Arghavan Khosravi Iran, b. 1984


"Arghavan Khosravi’s paintings are both compelling and uncanny, and their imagery inhabits a strange world that is simultaneously real and surreal.Often painted in vivid colours, these works intrigue us with their direct and realistic appearance. They promise easy access, yet their surreal aspect, which recalls the trompe l’oeil technique, leaves much to discover of a complex world beneath the surface."  


Ziba Ardalan, Parasol Unit

 2022 La Bienniale di Venezia Eventi Collaterali

Arghavan Khosravi (b. 1984, Shahr-e-kord, Iran) earned an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design after completing the studio art program at Brandeis University. Khosravi previously earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Tehran Azad University and an MFA in Illustration from the University of Tehran. Khosravi has participated in numerous group exhibitions, at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China; Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI; and Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA; among others.


Khosravi’s residencies include the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; the Studios at MassMoCA, North Adams, MA; Monson Arts, Monson, ME; and Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY.


Khosravi is a 2019 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters & Sculptors Grant and a 2017-8 recipient of the Walter Feldman Fellowship. The artist’s work belongs to the collections of the Newport Art Museum and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum.