Nathalie Karg Gallery

Amir Nikravan

Amir Nikravan is an Iranian-Mexican-American artist based in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004 and his MFA from the University of California, Irvine, in 2011. His hybrid practice fuses elements of painting and sculpture resulting in highly refined objects, complicating the expectations of form and perception. In Nikravan’s most recent works, traditional Islamic forms are appropriated and filtered through the lens of Western Modernism, revealing the latent politics of form that lie beneath the surface of architecture and design. Nikravan is the recent recipient of a 2019 California Community Foundation fellowship.



Nathalie Karg Exhibitions


Architectural Digest, Introducing the 2020 AD100, December 2019 Amir Nikravan explores modernist ideals, Business of home, Kaitlin Petersen, 2019 Art in America, Jennifer S. Li, Amir Nikravan, June 2018 The Brooklyn Rail, Ian Cofre, Amir Nikravan: Rational Design, October 2017 Sight Unseen, Jill Singer, Amir Nikravan’s “Rational Design” Is This Week’s Must-See Exhibition, September 2017 Blouinartinfo, Non-Representational Art Agonism: Amir Nikravan’s ‘Rational Design’, September 2017 OUT magazine, Scott Indrisek, Los Angeles Artists, April 2017 Artnet news, Top 10 Shows on the LES and Surrounding Neighborhoods This Summer, August 2016 Artsy, Casey Lesser, 15 New York Group Shows You Need to See This July, June 2016 Hyperallergic, Abe Ahn, Forging Queer Identity with Abstraction, October 2015 Los Angeles Times, Leah Ollman, Nikravan paintings at home in intellectualized hall of mirrors, 2014 LA Weekly, Catherine Wagley, When Creating Paintings, Amir Nikravan Tries to Mimic Photoshop, October 2014