Arghavan Khosravi

Arghavan Khosravi was raised in Tehran, Iran. She graduated from Art and Architecture University of Tehran «Honâr va Mêmari» with a Bachelor of Graphic Design and completed an MFA in illustration at Faculty of Fine Art, the University of Tehran. After practicing in both fields for nearly a decade, she came to the U.S. to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a painter. She enrolled at Rhode Island School of Design after completing a post-baccalaureate program in studio art at Brandeis University.

Her works probe both personal and political experiences by integrating historical Persian motifs from her native Iran with imagery taken from popular culture and contemporary media. Khosravi’s works are replete with situations, objects, and characters that demand a narrative only the viewer can provide.

Her ambition is to experiment with painting to discover new synergies between age-old Persian motifs and contemporary modes of visual expression. She wants to insert traditional Iranian forms and concepts into the language of contemporary art while incorporating her encounters with Western culture into a visual conversation. She finds this a form which best suits the concepts she wants to explore.