Painters & Sculptors Program 2019 Arghavan Khosravi
Arghavan Khosravi received an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design after completing a one-year studio art program at Brandeis University. Khosravi previously earned a BFA in graphic design from Tehran Azad University and an MFA in illustration from University of Tehran. She has exhibited her work at Yossi Milo, Fridman, Asya Geisberg, Morgan Lehman, and Super Dutchess Galleries, all in New York; Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI; Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China; among others. She had a solo presentation at the Spring Break Art fair in New York and MIART fair in Milan, Italy (with Stems Gallery). Her forthcoming solo exhibitions include Lyles & King Gallery, New York, and Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Khosravi’s residencies include the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; the Studios at MassMoCA, North Adams, MA; and Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, NY. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Newport Art Museum and RISD Museum, as well as many private collections.
“My practice is intrinsically linked to my life experiences, yet opens a space to recast memories and process paradoxes of my childhood in Tehran, while also grounding my perspective as an Iranian now living in the US. I see my work as a vehicle for shifting power, validating personal storytelling, and connecting to universal messages about human rights.”
She Had A Dream Date, 2018, acrylic on found wood block printed fabric and cotton canvas mounted on two separate wood panels,, 39 × 59 × 2 inches
Compulsory Halo Date, 2019, acrylic on found wood block printed fabric and cotton canvas mounted on wood panel, 47.7 × 45 × 2 inches
Mesmerized, Listen to the Big Brother, 2019, acrylic and cement on found wood block printed fabric and cotton canvas mounted on wood panel, 38 x 52 x 2 inches
A Family Portrait (Childhood Memories), 2019, acrylic and cement on found textile mounted on wood panel, 27 x 42.5 x 2 inches
Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.