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Orkideh Torabi




Born
b. 1979, Tehran, Iran - Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Education
2016
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Master of Fine Arts, Painting and Drawing
2014
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Post-Baccalaureate, Painting and Drawing
2005
The University of Art, Tehran, Iran, Master of Arts, Illustration
2002
The University of Art, Tehran, Iran, Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design


Exhibitions
SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019
Orkideh Torabi: Give The All They Want, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Western Exhibitions, Chicago

2018
Stacey Beach and Orkideh Torabi, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA

2017
Christopher Davison and Orkideh Torabi, Horton Gallery, New York, NY
Orkideh Torabi: New Paintings, Yes, Please & Thank You, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Weight of a World, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago, IL
What have you got to lose?, SLOW, Chicago, IL

2017
Council, curated by Robert Burnier, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
EXPANDED, MANA Contemporary Chicago, Chicago, IL

2016
Ground Floor, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL
MCAC Emerging Illinois Artist, Bloomington, IL Cool and Lame gallery, Chicago, IL
The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, Chicago, IL
23rd Annual Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A. Art Appreciation Program Presidential Award Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2015
Gallery 213 at Mana Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL The Open Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL

2014
Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL
21rd Annual Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A. Art Appreciation Program Presidential Award Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

2013
The Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Open Knowledge Foundation Austria (OKFT) on the occasion of the international women's day, Tehran, Iran Shirin Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2012
Aria Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran

2011
The Third Contemporary Drawing Festival, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran

2010
Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran
Iran Painters Association, Tehran, Iran

2009
The Second Contemporary Drawing Festival, Imam Ali Museum, Tehran, Iran

2008
Iran Painters Association, Tehran, Iran

2007
Group printmaking workshop, Barg gallery, Tehran, Iran Group printmaking exhibition, Barg gallery, Tehran, Iran

2006
Iran Painters Association, Tehran, Iran

2005
Laleh gallery, Tehran, Iran

2004
Kamaleddin Behzad Gallery, Tehran, Iran


Publications
2019      
Los Angeles Times, David Pagel, “In her paintings, the glorious awkwardness of men failing to have fun.” July 29
Artillery, Annabel Osberg, “Orkideh Torabi.” July 24
Art Now LA, Zellen, Jody. “Expoloring Issues of Patriarchy.” July 14

2018
Hyperallergic. Sutton, Benjamin. “Lapping Up NADA New York’s Lush Portraits and Giant Tongue Sculptures.” Mar. 9 Roberta Smith on Instagram. “At Horton Gallery/Western Exhibitions chez @newartdealers…” March 11
Lenny Letter. Elizalde, Molly. “How Iranian Painter Orkideh Torabi Found Her Voice.” April 10 Weinberg/Newton Gallery. “Artist Interview: Weight of a World: Orkideh Torabi.” Aug. 4
The Comp Magazine. Alamo-Costello, Chester. “Orkideh Torabi – Revisiting Male Dominated Narratives.” Oct. 20

2017
New American Paintings. Midwest, Issue #131.
Amadeus Mag. Khatchadourian, Alex. “Subverting Masculinity: Orkideh Torabi’s ‘New Paintings’.” January 6, 2017. Art and Cake Magazine. Quinn, Patrick. “Yes, Please, and Thank You Projects: New Paintings by Orkideh Torabi.” January 26, 2017.
Artillery. Osberg, Annabel. “Orkideh Torabi: Yes, Please & Thank You Gallery.” March 7, 2017

2016
Chicago Gallery News. Reilly, Allison. "Ground Floor at the Hyde Park Art Center". September 20, 2016
New City. Ali, Hiba. "Colorful, Cartoonish Constructions of Masculinity A Review of Orkideh Torabi at Western Exhibitions." July 27, 2016
Chicago Reader. “Some Standouts Among the Hodgepodge at SAIC’s MFA Show.” Dmitry Samarov, April 29, 2016.

2014
Ajaib Almakhluqa-te Qazvuni in The Lithographed Images of Ali Quli Khoi, Tehran: Nazar.

2012
Orkideh Torabi, Shahrouz Mohajer, Trans, Persian lithography from the orientalists` point of view, Tehran: Peikareh.

2011
"Research on The Lithographed Images of Ali Quli Khoi in Ajaib Almakhuqat-e Qazvini." Ketabe Honar-e Mah, Vol. 156

2010
"Meraj-e Mohammad: The Lithographed Images of the Prophet Mohammad" Farhang-e Mardom, Vol. 35-36: 127-148.
"Ostād Sattār-e Tarizi; The Prominent Illustrator in Tabriz", Art and Culture of Qajar Court in Tabriz panel”. Lecture in the International Book Fair in Tehran.

2007
"Constitutional period in Iran". Herfe Honarmand. Vol. 18.


 


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