Arghavan Khosravi


b. 1984, Shahr-e-kord, Iran.

Lives and works in Stamford, CT.



2018 MFA in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

2016 Post-baccalaureate, Studio Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2009 MFA in Illustration, University of Tehran, Iran
2010 BFA in Graphic Design, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran



(Forthcoming) Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA 
(Forthcoming) Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Forced to Be a Saint, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Art Production Fund, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
Arghavan Khosravi, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
The Witness, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
In Search of Possibilities of Hope, Carl Kostyal Gallery, London, UK
In Between Places, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

Presence of Others, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
This Shall Also Pass, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Tightrope Walking The Red Lines, Lyles & King, New York, NY
Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Last Reminiscent of Heaven, Homa Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Passing the Blues Days, Atbin Gallery, Tehran, Iran




(Forthcoming) In New York, Thinking of You, Part 1, Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY


Negotiating Grids, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA 

that other world, the world of the teapot. tenderness, a model, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
I’m Stepping High, I’m Drifting, and There I Go Leaping, Xiao Museum, Rizhao, China

Woman Element, Montclair State University Museum, Montclair, NJ

Uncombed, Unforeseen, Unconstrained, Collateral Event of the 59th International Art  Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Truth Be Told, KONIG GALERIE, Berlin, Germany


Stockholm Sessions, Carl Kostyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

I will wear you in my heart of heart, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

A Boundless Drop to A Boundless Ocean, curated by Dr. Shiva Balaghi, Orlando Museum of Art, FL


The Memories, Tales and Folk Songs, curated by Roya Khadjavi, High Line Gallery, NY

In Real Life: Work by Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Arghavan Khosravi, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY 

Works on Paper, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
Artifacts of Place, Stand4 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Beyond the Canvas, Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI
New American Painting 25th Anniversary Summer Show, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
On the Rise, Emerging Artists of the Fine Arts Work Center, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Silent Narrative, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China
New Visionaries, Annarumma Gallery, Napoli, Italy
FOUR, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
Works by current Visual Arts Fellows, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Red, CUSP Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Selected Works by current Visual Arts Fellows and Committee Members, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Lifeline as Medium, Two-person show with Thomas Jaeckel, 532 Gallery, New York, NY
Strange Beach, Fridman Gallery, New York, NY
Counter Narratives: Geographies of the Unfamiliar, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY
I’m Yer Virgil, Super Dutchess Gallery, New York, NY
Where’s Your Privilege, R(ace) I(dentity)?, Hera Gallery, South Kingstown, RI
UN/SETTLED, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Pure as the Seagull’s Belly, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
LOST&, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
Dismantled, Sol Kaufler Gallery, Providence, RI
RISD MFA Painting Group Exhibition, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY
Fourth Biennial Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts, juried by Jeffrey DeBlois of ICA Boston, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
Painting Graduate Biennial, Sol Kaufler Gallery, Providence, RI
Our America, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
Mutal Encounters, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI2016

Group Painting Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
Group Painting Exhibition, Dreitzer Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA


Like Breeze on Trees, Tehran, Iran
Some Screens of Heaven, Atbin Gallery, Tehran, Iran




(Forthcoming) Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA


Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH

Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY

Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA 
Studios at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Monson Arts, Monson, MN (Awarded by Rhode Island School of Design, Division of Fine Arts)



The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants, New York, NY
Prilla Smith Brackett Award, Wellesly, MA (Shortlisted)

Visual Artist Fellow, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

Walter Feldman Fellowship, Arts and Business Council, Boston, MA
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust Graduate Scholarship, supported by Ms. Janet Neschis & Ms. Marylin Diamond, Providence, RI
The Professor Baruch Kirschenbaum Term Scholarship, supported by Ms. Harriet Judith Roaman, Providence, RI

