Amir H. Fallah
Amir H. Fallah creates paintings, sculptures, and installations that utilize personal history as an entry point to discuss race, representation, the body, and the memories of cultures and countries left behind.
He received his BFA in Fine Art & Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA in painting at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and abroad. Selected solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson; South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings SD; Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland OR; San Diego ICA; and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland KS.
In 2009, the artist was chosen to participate in the 9th Sharjah Biennial. In 2015, Fallah received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. In 2019, Fallah’s painting Calling On The Past received the Northern Trust Purchase Prize at EXPO Chicago. In 2020, Fallah was awarded the COLA Individual Artist Fellowship and the Artadia grant. In addition, the artist had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, accompanied by a catalogue, and a year-long installation at the ICA San Jose.
His work is in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Jorge M. Pérez Collection, Miami; Deste Foundation For Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; Xiao Museum Of Contemporary Art, Rizhao, China; McEvoy Foundation For The Arts, San Francisco; Nerman Museum, Kansas City; SMART Museum of Art at the University of Chicago; Davis Museum, Massachusetts; The Microsoft Collection, Washington; Plattsburg State Art Museum, NY; Cerritos College Public Art Collection, CA; Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture, CA; and Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE.
Learn More about Amir H. Fallah
- HypeBeast: Amir H. Fallah Created Stained Glass “Portals” for the LA County Department of Mental Health
- Forbes: Amir H. Fallah, Painting For An Audience Of One With Lessons For A Lifetime
- Hyperallergic: How Do You Paint Portraiture Without a Portrait?
- KCRW: Art Insider: Amir Fallah’s colorful paintings reflect his personal history from Iran to US
The Drop: Invisible Bodies
“Invisible Bodies” is the latest creation from Amir H. Fallah and is presented as his genesis drop with MakersPlace. Fallah’s ornate environments combine visual vocabularies of painting and collage to deconstruct traditional notions of identity formation, while simultaneously defying expectations of the genre for portraiture by removing or obscuring the central figure. In Fallah’s works, the absence of the sitter’s likeness is substituted with a wider representation of their personhood—one that spans time and cultures and is articulated through a network of symbols and imagery. Fallah’s paintings question not only the historical role of portraiture, but the cultural systems that are used to identify one person from another.
Entering into a new phase of work, LA based artist Amir H. Fallah pulls from his own archive of paintings to produce works that exist solely in the digital realm, releasing his first ever NFT editions on the platform. Portraits of veiled figures capitalize on ambiguity to skillfully weave fact and fiction, questioning how to create a portrait without representing the physicality of the sitter.
While the stories that surround his subjects are deeply personal and are told through the intimate possessions they hold most dear, Fallah’s work addresses generational immigrant experiences of movement, trauma, and celebration. By appropriating elements of children’s book illustrations, advertising, art history and popular culture into his compositions, Fallah interrogates systems of representation embedded in the history of Western art. Images are flattened, layered, and stacked, calling attention to the psychological space of borders, identities, and histories. The lines between traditional painting and digital production become blurred beyond recognition. Through this process, Fallah employs nuanced and emotive narratives that evoke an inquiry about identity, the immigrant experience, and the history of portraiture.
Pricing: Accepting Offers Only
*A 24 hour auction will ensue once reserve price is met
*Final Edition will be auctioned
Hold On Tight
10 unique variations of Hold On Tight exist – to claim their unique edition, collectors will buy a “mystery box” style collection NFT to determined which variation they receive. They will receive both the 10/10 mystery box edition and a unique 1/1 variation of Hold On Tight.
*First come, first buy – final edition will NOT be auctioned.
**10 unique variations of Hold On Tight exist – to claim their unique edition, collectors will buy a “mystery box” style collection NFT to determined which variation they receive. They will receive both the 10/10 mystery box edition and a unique 1/1 variation of Hold On Tight.
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