticEcstasyDioecious, Lancaster Museum Of Art And History, Lancaster, CA

- Cash, Cans & Candy, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria 

- The Archaic Revival, Gallery Zic Zerp, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

- Desaturated Rainbow, Field Projects, New York, NY 

- Chockablock, University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

2012 Group Exhibitions

- Drown Me In Pictures, Latned Atsär, Los Angeles, CA

- Line Dancing, 5790projects, Los Angeles, CA- Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco, CA

2011 Group Exhibitions

- Show Off!, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

- Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

- The State: Social / Antisocial?, The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

- About Paint, Carl Berg Projects Los Angeles, CA

- I Don’t Need Your Money Honey, All I Need Is Love. Works From the Farook Collection, Traffic, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2010 Solo Exhibitions-

Spaced Case (Bong Rips, Magical Potions, Mystical Flora and Avatars), Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2010 Group Exhibitions

- Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

- Brain Drain, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD

- Tilt, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA 

2009 Solo Exhibitions

- Flowers & Terrorists, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL 

- Make It Believe, The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

- Ninth Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

2009 Group Exhibitions

- The Pop Of Colors, POV Evolving, Los Angeles, CA

- Re-mix, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA

- Almost Home, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY

- All Under One Roof, Tarryn Teresa Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

- Group Show Part 1, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO

2008 Solo Exhibitions

- Post Stagecraft, Redux Art Center, Charleston, SC

- Pedestal, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA

2008 Group Exhibitions

- Art on Paper 2008 Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

- Art After The Revolution: Contemporary Photography from Iran And California, SF Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

- Terradome, Art Dubai (Rhys Gallery), Dubai, United Arab Emirates

- The Aerials of Sublime Transscapes, Lookal 01, Breda, The Netherlands

- Group Show curated by Barnaby Whitfield, 31 Grand, New York, NY

- Feel The Difference - Cultural Branding Remix, Works, San Jose, CA

- What Do You Care?, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

- Some Paintings, the 3rd LA Weekly Annual Biennial, Track 16, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Solo Exhibitions

- Rhys Gallery, Boston, MA (with Evelyn Rydz)

- Under The Indigo Dome, The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2007 Group Exhibitions

- Rogue Wave, LA Louver, Venice, CA

- Artists Annual 2007, BlK/MRKT Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006 Solo Exhibition

- I Wanted To Change The World But All I Changed Was Myself, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY

2006 Group Exhibitions

- Mulvane Museum of Art Re-Opening, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

- Planescapes, Laband Gallery: Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

2005 Solo Exhibitions

- You know where you came from, you know where you are going, and you know where you belong, The Third Line, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

2005 Group Exhibitions

- Supersonic, LA Design Center, Los Angeles, CA

- Thesis Exhibition, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

- Love Songs, Overtones, Los Angeles, CA- Cornceptual Popstraction, Cherrydelosreyes, Los Angeles, CA

-Lost In _ _ _ _ _, 4-F, Los Angeles, CA

- Painting LA, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA - New York Armory Show, Raid Projects, New York, NY

2003 Group Exhibitions

- Emotional Sensibilities, CP Artspace, Washington, D.C.

- I Am Human And I Deserve To Be Loved, Overtones, Los Angeles, CA

- Amirica, Artspace, Richmond, VA

2002 Group Exhibitions

- New Talent IV, Siganal 66, Washington, D.C.

