Born in Baltimore, MD in 1971.
Solo and Two-Person
The Consumption, Leila Heller Gallery, NY
Pride and Fall, Leila Heller Gallery, NY
The Birth of Pattern, LMAK Projects (Williamsburg), curated by Sara Reisman, Brooklyn, NY
A Precious Passing, Two-Person Show with Kyung Jeon, Miki Wick Kim Gallery, Zurich
Selected Group Exhibitions
Aftershock, Edelman Arts, NY
Look At Me, Leila Heller Gallery, NY
The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society in the Middle East Disaspora, Rutgers University Douglas Library, New Brunswick, NJ and The Bernstein Gallery, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
The Rule and Its Exception, Leila Heller Gallery / Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX
(Dis)locating Culture: Contemporary Islamic Art In America, Michael Berger Galler, Pittsburgh, PA
womenartists@newbritainmuseum, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Tehran-New York, Leila Heller Gallery, NY
East Meets West on the West End, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, NY
Art Dubai, Leila Heller Gallery, UAE
Iran Inside Out, Farjam Collection, UAE
Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Art Museum and Depaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
If I Didn't Care: Multigenerational Artists Discuss Cultural Histories, Richman Gallery, The Park School, Baltimore, MD
The Seen and the Hidden: (Dis)Covering the Veil, Austrian Cultural Forum, NY
Selseleh/Zelzeleh: Movers & Shakers In Contemporary Iranian Art, Leila Heller Gallery, NY
Weaving the Common Thread, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
How Soon Is Now? AIM 28, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Firewalkers, Stefan Stux Gallery
East West Dialogues (curated by Dr. Laila Diba), Leila Heller Gallery, NY
Pink Polemic, Kravets Wehby Gallery, NY
Iconoclasmic (curated by Eddie Torres), Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx NY
Wrest-stops Along the Intrastate (curated by Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt), Visual Arts Gallery, NY
Do You Think I'm Disco?, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
Prime Time (curated by Amy Smith-Stewart), Visual Arts Gallery, NY
A Delicate Arrangement (curated by Dan Cameron), David Zwirner, NY
Politics As Usual, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
A Conversation (curated by Michael St. John), Marvelli Gallery, NY
Simply Drawn, Luxe Gallery, NY
Le visage cache de la femme afghane, UNESCO, Paris
Panj (curated by Nicky Nodjoumi), Center for Iranian Modern Arts, NY
2013 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Swing Space on Governors Island, NY
2007-08 AIM 28: Artists in the Market Place, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY
2006-07 LMCC Workspace Residency, NY
2006 Ushio Shinohara juror award, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, NY
2004 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Partial Fellowship, Skowhegan, ME
2003 Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY
M.F.A. Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, NY
JD, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
B.A., Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, magna cum laude, Columbia University, NY
Bibliography / Press
Grigor, Talinn, Contemporary Iranian Visual Artists: Street, Studio, and Exile. London: Reaktion Books
Brodsky, Judith K. and Ferris Olin, The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society. Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art.
Kusnecov, Saskia, "Negar Ahkami Explores Human Neuroticism Through Her Art," Inside Beat (The Daily Targum), Oct. 11, 2012
Dube, Ilen, "The Fertile Crescent: Model of Collaboration," The Princeton Magazine, Oct. 8, 2012
Butera, Virginia Fabbri, "Politics, Society and Sexuality in Middle Eastern Feminist Art," Ragzines.cc, Nov-Dec. 2012
Gold, Sylviane, "A Female, but Not Mainly Feminine Eye," The New York Times, Jan. 7, 2009
Buckberrough, Sherry and Nancy Noble, WOMENARTISTS@ NEWBRITAINMUSEUM Catalogue, New Britain Museum of American Art, January 2011
Baron, Jeff, "A Bold Hand Making a Mark in the Art World," America.gov, May 21, 2010
Smith, Roberta, "Painting in the 21st Century: It's Not Dry Yet," (Image) The New York Times, Masrch 29, 2010
Flandrin, Antoine, "Le Voile Devoile," Le Courier de l'Atlas, March 2010
Iran Inside Out: Influences of Homeland and Diaspora on the Artistic Lanugage of Contemporary Iranian Artists, Catalogue, Chelsea Museum of Art, June 2009
Sontag, Deborah, "The Intersection of Islam, America and Identity," The New York Times, June 7, 2009
Wei, Lily, "Selseleh/Zelzeleh at Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery," ArtNews, Oct. 2009
Cotter, Holland, "Iran Inside Out," The New York Times, July 28, 2009
Kino, Carol, "Iranians Shine, Assisted by Expatriate," The New York Times, Aug. 15, 2009
Ebstein, Alex, "Her Stories: Group Show Presents and Examines Women's Voice and Identity," Baltimore City Paper, Feb. 18, 2009
Davis, Ben, "Iranian Art Now," artnet.com, July 20, 2009
Neuschler, Chris, "Iran Inside Out inside Chelsea Art Museum, New York," premierartscene.com, June 2009
Passariello, Micol, "News: Arte Da Mille E Una Notte," Cosmopolitan (Italia), Sept. 2009
Balaghi, Shiva, "What Fills Emptiness? Reflections on Iranian-Maerican Women Artists Since 1979," 30 Years of Solitude, Catalogue, Asia House, UK 2008
Riley-Lopez, Erin, "How Soon is Now?: AIM 28 Catalogue, The Bronx Museum of Art, 2008
Smith, Roberta, "Artists Leap Into the Moment," The New York Times, July 25, 2008
Torres, Eddie, "Iconoclasmic: Answering to a Higher Calling," South Bronx Contemporary: A Catalogue of Essays, 2007
Genocchio, Benjamin, "Exploring the Effects of Disco's Beat," (Image) The New York Times, Feb. 19, 2006
Cotter, Holland, "Do You Think I'm Disco," The New York Times, Feb. 3, 2006
Richardson, Denise, "Exhibit Mixes Politics and Art," The Daily Star, Sept. 15, 2005
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