Category: Artists

September 12, 2023 Artists, Outside Exhibitions, Press

Sheida Soleimani: Listen on NPR to “Iranian American artist features stories about her parents in a new exhibit”

Iranian American artist features stories about her parents in a new exhibit The World Sep. 12, 2023 · 3:45 PM EDT Bianca Hillier Sheida Soleimani grew up hearing about her parents’ political activism in Iran, and their eventual escape to the US to avoid persecution. Now, she’s sharing their stories in a new exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. The World’s Bianca Hillier met Soleimani at the museum to learn more.


September 06, 2023 Artists, Press

Sheida Soleimani is an “Artist to Watch This Month” in artnet news

Artists to Watch This Month: 10 Solo Gallery Exhibitions to Seek Out in September in New York Annikka Olsen September 6, 2023 Sheida Soleimani, Khoy (2021). Courtesy of the artist and Denny Gallery. September marks the end of summer, back to school, return to office—and the start of art-fair season. Coinciding with Armory Week in New York, dozens of gallery exhibitions are opening across the city this week. From emerging artists debuting at new galleries and established artists presenting new bodies of…Read More

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September 04, 2023 Artists, Press

Sheida Soleimani: Birds of Passage included in Artsy’s “10 Standout Gallery Exhibitions to See during Armory Week 2023”

10 Standout Gallery Exhibitions to See during Armory Week 2023 Annabel Keenan Sep 4, 2023 11:26AM September marks the start of the busy fall schedule for the art industry. In New York, collectors, curators, and dealers descend on the city for the ever-growing list of fairs. Mostly taking place the second weekend in September—with VIP previews on the 6th and 7th, depending on the event—the roster of fairs is centered on the heavy-hitting Armory Show, which returns this year to the…Read More

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August 18, 2023 Artists, Press

Photographers on Photographers: Vicente Cayuela in Conversation with Sheida Soleimani

PHOTOGRAPHERS ON PHOTOGRAPHERS: VICENTE CAYUELA IN CONVERSATION WITH SHEIDA SOLEIMANI   By Vicente Cayuela    August 18, 2023   ©Sheida Soleimani, Lachrymatory Agent, 2014, courtesy the artist   Striking a delicate balance between shedding light on politically challenging issues and maintaining ethical sensitivity within a historically unethical medium has been a recurring theme throughout Sheida Soleimani’s decade-spanning journey in the art world. In her meticulously crafted and, at times, cryptic still lifes and tableaux, Soleimani exposes the strains in U.S. and Middle East…Read More

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August 07, 2023 Artists

Sheida Soleimani on The Messy Truth – Conversations on Photography Podcast

Sheida Soleimani – On Subversion The Messy Truth – Conversations on Photography By Gem Fletcher Sheida Soleimani’s work explores intersections of art and activism. She melds sculpture, performance, film and photography to highlight critical perspectives on events across the Middle East, unpicking the complex power dynamics between the region and Western nations. Her work interrogates the dissemination of information in digital contexts, adapting found images from press and social media leaks to exist within alternative scenarios. In doing this, she’s…Read More


August 06, 2023 Artists, Press

Meet Multimedia Artist and Activist Sheida Soleimani – Picter Blog

Meet Multimedia Artist and Activist Sheida Soleimani – Picter Blog AUGUST 6, 2023     Katharina Siegel   “What a Revolutionary Must Know”, 2022 – Courtesy of Denny Gallery and Sheida Soleimani.   Sheida Soleimani is an Iranian-American multimedia artist, activist, and professor. Her innovative works in ‘constructed’ tableau photography spark dialogues on the intersection of art and protest, particularly emphasizing ongoing human rights violations in Iran. When and how did you first get involved with photography and arts? What initially…Read More

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July 31, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Artist Paula Wilson shows delirious swath of style at Tang show

Artist Paula Wilson shows delirious swath of style at Tang show William Jaeger July 31, 2023 | Updated: July 31, 2023 2:42 p.m.   Paula Wilson’s “Reflection Pool near Nogal Peak” at  “Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door” exhibit at The Tang Museum. William Jaeger   There seems to be no art medium that Paula Wilson has not tried, and her fearless experimentation is part of what makes her growing oeuvre succeed. Her main focus is her paintings, many of…Read More

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July 24, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

DPI Professor Sean Fader’s “Insufficient Memory” Acquired by Buffalo AKG Art Museum

DPI PROFESSOR SEAN FADER’S “INSUFFICIENT MEMORY” ACQUIRED BY BUFFALO AKG ART MUSEUM   MONDAY, JUL 24, 2023   INSTALLATION VIEW OF DIFFERENCE MACHINES: TECHNOLOGY AND IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY ART (ALBRIGHT-KNOX NORTHLAND, OCTOBER 16, 2021–JANUARY 16, 2022). ART © SEAN FADER. PHOTO: BRENDA BIEGER FOR BUFFALO AKG ART MUSEUM   “I hope that people look at this work and they realize how many people we’ve lost in the fight for queer equity, and that visibility for queer people is complicated: visibility…Read More

