Laleh Khorramian


Khorramian’s work takes theatre and the spectacle as its point of departure, to explore aspects of human nature and emotional states of consciousness, and the possibilities of drawing as a medium. She works in a vacillating process of animation, monotypes and drawing as tools for story telling. Her work is based on the premise of experimenting with the process of chance for discovering possibilities of the unknown, whose details and outcomes she then investigates and repositions. Bizarrely personal and absurd, her pieces communicate the uncanny as a constructed parallel universe. From these investigations she attempts to open an unpredictable space where fiction can capture aspects of life that are normally invisible.

Born in Tehran, Iran (1974), Khorramian lives and works in New York. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and received her undergraduate degree at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA at Columbia University, New York. Khorramian has exhibited internationally, including solo shows in New York, Vienna, and Dubai; as well as group shows in MOMA/PS1, U.S.A; MASS MOCA, U.S.A; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Istanbul Museum of Art, Istanbul; Queensland Museum of Art, Australia; Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden as well as at the Sundance Film Festival. Her work is housed in several prominent collections including Saatchi Gallery, London, UK, Daman Collection, UAE and C-Collection, Principality of Liechtenstein. In 2013, she completed the Watermill Centre Residency in NY; recently published her limited edition artist book Include Amplified Toilet Water.