Amir H. Fallah was born in Tehran, Iran in 1979. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001 and his MFA from University of California Los Angeles in 2005. Fallah’s artistic oeuvre encompasses painting, photography, sculpture, and installation combined with a visual vocabulary that includes collage and complex patterning. The works present a critical observation of the deconstruction and appropriation of portraiture in its various forms. Fallah’s practice presents an alternative perspective to entrenched art historical portraiture traditions and the dynamics of modern day art collection and art making. Intertwined with these concerns are his reflections upon identity and personal narrative.
Fallah has exhibited widely in exhibits across the United States and internationally. These include Embedded Memories, Mohsen Gallery, Tehran, Iran (2016); The Caretaker, Nerman Museum Of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS (2015) ; Perfect Strangers,18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA (2015) ; From The Primitive To the Present, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2015) ; JOYCE Gallery, Hong Kong (2014); The Collected, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2013); The Collected, Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco (2013). His numerous group exhibitions include Illusions of a Perfect Utopia, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA (2014); I’ll Show You Mine, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, USA (2014), Theory Of Survival: Fabrications, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, USA (2014), Between The Folds, 10 Year Anniversary Show, Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2013); SUPERCALLAFRAGILEMYSTICEXTASY -DIOECIOUS, Lancaster museum of Art and History, California, USA (2013); Show Off, Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE (2011); Amir also participated in the We Must Risk Delight- Twenty Artists From Los Angeles, 56th La Biennale Di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2015) and the 9th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE (2009).
Fallah is a 2017 recipient of the California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual arts and a 2015 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. His works are part of several private and public collections, including the Nerman Museum Of Contemporary Art and the Salsali Private Museum Collection, and the Microsoft Collection.
Fallah lives and works in Los Angeles, California.