Category: Amir H. Fallah

October 21, 2022 Press

Amir H. Fallah in The Los Angeles Times Image

“The Value of Destruction Is Worth More Than the Value of Construction,” 2022 acrylic on canvas 5’x5′ courtesy of the artist and Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, (Yubo Dong/For The Times)   BY AMIR H. FALLAH OCT. 19, 2022 7 AM PT   All of my art starts from a very personal place. In a lot of ways, the work is autobiographical, dealing with me coming to terms with being an immigrant in America, being a refugee in America and straddling two…Read More


October 21, 2022 Events

Amir H. Fallah in Tina Knowles Lawson’s Collection

Tina Knowles Lawson Builds a Collection and a Foundation to Support Black Art     The 2001 Ace Award Winner might be best known in the public eye for her work in fashion, beauty, and entertainment, but over the course of her life Tina Knowles Lawson has also become an ambitious art collector and philanthropist. In 2017, she and husband Richard Lawson established Where Art Can Occur (WACO) Theater Center, an artist empowerment organization dedicated to creating opportunities for young…Read More


May 31, 2022 Events

Amir H. Fallah in “What’s Showing in Hong Kong” by Art Asia Pacific

May 24, 2022 What’s Showing in Hong Kong, May 2022: Southside, Wan Chai, Kowloon BY THE EDITORS Galleries in Wong Chuk Hang and the greater Southside district continue to mount some of the city’s most interesting exhibitions, from both international and local artists. An afternoon of exploring the area’s industrial buildings is a chance to see artists in greater depth in these shows compared with the setting of an art fair. Further destinations await in Wan Chai and Tsim Sha…Read More


May 24, 2022 Events

“Joy As An Act Of Resistance” on RTHK’ s The Works

Amir H. Fallah;s “Joy As An Act Of Resistance” on RTHK’ s The Works Watch in English. Watch in Cantonese. Miniature art, Amir H. Fallah@Denny Dimin Gallery & in the studio: Anna Lo & VSing Humans have been creating miniature representations of reality since prehistoric times. Many of the earliest were funerary objects, but throughout the history of art miniatures have come in the form of paintings, drawings, engravings, book illustrations and sculptures. Miniature paintings came to the fore in…Read More

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May 18, 2022 Artists, Events, Press

Amir H. Fallah on ArtTactic

Artist Amir H. Fallah joins advisor Adam Green the on ArtTactic Podcast. Fallah explains why he believes it is important for artists to openly discuss their experiences navigating the art world. He shares some guiding principles that help him manage several aspects of his career. Fallah discusses what it was like to not experience success immediately in his career, identifies qualities he looks for in a gallery, explains the importance of having relationships with his collectors and reveals how he…Read More

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April 12, 2022 Artists, Events, Press

Amir H. Fallah in Tatler

How Revenge Shopping Inspired Artist Amir H. Fallah’s New Hong Kong Show Words by AAINA BHARGAVA | April 12, 2022   Revenge shopping and navigating a third-culture identity inform Amir Fallah’s first show in Hong Kong   As for many of us, the highlights of lockdown for artist Amir Fallah were mealtimes and receiving packages containing online shopping—the latter event so much so, it sparked the idea behind his first exhibition in Hong Kong, Joy as an Act of Resistance…Read More

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April 11, 2022 Artists, Events, Press

Amir H. Fallah in Culture Plus

YOUR CULTURAL EASTER By Emilie El Jaouhari # editor’s pick 11/04/22 Easter is around the corner! Why don’t you treat yourself with some meaningful, inspirational and colourful exhibitions and events? From Hong Kong talents like Andrew Luk, Corn Shuk Mei Ho, Law Yat Sun, Oscar to Iranian-born American painter Amir H. Fallah, Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama, French painter Jean Jullien, Japanese lacquer artist Mine Tanigawa, and South African-based photographer Roger Ballen, your Easter break will be a delight.   SELECTION OF EVENT  …Read More


March 23, 2022 Artists, Events, Press

Amir H. Fallah in The book “Why I Make Art”

