Artist Talk: Arghavan Khosravi

Program October 14, 2023, 4 p.m.
Mildred S. Lee Gallery

Join artist Arghavan Khosravi for a conversation with Dr. Gannit Ankori, Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator of the Rose Art Museum and Professor of Fine Arts and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as they discuss the artist’s practice and work.

In conversation with Ankori, Khosravi will explore her subversion of the oppressed Muslim woman through enigmatic works that weave ancient Persian motifs with Surrealist iconography. Drawing inspiration from her experience as a woman living in Iran and a Muslim immigrant to the United States, Khosravi‘s paintings and sculptures provide a powerful voice to the unheard, the unseen, and the forgotten.


Artist Arghavan Khosravi and Director and Chief Curator Gannit Ankori talking

Artist Talk with Arghavan Khosravi, 2023. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University.



Arghavan Khosravi (b. 1984, Shahr-e-kord, Iran) is the 2023 Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence. She received an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design after completing a post-baccalaureate program in studio art 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. Her work has been exhibited at prominent venues such as the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire; the FLAG Art Foundation, New York; the Orlando Museum of Art, Florida; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China; Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island; and Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Massachusetts; among others. Khosravi has held residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, Massachusetts; the Studios at MassMoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; Monson Arts, Monson, Maine; and Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York. She is a 2019 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters & Sculptors Grant and a 2017-18 recipient of the Walter Feldman Fellowship.


This program is held in conjunction with Arghavan Khosravi: Black Rain, August 3–October 22, 2023, and is supported by the Ruth Ann and Nathan Perlmutter Artist-in-Residence Award Fund.