Amir Nikravan is an Iranian-Mexican-American Queer artist living in Los Angeles


2011 MFA, Studio Art, University of California Irvine

2004 BFA, Painting and Drawing, San Francisco Art Institute


2020 (Forthcoming), Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York

2019 Neutral Rainbow, Vigo, London, UK

2018 World of Interiors, Various Small Fires, LA, CA

2017 Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Aggregate, Jonathan Viner Gallery, London, UK

         Masks, Arndt Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

         LISTE 20, Jonathan Viner Gallery, Basel, SW                      

2014  Merge Visible, Various Small Fires, LA, CA            

          Sites, Arndt Gallery, Berlin, DE
2012 Gemini, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Internal, Contemporary Arts Center, Irvine, CA

2010 Thresholds, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, LA, CA


2019 California Community Foundation and Getty Institute Fellowship


2019 Amir Nikravan and Duncan Macaskill, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2017 Shifting Landscape, Sophia Contemporary, London, UK

2016 Tomorrow Never Comes, SAMEK Museum, Lewisburg, PA

         Boys and Girls Draw, Nathalie Karg Gallery, NY, NY

         1:1, Ashes/Ashes, Los Angeles

2015 Surface of Color, The Pit, Los Angeles

2014 The Go Between: Ernesto Esposito Collection, Museum Capodimente Naples, Italy

         Talk Like Sex, TBD Gallery, New York, New York

         Amir Nikravan and Wes Noble, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy

         Group Show, Brand New Gallery Milan, Mexico City

2013 Folding Time Rhymes, Greene Exhibitions, LA,CA

          Fil Rouge, Curated by Lucie Fontaine, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA

2011 Second Story, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA

          Kelly Cline and Amir Nikravan, Workspace, Art Platform LA

         Nothing Comes From Nothing, Las Cienegas Projects,LA, CA

2010 Hollowing, Infernoesque, Berlin,

         Breathe, Curated by Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

         Ground Control, University Art Gallery, Irvine, CA

2009 Drawing Show, House on Genesee, Hollywood, CA

2008 Summer Guests, Acuna Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2018 Li, S Jennifer, Amir Nikravan: Review, Art in America, June 2018

2017 Cofre, Ian, “AMIR NIKRAVAN: Rational Design,” The Brooklyn Rail, October 5,

Singer, Jill, “Amir Nikravan’s ‘Rational Design’ Is This Week’s Must-See Exhibition,”

Sight Unseen, September 18, 2017

“Amir Nikravan’s ‘Rational Design’ at Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York,” Blouin ArtInfo,

September 12, 2017

Ruiz, Alan, “Non-Representational Things”, CTXT, Fall 2017

Indreisek, Scott, “Amir Nikravan’s ‘Rational’ Freestanding Paintings”, Out Magazine,

May 5, 2017

2016 Lesser, Casey, “15 New York Group Shows You Need to See This July,”,

June 28, 2016

Neuendorf, Henri, “Top 10 Shows on the LES and Surrounding Neighborhoods

This Summer,, July 4, 2016

2015 Pew, Gwen, “Amir Nikravan: Mask,”, November, 2015

Ahn, Abe, “Forging Queer Indentity with Abstraction,”, October 19th,

Will, Rachel, “Piasa Brings Emerging Artists of Los Angeles to Paris in New Exhibition,, June 15th, 2015.

Zimskind, Lyle, “Art Attack: LA Galleries are Invading New York,” Los Angeles

Magazine, March 5th, 2015

Steinhauer, Jillian, “The Armory Show in 23 Superlatives,” Hyperallergic, March 4th,

2015 Peers, Alexandra and Ryan Steadman, “An Opinionated Guide to the Art Fair Avalanche

of NY’s Armory Week,” The New York Observer/Culture, March 3rd, 2015.

Boucher, Brian, “Plan Your Armory Week 2015 With Our Guide to the Best Art on Show,

artnetnews, March 2nd, 2015.

Penner, Degen, “Art Scene Booms in Hollywood: Inside L.A.’s New Gallery Row,” The

Hollywood Reporter, January 9th, 2015.

2014 Ollman, Leah, “Amir Nikravan Paintings at Home in Intellectualized Hall of Mirrors,” LA

Times, October 24th, 2014.

Wagley, Catherine, “When Creating Paintings, Amir Nikravan Tries to Miimic

Photoshop,” LA Weekly, October 15th, 2014.

Hunt, Amanda, “The Specter of Representation,” in Amir Nikravan (Los Angeles:

CRTXT, 2014).

Steffan, Patrick, “Accept and Follow the Void,” in Amir Nikravan (Los Angeles: CRTXT)

2011 Akel, Joseph, “Amir Nikravan: Internal” in Amir Nikravan: Internal (Los Angeles:

Workspace editions, 2011).
Los Angeles, Calif.