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July 20, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

DAY BEFORE TOMORROW: Exclusive Interview With Artist Damien H. Ding

DAY BEFORE TOMORROW: Exclusive Interview With Artist Damien H. Ding   Artist Damien H. Ding talks about the fragility of human connection and the enigmatic journey of intimacy. July 20, 2023   in Art, DSCENE MAGAZINE, Exclusive, Interviews   Damien H. Ding‘s work encapsulates the fragility of human connection and the inevitable dissolution of even the most profound intimacy. The artist employs the language and material of furniture and cabinetry to enable an intimate interaction with painting, evocative household altars, and miniature chapels. His paintings…Read More


July 15, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

‘Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door’, new and recent work by acclaimed New Mexico–based artist

‘Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door’, new and recent work by acclaimed New Mexico–based artist   Paula Wilson, Elders, 2021. Ink, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, and oil on paper, muslin, and canvas, 91 x 83 inches, collection of Chris and Catherine Clifford.   SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY.– The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is opening today Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door, a new exhibition featuring the work of renowned multimedia artist Paula…Read More

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July 14, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Paula Wilson: New at The Tang: Exhibition Features Acclaimed New Mexico–Based Artist

New at The Tang: Exhibition Features Acclaimed New Mexico–Based Artist   BY SARATOGA TODAY | ENTERTAINMENT   Paula Wilson, Elders, 2021, ink, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, and oil on paper, muslin, and canvas, 91 x 83 inches, collection of Chris and Catherine Clifford.   SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door, a new exhibition featuring the work of renowned multimedia artist Paula Wilson. The exhibition opens July…Read More


July 07, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

The Back Story: Ann Shelton

The Back Story: Ann Shelton   Ann Shelton is a leading New Zealand photographer whose work has been widely acclaimed and is held in public and private collections in New Zealand and overseas. Her new work, i am an old phenomenon, is at Auckland’s Gus Fisher Gallery as part of a group exhibition, she could lie on her back and sink, until 26 August.   Shine even into its darkest winter (Fly Agaric) by Ann Shelton, above.   Tell us…Read More


July 03, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

DAY BEFORE TOMORROW Exhibition at Eugster II Belgrade

DAY BEFORE TOMORROW Exhibition at Eugster II Belgrade   DSCENE Magazine teams up with Day Before Tomorrow exhibition curated by Vuk Ćuk. July 3, 2023     in Art, DSCENE MAGAZINE, Exclusive   Day Before Tomorrow, Exhibition View, Photo © Borislav Utjesinovic   DSCENE Magazine embarks on a unique artistic collaboration as it joins forces with the esteemed Eugster II Belgrade gallery for a group exhibition entitled “DAY BEFORE TOMORROW.” Curated by the visionary talent of Vuk Ćuk, this also marks his curatorial debut, showcasing a remarkable group of artists, including…Read More


July 03, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Check out an Iranian-American artist’s new exhibit at the MFA

Check out an Iranian-American artist’s new exhibit at the MFA   “Banner Project” is a new photography exhibit by Sheida Soleimani, who incorporates collage into her elaborate photo scenes.   Sheida Soleimani, Dissident (detail), 2023. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Denny Gallery, New York, Edel Assanti, London, and Harlan Levey Projects, Brussels. © Sheida Soleimani.   By Natalie Gale July 3, 2023   The MFA puts on a new photography exhibit by Providence, R.I.-based artist Sheida Soleimani this…Read More

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June 28, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

UK Art Museum Receives Grant for Its Exhibition “Disguise the Limit: John Yau’s Collaborations”

UK Art Museum receives grant from Terra Foundation for American Art By UK Art Museum report June 28, 2023     LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Art Museum has received a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art in support of its exhibition/publication, “Disguise the Limit: John Yau’s Collaborations.” The Terra Foundation awarded 57 grants in November 2022, amounting to a total of over $5.5 million, to support projects that expand narratives of American art to transform how stories of American art…Read More

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June 19, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Sean Fader’s: “SUGAR DADDY, DEAR DANIELLE” at The Denny Gallery

Sean Fader’s: “SUGAR DADDY, DEAR DANIELLE” at The Denny Gallery   NYU Tisch Professor and Queer Artist, Sean Fader presents an audio-visual exhibition from May 19th – June 24th by Danielle Niecey    |    June 19, 2023     June 3rd, 2023. The Denny Gallery, Manhattan New York — At 12:00 noon the Denny Gallery opened their doors to the eager guests that awaited the new exhibit inside. An intimate group of art enthusiasts, students, buyers, and media press representatives arrived…Read More


