Category: Amir H. Fallah

March 03, 2021 Press

Amir Fallah Review in ArtAsiaPacific

Amir H. Fallah: Better A Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable Delusion by Paul Laster Best known for his unique approach to portraiture, Amir H. Fallah has made a name for himself not by painting incredible likenesses of people but by revealing who they are through the objects that they possess. Exploring issues of family, identity, and representation, the Tehran-born, Los Angeles-based artist has made several series of colorful, collage-like paintings in which the sitters are shrouded in patterned fabrics amid…Read More


February 23, 2021 Press

“Amir H. Fallah Paints a Roadmap for His Son” in WhiteWall

Art Mamas: Amir H. Fallah Paints a Roadmap for His Son Katy Donoghue Amir H. Fallah’s show, “Better a Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable Delusion,” is currently on view at Denny Dimin Gallery in New York. The new paintings imagined as a how-to manual for Fallah’s son, featuring icons, imagery, and references to the culture that forms us—from advertising and pop culture to the books we read as children. Each work started from a text, whether a lyric from a…Read More

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January 27, 2021 Press

Amir H. Fallah: Better a Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable Delusion reviewed in The Art Newspaper

Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend From Albers and Morandi at David Zwirner to Amir H. Fallah at Denny Dimin Gabriella Angeleti and Wallace Ludel 22nd January 2021 Our editors and writers scour the city each week for the most thoughtful, relevant and exciting new exhibitions and artworks on view at galleries, museums and public venues across all five boroughs of New York. This week we recommend: Amir H. Fallah: Better a Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable…Read More


January 14, 2021 Events

In Conversation: Artist Amir H. Fallah and Collector Liz Dimmitt

Thursday, January 28th, 2021 7 pm EST Artist Amir H. Fallah and Collector Liz Dimmitt will be in conversation about the artist’s current exhibition at Denny Dimin Gallery, the evolution of his work over the past few years, and building a meaningful art collection. Watch the recorded event 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. Amir H. Fallah (b 1979 in Tehran, Iran….Read More


January 08, 2021 Events

Zoom Opening Reception for Amir H. Fallah

Join us Friday, January 8, 4 to 6 PM ET on Zoom.


October 31, 2020 Events

VOTE! Amir H. Fallah asks you to vote at the ICA San José

Amir H. Fallah: The Facade Project Institute of Contemporary Art San José The ICA San José presents The Façade Project with a major mural commission from Amir H. Fallah and opens its doors to become an Official Vote Center for November 2020 election. The Institute of Contemporary Art San José is excited to debut The Facade Project—an ongoing public art program dedicated to exploring the most critical social and political issues facing our time—by tapping Amir. H. Fallah as its…Read More


September 23, 2020 Press

Amir H. Fallah in The New York Times

Read on The New York Times Come to Vote, Stay for the Art In California, the Institute of Contemporary Art San José will open for voting, with a mural by Amir H. Fallah on display. By Carol Pogash Sept. 23, 2020 While many California museums are still shuttered because of the coronavirus, and others are opening slowly at limited capacity, the Institute of Contemporary Art San José has come up with an ingenious solution to open the museum, legally, for…Read More


June 24, 2020 Press

Amir H. Fallah 2020 COLA Fellow

Congratulations to Amir H. Fallah for being selected as a 2020 City of Los Angeles (COLA) Individual Artist Fellowship awardee. The Fellows were selected by a panel comprising curators, educators, museum directors and past COLA Fellows. The fellowship provides each artist with $10,000 to produce a new body of work, which will be premiered at the COLA 2020 exhibition. Watch a video of Amir H. Fallah made as part of the virtual exhibition.  


October 01, 2018 Artists

Amir H. Fallah Awarded Northern Trust Purchase Prize at EXPO Chicago

Amir H. Fallah’s was awarded the Northern Trust Purchase Prize at EXPO Chicago, where he was exhibiting with Shulamit Nazarian Gallery, on September 28, 2018. A long-time supporter of arts and culture and presenting sponsor of EXPO CHICAGO, Northern Trust will donated one work of art (Calling on the Past by Amir H. Fallah) to the Smart’s permanent collection. The Smart will select the piece from the exposition’s EXPOSURE section, curated by Justine Ludwig (Executive Director, Creative Time) and featuring solo and two-artist presentations represented by galleries eight years and younger.


June 30, 2018 Outside Exhibitions

Amir H. Fallah Exhibiting at MOCA Tucson

The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (MOCA Tucson) is pleased to present Blessed Be: Mysticism, Spirituality, and the Occult in Contemporary Art, a curated exhibition by Ginger Shulick Porcella exploring religion, ritual, cult mentality, and the human impulse to belong and participate, as viewed through the lens of cultural production. This exhibition examines the relationship between “cult” and “culture” and how the museum space, like sites of worship, are places for sustained, concentrated attention and contemplation. Blessed Be links spiritual practice to artistic…Read More

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April 27, 2018 Events

Amir H. Fallah in The Art Newspaper

Trump’s travel ban: artists and museums speak out against third iteration US Supreme Court called on to consider potential harm to arts organizations and the American public Gabriella Angeleti April 26, 2018 On Wednesday (25 April), the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case challenging the third iteration of US President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which restricts entry to the US from eight mostly Muslim countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela. According to…Read More


September 15, 2017 Press Releases

Amir H. Fallah now represented by Denny Gallery

Denny Gallery is pleased to announce our representation of Amir H. Fallah. Visit Amir H. Fallah’s artist page. Amir H. Fallah was born in 1979 in Tehran, Iran, and lives in Los Angeles. His body of work includes painting, installation, drawing and sculpture. He is best known for unconventional portraits of people he encounters (or seeks out), which explore identity and personal narrative through his subjects’ interactions with objects. Fallah collages layers of these objects sourced from his subject’s environment…Read More


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