- M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY

2001 Group Exhibitions

- PORNGLOSSDOPE, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, N

- Calligraphic Legacy, Transamerica Pyramid Gallery, San Francisco, CA 




-Madeline Wells, Interface Gallery Exhibit “Opening the Trap” Explores Hybrid Identities, East Bay Express, 3/21/2018

-Megan Abrahams, The Veiled Portraits of Amir H. Fallah, Fabrik Magazine, 1/1/20182017

-Brenda Rees, Artists take historic Highland Park stained glass studio in a new direction, The Eastsider, 8/22/2017

-Sandi Hemmerlein, Judson Studios Takes a 12th-Century Art Form Into the 21st Century, KCET Artbound, 8/21/2017

-Jyoti Kalsi, Amir Fallah’s Dubai Exhibit On The Idea of Home, Gulf News, 7/13/2017

- Georgina Lavers, Over in Alserkal, Artists Seek to Invert Identity Clichés, Vision, 7/2017

- The Unhomely, Blouin Artinfo,7/6/2017 

- Lizzy Vartanian Collier, The Influences of Pop-Art On Contemporary Persian Artists,, 7/5/2017

- Sarah Cascone, The 30 Hottest Group Shows to See in New York This Summer,, 7/3/2017

- Anna Brady, Amir H. Fallah: Coming Home, Harpers Bazaar Art Arabia, 6/1/2017

- Calder Yates, Odd Jobs: Amir H. Fallah,, 4/3/2017

- Jennifer Greenberg,Controlled chaos, ‘Wild Frontiers’, Timeout Israel, 1/19/2017


- Rebecca Anne Proctor, The Fabric Of Our Identity, Harpers Bazaar Art Arabia, Winter 2016

- Matt Stromberg Exhibition in Former Hospital Puts Both Art and Gentrification on Display, Hyperallergic. 11/16/2016

- Hannah Harris Green and Morgan Green, Human Condition: Limbo in an Abandoned Hospital, Art21, 10/3/2016

- Ekin Sanac, Portrelemenin Biraz Daha “Dürüst” Yolu, Bant Magazine, 6/10/2016

- Ashley Stull Meyers, Amir H. Fallah: All Experience Is an Arch at Hap Gallery,, 4/22/2016

-Sans Titre (2016): Art’s New Guard On Show In Paris Exhibition, Marie Périer, Vogue Paris, 4/5/2016

- Matteo Lonardi, Universally Iranian: artists without borders – in pictures, The Guardian, 3/8/2016


- Danna Lorch, The Secret Playlist, Selections Magazine, 11/1/2015

- Blair Schulman,Three Solo Shows Reshape a Single Museum,, 09/17/2015

- Danna Lorch, Amir H. Fallah Creates a Portrait in Cactus and Lava Lamps in The Caretaker, Artslant, 8/25/15

- Gina Kaufmann, Symbolic Succulents, KCUR 89.3, 08/11/2015

- Tim MacLean, Behind The Exterior,, 06/8/2015

- Holland Cotter, A Curious Blindness, New York Times,06/6/2015

- Anna Nelson, Amir H. Fallah: Expressions Of Identity,, 02/20/2015 


- Victoria Casal-Data, To Deconstruct And Veil, Art At Bay Issue 1.3, 06/01/2014

- Gabe Scott, Amir H. Fallah, Juxtapoz Magazine, 02/01/2014

- Stephanie Sykes, Two Of A Kind, Harpers Bazaar Art Arabia, 01/10/2014

- Sara Mohazzebi,Possesions Of Sincerity, Canvas Magazine 01/10/2014


- 100 Best Fall Shows, Modern Painters, 10/09/2013

- A.Moret, Fever Dreams Review, art ltd., 09/2013

- A.Moret, The Color TheoryOf Two Coasts, Installation Magazine, 08/24/2013

- Shana Nys Dambrot, Desaturated Rainbow, LA Weekly, 08/20/2013

- Anna Seaman, Dubai Still Life Exhibit Inspired By Classics,The National 07/20/2013

- Jenny Hewett, Flemish Floral Art In Dubai, Time Out Dubai, 07/16/2013

- “The Arrangement” By Amir H. Fallah, Islamic Arts Magazine, 07/12/2013

- Megan Koester, Fever Dreams At Koplin Del Rio, Fabrik Magazine, 07/10/2013

- Maymanah Farhat , In Conversation With Amir H. Fallah, Jadaliyya, 07/03/2013

- Hilary Harkness, Studio View: Painter Amir H. Fallah,Huffington Post 4/30/2013

- Rachelle Reichert, Artist Interview: Amir H. Fallah, Art-Rated 4/29/2013

- Kelly Inouye, Amir H. Fallah: The Collected at Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, 4/17/2013