Graduate Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Sandra Shea ’56 Fisher Prize for Exceptional Achievement in the Creative Arts, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA



de la Cruz, Sofia. “Spotlighting 8 Emerging Artists in Celebration of International Women’s Day”, Hypebae, March 8
Harris, Gareth. “Iranian artists submit work anonymously for online exhibition on death of Mahsa Amini”, The Art Newspaper, January 23
Durón, Maximilíano. “The Best Booths at Art Basel Miami Beach 2022, From Dazzling Abstractions to Urgent Protest Art”, ARTnews, November 29
Palumbo, Jacqui. “Iranian artist’s surreal paintings of women take on a new sense of urgency”, CNN Style, November 2
Ebert, Grace. “Bound by Cord, the Women of Arghavan Khosravi’s Paintings Exemplify the Borderless Fight for Equality”, Colossal, August 26
Barillaro, Maureen and Jared Bowen. “Iranian artist’s surrealist work explores restricted women and immigrants”, PBS News Hour, August 11
Ghassemitari, Shawn. “ART FOR CHANGE Partnered With Maggie Ellis, Hein Koh, and Arghavan Khosravi”, Hypebeast, August 8
Nuvolari, Jacopo. “Uncombed, Unforseen, Unconstrained”, 1883 Magazine, July
Memorial, Omid. “‘The ambition of expressing myself freely’: A conversation with Iranian artist Arghavan Khosravi”, Global Voices, May 12
Bookman, Todd. “Exhibition at Currier showcases Arghavan Khosravi’s paintings from the ‘in between’”, nhpr, April 22


Bogojev, Sasha. “In Search of Possibilities of Hope: Arghavan Khosravi at Carl Kostyál, London,” Juxtapoz, August 10.
Brara, Noor. “‘I Felt in Between Places’: Iranian Artist Arghavan Khosravi on Studying Art in the U.S., and Why She Paints Preoccupied Women,” Artnet News, July 7.
Everett Howe, David. “One Work: Arghavan Khosravi’s ‘Black Rain,’” Art in America, May 18.
Mathisen, Maria-Theresia. “Artists to Watch in 2021: Arghavan Khosravi,” LUX: Responsible Culture, May
Mayhabal Davis, Eva. “Interview with Arghavan Khosravi,” Foundwork, May

Cowan, Katy. “3D paintings by Arghavan Khosravi show her trapped between two worlds,” Creative Boom, April 9

Palm, Matthew J., “Unique partnership unites Orlando, Middle East through art,” Orlando Sentinel, January 28


Stigler, Britt. “Artists Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Arghavan Khosravi exhibit works “in real life” at Rachel Uffner Gallery,” All Arts, WNET, August 19

Aima, Rachel. "The Thrill of Discovery? What to See in New York Galleries," ArtReview, August 6

"5 Artists on Our Radar This June," Artsy, June 1

New American Paintings, No. 141, MFA Annual Issue
The Shapes of Birds, Francine Weiss PhD, Newport Art Museum
Fateman, Johanna. “Goings On About Town: Arghavan Khosravi,” The New Yorker, November 10
Fenstermaker, Will. “Facing Duality: Arghavan Khosravi Interviewed by Will Fenstermaker,” BOMB Magazine, October 30
Steer, Emily. “Why Oppression Doesn’t Always Look Dark and Formidable,” Elephant, November 1
"Joan Mitchell Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Recipients," Artforum, September 25
Angelos, Ayla. “Arghavan Khosravi on her fruitful yet uncertain journey as an Iranian painter,” It’s Nice That, September 18
Staugaiitis, Laura. “Meditative Mixed-Media Paintings by Arghavan Khosravi Subtly Address Human Rights Issues,” Colossal, September 3
Smith, Andy. "Arghavan Khosravi's Paintings Take Influence from Home Country's History," Hi-Fructose, June 21
Rodney, Seph. "This Year, the Spring/Break Art Show Is Less Fanciful but Still Worth It," Hyperallergic, March 8
Abrams, Loney. "9 Exceptional Artworks from Spring/Break Art Show 2019 that Aren't Penile," Artspace, March 6
"Art Out: Strange Beach," Musée, August 6

Cascone, Sarah. "Editors' Picks: 16 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World This Week," Artnet News, July 24



Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Recharge Foundation, New York, NY

Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH