Andisheh Avini Iranian-American, b. 1974

Andisheh Avini (b. 1974, New York) is an artist who uses painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture, often incorporating the Iranian traditional craft of marquetry in his artistic practice. 

Avini explores the duality of his identity (Iranian and American) by combining iconic images such as Persian calligraphy, decorative motifs, and portraiture with Western concepts of minimalism and abstraction. Avini's approach speaks to a larger globalized society of nomads, the displaced, and the wayfarer, reflecting a contemporary multicultural experience many can relate to.