Pantea Karimi

  • The Unbearable Lightness of Mathematics, 2020 Solo Exhibition, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
  • Blackboard 8, 2020, chalk on black paper, 30×44 inches
  • Blackboard 3, 2020, chalk on black paper, 30×44 inches
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Mathematics, 2020 Solo Exhibition, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA View of the Blackboards.
  • Forbidden Objects
  • Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, 2019 Folding Gardens, A Stained Memory, 2017-19
  • Folding Gardens, A Stained Memory, 2019, digital prints on silk organza, rods and threads, each strip: 10’x 24” total: 10’x 8’x 8′
  • Digital illustration and print on aluminum, 40x40 inches, 2019
  • Suspended Healing Garden, 2019 Cutout-papers, printed text, threads and rods, 5 feet x15 feet x 16 inches Installation view at Root Division, SF, CA, 2019
  • Wall Garden, 2017-2020 wood, paint, vinyl, and screws, 4 x 10 feet Plants include asparagus, buttercup, spelt, viola, chamomile, cucumber, cinquefoil, and houseleek Installation View, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, The Fort Mason Center, 2020

I am Pantea Karimi, a multidisciplinary artist, investigating the intersection of art, science and history through medieval Persian, Arab and early modern European scientific manuscripts. My current project revisits my earlier interest in science as a high school student and explores a new perspective through the lens of art. The study of these early scientific materials enables me to combine visual and conceptual interpretations from my research with my own life narratives. These draw on the cultures and countries where I’ve lived, namely Iran, the UK and the US. I create interactive installations and two-dimensional works using silkscreen and digital illustration techniques and prints.

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    • San Jose CA

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