Von Lintel Gallery | Los Angeles

Farrah Karapetian

Farrah Karapetian

1978 Born in Marin, CA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Farrah Karapetian Education


MFA University of California Los Angeles, CA


BA Yale University, New Haven, CT

Farrah Karapetian Solo Exhibitions


Building Dwelling Thinking, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Relief, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Farrah Karapetian, Danziger Gallery, New York, NY

Step Twice, Dodd Galleries, University of Georgia at Athens

Stagecraft, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Prone Position, Solo public project for Freeway Studies #2, Inside the Quad, OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(organized by Meg Linton)


Student Body Politic, Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Representation Cubed, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA


Accessory to Protest, LEADAPRON, Los Angeles, CA

Shadowbox Kamikaze, PØST, Los Angeles, CA


Broken Windows Theory, Kantor Gallery, New York, NY


Lightyear, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Tragic Muse, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Int./Ext., Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Shipping Container, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

Farrah Karapetian Selected Group Exhibitions


The Fabric of Felicity, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia


Synthesize, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

Light Play: Experiments in Photography, 1970 to the Present, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA


The Surface of Things, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

A Matter of Memory, Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Collected, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA

Artistic Interpretations of the Cold War, The Wende Museum, Culver City, CA

SKIN, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall, Los Angeles, CA


Russian Doll, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Wall in Our Heads, Haverford College, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford, PA

Summer Exhibition – Gallery Artists, Danziger Gallery, New York, NY

Twenty by Sixteen, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY (curated by Geoffrey Young)


The Wall in our Heads, Goethe-Institut, Washington, DC (curated by Paul M. Farber)

Ambitious, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Fifth Wall, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (curated by Irene Tsatsos)

Prep School: Prepper & Survivalist Ideologies and Utopian/Dystopian Visions, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (curated by Max Presneill)

Trouble with the Index, California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock, Riverside, CA (curated by Joanna Szupinska-Myers)


Rogue Wave 2013: 15 Artists from Los Angeles, LA Louver, Venice, CA

California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (curated by Dan Cameron)


The Black Mirror, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Diane Rosenstein and James Welling)

Don’t the Sun Look Angry at Me: Pictures and Objects from Los Angeles Now, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA

Grey Full, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Geoffrey Young)


Major Grey, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA


Session_7_Words, Krabbesholm FourBoxes Gallery, Denmark

Border Art Biennial 2010 El Paso Museum of Art and Centro Cultural Paso del Norte, El Paso, TX, and Juárez, MX (juried by Rita Gonzalez and Itala Schmelz)

Two Halves, with RJ Messineo, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA (organized by Eve Fowler and Lucas Michaels)

Lovingly, Rose Peebles, Brand Library, Glendale, CA (curated by Kim Schoen)

Open House | State Secrets, with Mitch McEwen and B.E.A.S.T., Superfront, Los Angeles, CA

Flirtation, Love, Passion, Hate, Separation, PØST, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Calvin Phelps)

Excess | Liquidity, with X | Atelier, Superfront, Los Angeles, CA


Session_7_Words, Am Nuden Da, London, England

Wall as Canvas I, Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War, Los Angeles, CA

Perception as Object, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY


Imaginary Thing, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (curated by Peter Eleey)

LA Confidentiel, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Parc Saint-Léger, France (curated by Sandra Patron and Allyson Spellacy

Something About Rooms and Walls, Superfront, Brookly, NY (curated by Mitch Mcewen)


Critics’ Picks, Black & White Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Lilly Wei and Megan Heuer)


New Photography, SFMOMA Artist's Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Farrah Karapetian Awards and Residencies


Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Award, Russia


CES ArtsLink Back Apartment Residency, St. Petersburg, Russia


Visiting Artist, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens

Visiting Artist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition


California Community Foundation Mid-Career Artist Fellowship


Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation, ARTS WRITERS GRANT PROGRAM


Center for Cultural Innovation, Investing In Artists Grant, Innovation Category

Artplace, Funding for Flint Public Art Project, Flint, MI


MacDowell Colony, Monadnock, NH, Residency


Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War, Los Angeles, CA, Residency


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant | New York, NY


Hoyt Scholarship, Los Angeles, CA


Lillian Levinson Scholarship, Los Angeles, CA

UCLA Fine Arts Travel Grant, Hiroshima, Japan

Corine Tyler Walker Prize, Los Angeles, CA


Sudler Fellowship, New Haven, CT


Sudler Fellowship, New Haven, CT

Richter Fellowship, Spain, Morocco

Farrah Karapetian Selected Bibliography


Ollman, Leah. “Review of Building Dwelling Thinking.” Photograph Magazine, Jan/Feb.


Ollman, Leah. “Rematerializing Photography.” Art in America.

Norman, Zachary. “Interview.” Yield Magazine.

Weiskopf, Dan. Constructed: The Contemporary Histroy of the Constructed Image in Photography since 1990. Marni Shindelman (ed.) Routledge / Focal Press.

Knoblauch, Loring. “Highlights from the 2017 AIPAD Photography Show.” Collector Daily, April 3, 2017.


