Kaveh Irani (Grad Fellow ’15, Affiliate ’16) is a visual artist whose work—sound installations and mixed-media paintings on wood—unites objects with different backgrounds to explore the ways that they do or do not resonate with one another. Engaging the concept of dualities in our lives—such as the ability to have a physical presence in one place while one’s thoughts are elsewhere—Irani often works on two different paintings at the same time: one based on the experience of his current location, and one based on his memories of his life prior to his immigration; he then draws the pieces together to make a single work. He received his MFA from California College of the Arts.
–Courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts
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