Born 1979 in Tehran, Iran. Lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Amir H. Fallah’s work across painting, installation, drawing and sculpture investigates the complexities of belonging and otherness in the very place one calls home. The artist paints his subjects’ bodies surrounded by their possessions and domestic environments, while disguising their skin colors and features. Fallah’s work is of analogously global ancestry, influenced by the pattern and detail of Persian miniatures, the portrayals of class and domestic life of 17th century Dutch Art, and the brashness and saturation of American visual culture.
Amir H. Fallah received his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Fallah has had solo exhibitions at the ICA San Jose, MOCA Tucson, South Dakota Art Museum, Schneider Museum of Art, Nerman Museum of Art, Shulamit Nazarian, Denny Dimin Gallery, The Third Line, Dio Horia, and Gordon Gallery; in addition to numerous international group exhibitions including We Must Risk Delight: Twenty Artists from Los Angeles, 56th La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2015) and the 9th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2009). Fallah has been featured or reviewed in The New York Times, Artforum, ARTnews, GQ, The Art Newspaper, Whitewall, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Hyperallergic, Los Angeles Times, Apollo Magazine, and The Guardian.
Fallah’s work is in the collections of the Perez Art Museum, Miami, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, and the Microsoft Collection.
Congratulations to Amir H. Fallah for being selected as a 2020 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship awardee.
Video produced as part of the 2020 virtual exhibition.
Visit Cola 2020 website.