Morse, Rebecca. “LENS: Photography Council 2016 Acquisitions.” LACMA Unframed, July 25, 2016.

Casper, Jim. “Relief: Photograms by Farrah Karapetian.” Lensculture, June 2016.

Stevens, Anise. “Shock of the Old: The Analog Revolution.” Artillery, May/June, 2016.

Zellen, Jody. “Continued and Recommended.” ArtScene, February 2016.

Stevens, Anise. “Farrah Karapetian.” Artillery, February 3, 2016.

Pagel, David. “Critic’s Choice: A head-spinning journey to the edges of Farrah Karapetian’s photographic world.” Los Angeles Times, January 21, 2016.

Black, Ezrha Jean. “Fill Your Heart…(Part 1 of 2).” Artillery, January 12, 2016.


Weingart, Ken. “Interview with Farrah Karapetian.” Art and Photography Blog, November 18, 2015.

Geha, Katie. “Beyond Muscle Memory: An Interview with Farrah Karapetian.” The Georgia Review, November 4, 2015.

Knoblauch, Loring. “Farrah Karapetian at Danziger.” Collector Daily, October 23, 2015.

Kedmey, Karen. “Karapetian’s New Photograms Lay Down a Metallic Beat at Danziger Gallery.” Artsy Editorial, September 11, 2015.

ARTRA Curatorial: Max Presneill, Kio Grifith and Colton Stenke. “Emergent Presence. Fresh Faces in Art: Eight LA Artists You Should Know.” Fabrik, Issue 28.

Cotton, Charlotte. "Photography is Magic!" Aperture.

Schwartz, Chip. “Farrah Karapetian and the concert that never was at Von Lintel Gallery in Los Angeles.” theartblog.com, February 26, 2015.

Ollman, Leah. “Beautiful, conceptually ticklish photograms by Farrah Karapetian.” Los Angeles Times, February 14, 2015.

Hegert, Natalie. “In Colors: Farrah Karapetian at Von Lintel.” artcritical, February 11, 2015.

Darsa, Alissa. “Must-See Art Guide: Los Angeles.” Artnet News, January 29, 2015.

Griffin, Jonathan. “Into the Shadows.” Tate Etc., Issue 33, Spring 2015.

Melrod, George. “Farrah Karapetian.” art ltd., January 2015.


Jacobson, Louis. “Two Takes on the Berlin Wall at the Goethe-Institut.” Washington City Paper, November 11, 2014.

Lisci, Luca. “Begone and present.” TAR digital edition, May 31-June 6, 2014.

Schwendener, Martha. “Origins Story, Through a Modern Lens – Experimental Strategies at Aipad’s Photography Show.” New York Times, April 10, 2014.

Nazarevskaia, Kristina. “Top AIPAD Recommendations: Farrah Karapetian at Von Lintel Gallery.” galleryIntell, April, 2014.

Lisci, Luca. “Begone and present.” TAR digital edition, May 31-June 6, 2014.

Schwendener, Martha. “Origins Story, Through a Modern Lens – Experimental Strategies at Aipad’s Photography Show.” New York Times, April 10, 2014.


Black, Ezrha Jean. “Between a Rock and Ice.” Artillery, November/December 2013.


Lipschutz, Yael. “Review of Representation Cubed,” Whitehot Magazine. June 2012.

Hsing-Huei Chou, Elizabeth. “ELAC Space Shows Art That’s Here Today,” EGP News. May 2012.

Mizota, Sharon. “Review of Representation Cubed,” Los Angeles Times. May 2012.

Heuer, Megan. “500 Words, as told to.” Artforum.com, Spring 2012.

Frank, Peter. “Haiku Review: Paper Hearts and Harpsichords.” Huffington Post, February 29, 2012.


Martin, Terri. “Review of Lovingly, Rose Peebles.” Glendale News, December 10, 2010.

“Artist Curated Projects: A Radical Artist-for-and-by Artist Collective.” Interview Magazine, December 2010.

“OPEN HOUSE, STATE SECRETS.” Polimorfo Journal (Puerto Rico), Summer 2010.

Killion, Stephen. “Empowering Architecture – Open House, State Secrets.” Architizer, Summer 2010.


Ollman, Leah. “Farrah Karapetian at Sandroni Rey.” Los Angeles Times, October

9, 2009.

Souza, John. “Farrah Karapetian: Tragic Muse’ at Sandroni.Rey.” Artweek, April 2009.

Shaw, Michael. “Farrah Karapetian at Sandroni.Rey.” artslant.com, February 2009
“Catherine Taft’s Round-Up of the Best Shows in LA.” saatchi-gallery.co.uk, February 2009.

“art la 09: no country for old men.” venicepaper.net, February 2009.


Ramade, Benedicte. "Los Angeles Sous Le Manteau.” Zérodeux, Automne 2008.

“Continuing and Recommended Exhibitions.” Artsenecal, March 2008.


Baker, Kenneth. "Artists on Art.” San Francisco Chronicle, May 2003.

Farrah Karapetian Public Collections and Commissions


J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

Sir Elton John Photography Collection

New Pacific Realty (Richard Meier & Partners) Beverly Hills, CA

Flint Public Art Project, Flint, MI



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