- Amelia Sechman, The Right Stuff: Amir H. Fallah At Gallery Wendi Norris,, 3/21/2013

- George Melrod, Artist Profile: Amir H. Fallah, art ltd., 03/01/2013

- A. Moret, Featured Cover Article, Installation Magazine Issue:01, 03/12/2013


- Tracy Harnish, Amir H. Fallah: The Coded Portrait Of A Ghost, Huffington Post Arts, 11/28/2012

- Catlin Moore, Fresh Faces In Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know, Fabrik Magazine, 10/02/2012

- Shana Nys Dambrot, 10 Great Artworks At Art Platform Los Angeles, LA Weekly 10/02/2012

- Matt Bua & Maximillian Goldfarb, Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings, Laurence King, 10/1/2012

- Priscilla Frank. Amir Fallah’s Still Lifes Electrify Frey Norris Gallery, Huffington Post Arts, 02/29/2012

- Kyle Fitzpatrick,Beauty, Decay, And Art Making In Los Angeles: An Interview with Amir H. Fallah, Los Angeles I’m Yours, 1/1/2012


- Bill Donovan. In Conversation with Amir H. Fallah, Whitehot Magazine, 11/15/2011- Yasmin Mohseni. Beyond The White Cube,, 10/4/2011- The Belle Campagne Issue, Kultorama, 2011- Editors Pick, New American Paintings #91, 2011


- David Pagel. Culture Monster, Los Angeles Times, 8/29/2010- Hiya Swanhuyser. “In Which We Get Told,” SF Weekly, 1/3/2010


- Charles Crowell. “Macabre, But Colorful,” The National, 4/29/2009- Jyoti Kalsi. “Fantastical By Second Nature,” Gulf News, 4/30/2009- Paul Laster. “A Cultural Hybrid With A Vision,”, 4/5/2009- Staff. “The New Ways Of Seeing,” The National, 3/2009


- Josef Woodard. Pedestal, Artweek, 7/2008- Jessica Jardine. “Pedestal,”, 3/5/2008- Jeffrey Ryan. What Do You Care?, Frieze Magazine Online, 2/5/2008- Doug Harvey. “Some Paintings,” LA Weekly, 9/9/2008


- Seth Curcio. Interview,, 2/9/2007- Cate McQuald. “Constructing Forts On Canvas,” Boston Globe, 9/27/2007 - George Melrod. “Rogue Wave,” Art Ltd Magazine, 9/2007- Emma Gray. “LA Confidential,”, 7/23/2007- Leah Olman. “The Good Type of Rogue,” Los Angeles Times, 7/6/2007


- Peter Frank. “10 Emerging Artists,” LA Weekly, 1/6/2006


- Dolly Amez. “Art Scene: Where Graffiti Meets Art,” Inside Out Dubai,10/2005

-Soraya Roberts. “American Graffiti,” Time Out Dubai, 9/1/2005- Arts Editor. “Portraits of a Lady,” What's On Dubai, 9/2005

- Nadine K. “A Space Exploration,” The Buzz Dubai, 9/13/2005


- Peter Frank. “Pick Of The Week: Cornceptual Popstraction,” LA Weekly, 12/3/2004 -Maryam Ovissi. “Amir H. Fallah,” Bidoun Magazine Issue: 00


- Doug Harvey. “Apocalypse Maintenant,” LA Weekly, 8/7/2003


- Emily Hall. “Art : Review / Painters and Emperors,” The Stranger, 1/30/2002


- Anna Fahey. “Tagging Westward,” Seattle Weekly, 12/20/2001- Emily Hall. “The Stranger Suggests,” The Stranger, 12/6/2001