June 15, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Submerging Psychedelia: She Could Lie on Her Back and Sink

Submerging Psychedelia: She Could Lie on Her Back and Sink By Misong Kim  |  Auckland, 15 June 2023   Ann Shelton, ‘i am an old phenomenon’ (2022–ongoing). Pigment prints, handmade cedar stands. Courtesy the artist and Two Rooms, Auckland; Denny Gallery, New York; and Bartley and Company Art, Wellington. Exhibition view: Group exhibition, She could lie on her back and sink, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland (3 June–26 August 2023). Courtesy Gus Fisher Gallery. Photo: Sam Hartnett.   A new group exhibition at the University…Read More

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June 13, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Judy Ledgerwood: Milwaukee Art Museum preps two big shows for autumn

Milwaukee Art Museum preps two big shows for autumn   Milwaukee Art Museum will show ‘Art, Life, Legacy: Northern European Paintings in the Collection of Isabel and Alfred Bader,’ which opens Sept. 29, and ’50 Paintings,’ a survey of work by 50 contemporary painters, starting Nov. 17.   Works by Amy Sherald (left) and Judy Ledgerwood (right) from the upcoming “50 Paintings” show at MAM.   By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jun 13, 2023 at 4:24 PM   Milwaukee Art…Read More

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June 12, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Sean Fader Interviewed by Ksenia M. Soboleva

Sean Fader Interviewed by Ksenia M. Soboleva   The digital image as a tool for exploring queer histories. Jun 12, 2023 Interview Art   Sean Fader, Lillies, 2023, archival inkjet print, custom gold lead frame, digital video, 40 × 30 inches. Courtesy of Sean Fader and Denny Gallery.   When Sean Fader and I happened to be on the same Zoom call in the summer of 2022, we quickly decided that the virtual encounter had to be followed by an in-person one….Read More


June 11, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Paula Wilson: New exhibit coming to Tang Museum in July

New exhibit coming to Tang Museum in July   “Elders” by Paula Wilson (image provided)   By SARATOGIAN STAFF | June 11, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.   SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College has a new exhibit opening next month. “Paula Wilson: Toward the Sky’s Back Door” will be on display July 15 through Dec. 30. Wilson, who was born in Chicago and lives and works in Carrizozo, NM, has gained international…Read More


June 07, 2023 Art Fairs, Artists, Events, Press

Jessie Edelman: Frieze and Kiaf to Return to Seoul with Even More Galleries

Frieze and Kiaf to Return to Seoul with Even More Galleries By Michael Irwin Seoul 7 June 2023   Both fairs have expanded their supplementary sectors, Kiaf Plus and Frieze Masters.   Kiaf SEOUL 2022. Courtesy Kiaf SEOUL.   In September, veteran Korean art fair Kiaf Seoul and the new Frieze Seoul will return for their second joint appearance at the Coex Convention & Exhibition Center. Both fairs have announced new additions to their line-ups. Frieze Seoul’s second edition will feature…Read More

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May 12, 2023 Artists, Press

Sheida Soleimani’s FT Weekend Podcast Episode: ‘Her parents fled Iran. Her art tells their story’

Her parents fled Iran. Her art tells their story Iranian-American artist Sheida Soleimani tells her family history through her photography, after years of creating political works Lilah Raptopoulos    May 12, 2023   This is an audio transcript of the FT Weekend podcast episode: ‘Her parents fled Iran. Her art tells their story’   Sheida Soleimani So we see this photographic image of this mud brick-looking house in the ruins. You know, it looks a little in shambles. These are…Read More


May 09, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Artist Amir H. Fallah’s Mesmerizing Portraits

  Artist Amir H. Fallah’s Mesmerizing Portraits STUDIO  MAY 9, 2023  ANNA CLAIRE MAUNEY   A Distorted Reality is Now A Necessity To Be Free, 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 15 x 7 in.   When asked what gets him excited to make something new, contemporary artist Amir H. Fallah says simply, “I’m always excited.” Based in LA, Fallah makes detailed, collage-esque paintings that have been displayed in exhibitions around the world. His work is featured in private collections in Chicago and Kansas City, in the Microsoft…Read More

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May 03, 2023 Artists, Events, Press

Her parents survived prison and separation to flee Iran. Her art tells their story

Her parents survived prison and separation to flee Iran. Her art tells their story   Photographer Sheida Soleimani’s sumptuous collages reveal dark truths about exile and trauma     Lilah Raptopoulos    MAY 3 2023   Sheida Soleimani sits with me in the back of a gallery in Tribeca, New York. Behind us are some pieces of her earlier work, but we’re gazing, on a laptop, at images of her newest. Specifically, we’re looking at a photograph she took of…Read More


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