  Introducing a fascinating compilation of interviews with artists from the archives of Sound & Vision, a podcast directed by American artist and educator Brian Alfred. Why I Make Art: Contemporary Artists’ Stories About Life and Work presents conversations recorded between 2016 and 2020—four tumultuous years in America and around the world. Why I Make Art offers readers an intimate, contemplative view from thirty remarkable creators with compelling stories, entertaining and thoughtful anecdotes, examining themes as varied as music and…Read More


March 22, 2022 Press

Amir H. Fallah in Common Practice: Basketball and Contemporary Art

The first, comprehensive, illustrated publication to explore the relationship between basketball and contemporary art.   From David Hammons’ Higher Goals and Robert Indiana’s Mecca Floor to the more recent works of Nina Chanel Abney and Titus Kaphar, basketball has proven an especially popular sport in art. Whether in the depiction of players, abstract use of motifs, or as a means of examining social inequality and political justice, this collection takes readers on a journey to understand the game of basketball,…Read More


March 04, 2022 Events, Press

“Portal To The East” by Amir H. Fallah Acquired by the Birmingham Museum of Art

  Amir H. Fallah, Portal to the East, 2016. Acrylic and colored pencil on panel. 36 x 26 in/91 x 66 cm.   “Portal To The East” by Amir H. Fallah has joined the permanent collection at the Birmingham Museum of Art as a gift of Jack and Rebecca Drake. The Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA), founded in 1951, houses a diverse collection of more than 27,000 paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts dating from ancient to modern times….Read More


December 23, 2021 Press

“Fringe” in The New Yorker Year End Review

The pandemic is ongoing and confusion persists—and I’m not talking about the Omicron variant. You can’t discuss art in 2021 without mentioning N.F.T.s. Non-fungible tokens stormed the gates of the contemporary-art establishment in March, when Beeple, the nom de keyboard of the digital artist Mike Winkelmann, sold a crypto-art work at Christie’s for more than sixty-nine million dollars. As to the calibre of Beeple’s art, based on my admittedly cursory viewing, I’d say that it’s aptly described in his Instagram bio as…Read More


October 06, 2021 Press

Amir H. Fallah featured in Whitewall’s Fall Issue

Coordinated by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and installed at the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health Services is Amir H. Fallah’s stained glass installation in collaboration with Judson Studios. (Pictured: Installation of Amir H. Fallah stained glass works, photo by Alan Shaffer.)

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July 24, 2021 Press

‘Universe,’ Amir H. Fallah’s three-panel mural for the Cerritos College Student Center

  Fallah had a clear vision that he was going for when creating this artwork for the College. The botanical specimens were chosen by the artist to showcase their connections to the regions of the world from which Cerritos College’s students originate. The jewelry that is shown in the murals represents the common family heirlooms and potential sources of financial aid brought by immigrants and refugees as they travel to new lands. The use of lockets within both murals contain…Read More


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 26, 2021 Press

Amir H. Fallah “Better a Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable Delusion” Editors’ Picks

Editors’ Picks: 18 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Chat With the Guerrilla Girls to the Music That Inspired Basquiat It’s another busy week of virtual programming—plus some in-person gallery shows you won’t want to miss. Artnet News, January 26, 2021 Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the…Read More

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January 15, 2021 Press

Amir H. Fallah: Better a Cruel Truth Than a Comfortable Delusion featured in Forbes

Amir H. Fallah, Painting For An Audience Of One With Lessons For A Lifetime Chadd Scott Amir H. Fallah, ‘Dying for Invisible Lines,’ 2020. Acrylic on panel. 36h x 48w in 91.44h x 121.92w  AMIR H. FALLAH AND DENNY DIMIN GALLERY NEW YORK Can a self-portrait reveal nothing of the artist’s appearance? Amir H. Fallah thinks so. In past work, Fallah has explored the traditional conventions of portraiture while masking his subjects’ physical characteristics. All of his work begins with…Read More

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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.


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