Arghavan Khosravi was raised in Tehran, Iran. She graduated from Islamic Azad University with a Bachelor of Graphic Design and completed an MFA in illustration at 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 completed a post-baccalaureate program in studio art at Brandeis University in 2016, and is currently enrolled at Rhode Island School of Design pursuing an MFA in painting. She has exhibited work at various galleries in Tehran, Iran, including the Hena Galler and Atbin Gallery; in Providence, RI at the Gelman Gallery, Sol Kaufler Gallery, and Woods Gerry Gallery; and most recently at the the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. In 2016, she received the Sandra Shea ’56 Fisher Prize for Exceptional Achievement in the Creative Arts from Brandeis University.
“My ambition is to experiment with painting in order to discover new synergies between age-old Persian motifs and contemporary modes of visual expression. I want to put traditional Iranian forms and concepts into the language of contemporary art while incorporating my encounters with Western culture.”