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

featured galleries

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

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

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

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

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

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

Laleh Khorramian, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

Chopperlady, Salon 94, New York, NY, USA

group exhibitions
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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