Andisheh Avini Iranian-American, b. 1974


Brooklyn-based Andisheh Avini (b. 1974, New York) uses painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture, often incorporating the traditional craft of marquetry, in his artistic practice. Avini explores the duality of his own identity by combining iconic Iranian images like Persian calligraphy, decorative motifs, and portraiture with occidental 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 to which many can relate.