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. He has held more than 15 solo exhibitions and his work have appeared in more than 26 group exhibitions. He started showing his work at I-20 Gallery in New York in 2002. Since then he held solo exhibition at Alberto Peola Fine Arts, Turin; Feinkost Gallery, Berline; Boesky Gallery, NY; Frank Elbaz Gallery, Paris.