Amir H. Fallah

Curriculum Vitae

  

EDUCATION

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

  

 AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS

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

2020 COLA Artist Fellowship (forthcoming)

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

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

- 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

 

EXHIBITIONS

2020 Solo Exhibitions

- Scatter My Ashes On Foreign Lands, MOCA Tucson, Tucson, AZ (forthcoming)

2019 Solo Exhibitions

- World Apart, Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece

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

2019 Group Exhibitions

- 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 

 

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018

-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, Jdeed.com, 7/5/2017

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

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

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

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

2016

- 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, Dailyserving.com, 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

2015

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

- Blair Schulman,Three Solo Shows Reshape a Single Museum, Hyperallergic.com, 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, Wowxwow.com, 06/8/2015

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

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

2014

- 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

2013

- 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, Dailyserving.com, 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

2012

- 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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

- 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,” Artkrush.com, 4/5/2009- Staff. “The New Ways Of Seeing,” The National, 3/2009

2008

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

2007

- Seth Curcio. Interview, Dailyserving.com, 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,” Artnet.com, 7/23/2007- Leah Olman. “The Good Type of Rogue,” Los Angeles Times, 7/6/2007

2006

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

2005

- 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

2004

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

2003

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

2002

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

2001

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