Laleh Khorramian


New York, USA
Laleh Khorramian was born in Tehran, Iran and went on to study painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Following that, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Art at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. In 2004, she gained her MFA at Columbia University, NY.

As she endlessly zooms and crops into her monoprints Khorramian's process explores the fractal nature of her painterly landscapes. A variety of playful and intriguing characters interplay in theatrical narratives set up on paper, canvas and brought to life in animation.

Khorramian depicts the spectacle of unfolding human tragi-comedies in picturesque, often abstract and deeply spatial settings.


place & year of birth
1974 in Tehran, Iran

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education
2004
MFA, Columbia University, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA

1997
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

1995
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA


solo exhibitions
2009
Scene 9, Water Panics in the Sea, Galerie Krinsinger Galerie, Vienna, Austria

2008
Zenith and Nadir, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
I Without End, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, NY, USA

2007
Surface to Air, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, USA

2006
Laleh Khorramian, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

2005
Chopperlady, Salon 94, New York, NY, USA


group exhibitions
2009
Site Santa Fe Biennale, Site Santa Fe, NM, USA
RAAD O BARGH, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Unveiled, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Play, Monica de Cardenas Gallery, Milan, Italy

2008
Moab Video Project, August 10-16, Moab, Utah, USA
East/West Dialogue, LMTH Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2007
Dream of Today, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nocturnes, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, USA
M.A.S.H, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart & Omar Lopez-Chahoud, New York, NY, USA
The Uncertain States of America-American Video Art of the 3rd Millennium Moscow
Biennial, Moscow, Russia
Hello I’m Crashing, Salon 94, New York, NY, USA
Cosmologies, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2006
Palette, Greenberg Van Doren, New York, NY, USA
Land Mine, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, USA
Drawing III (Selected), G Module, Paris, France
Extracity, E-Flux Video Rental Project, Antwerp, Belgium
Cine Pobre Film Festival, Gibara, Cuba
Edun, Salon 94. New York, NY, USA
The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY, USA

2005
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY, USA
Rainbow, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Beirut, Lebanon
Nocturnes, Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
Greater NY 2005, P.S.1 Museum, Long Island, NY, USA

2004
E-Flux Video Rental Project, E-Flux, New York, ongoing worldwide tour
Strange Animals, HDTS 4. Curated by F. Laserre and C. Gast, Joshua Tree, CA, USA
After Goya, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
MFA Thesis Show, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Turning Points, Leroy Neiman Gallery/Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

2003
MFA First Year Show, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

2002
Artists Books, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

1997
BFA Show Cirkuassado The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Cirque Noir 3, Gnu Yak Gallery/Gallery 2, Chicago, IL, USA


bibliography
2009
16 Artistes Iraniens, Exporama, May 2009
Raad O Bargh, Art Press, May 2009
Raad O Bargh, L’Express, Feb – March 2009
Émirs Art, La Tribune Supplement, Debras, Berenice, online
Mystery Perse, Demir, Anaid, bc,

2008
Fact and Fiction Meet, Clothed in Relativity, Haroon, Layla, December 2008, pg. 14 - 15
Peel to Reveal, Inside Out, Bartlett, Inga-Marie, December 2008, pg. 116-118
Once More With Peeling, Lord, Christopher, October 2008, pg. 77
To Be and Not To Be, Yusuf, Muhamed, Gulf Today, October 2008, pg. 24 - 25
Laleh Khorraman: I Without End, Vali, Murtaza, Art Asian Pacific, Sept-Oct 2008
Preview, Azimi, Negar, Bidoun, Spring
The light fantastic, Wolff, Sarah, The National, October 26
Introducing Laleh Khorramian, Cornell, Lauren, Modern Painters, June, p. 56
Art in Review, Rosenberg, Karen, The New York Times, June 20
Galleries Downtown, The New Yorker, July 7
Gotham Art & Theater, Kley, Elisabeth, artnet,, June

2007
Women’s Art at Mills College, Baker, Kenneth, San Francisco Chronicle, October 20
10 artists in NY, Zita, Carmen, Trace Magazine, February

2006
Palette, Kerr, Merrily, Time Out NY, Issue 568, August
Chroma Trouble, Bors, Chris, Artnet Magazine, August
Colors Abound, The Sun, NY, August
Magic Realist, Roberts, Soraya, Time Out Dubai, Issue 10, March
Laleh Khorramian, Gupta, Kamakshi, Khaleej Times Online, March
Vizioni Multiple, Bucarelli, Vivianna, Kult Magazine, March

2005
Preview, Farzin, Media, Bidoun, Fall Issue
Just the Motion, Lippens, Nate, The Stranger, September
World Within Worlds, Meade, Fionn, NYFA Interactive, http://www.nyfa.org
Swirl World, Saltz, Jerry, Village Voice, Vol L, No 45
Critic’s Pick, Artforum Online, October
Magic Kingdoms, Honigman, Ana Finel, Artnet Magazine, December

PUBLICATIONS
2007
Footnotes on Geopolitics, Market, and Amnesia, exhibition catalogue, Moscow Biennial of
Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia, p. 190

2006
Water Panics in the Sea, Bidoun, Spring, Issue 7

2005
American Letters & Commentary Literary Journal, Fall 2005, Issue 17
Fourteen Hills Literary Journal, Dept of Creative Writing, SFSU, Fall 2005, Vol 12, No 1
Greater NY 2005, Exhibition Catalogue, NY Arts, New York, NY, USA

2004
E-Flux Video Rental Catalogue, E-Flux, New York, NY, USA


awards
Gottlieb Foundation Grant
Pollock – Krasner Foundation Grant
The Pat Hearn and Colin De Land Foundation Grant
The Artist Fellowship Award
Agnes Martin Award
Evolving Perceptions Scholarship
Francis Hook Scholarship


I Without End [3 Channel Video]

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