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Bridging communities, one pop-up at a time ( image

‘Art Brief: Iranian Contemporary Los Angeles’: Bridging communities, one pop-up at a time Rashi Rahnama started the L.A.-based organization Advocartsy this year, which aims to connect artists, galleries and collectors and bring awareness to artists of Middle Eastern descent. It’s something that Rahnama, a former attorney who grew up in Tehran and immigrated to California with her family in 1979, had been thinking about for … click to continue reading     

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When artist Fariba Ameri came to Los Angeles to study economics at USC she planned on returning to Iran after earning her degree. But the 1979 revolution in her country altered her plans, and California has been home ever since. Fast forward several decades and Palisadian Ameri has put the business world behind her and now works as an artist. First inspired by Vincent Van Gogh at age 14, Ameri is drawn to artists with passion and personal struggles. She is not formally trained, but has studied on her own and taken classes through the years. read more

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Experience “The Beauty Of Inner Truth” At JNA Gallery In Santa Monica image

JNA Gallery at Bergamot Station this weekend presents the new exhibit “The Beauty of Inner Truth” – an exhibition of mixed media works by the Iranian-born artist Fariba Ameri (pictured right). An opening reception will be held Saturday, July 13 from 6-9 pm. Each of Ameri’s paintings tell the story of “woman” and the common challenges faced by individuals of differing cultural origins through the ages. The exhibition will run through Sept. 1. Ameri’s work is influenced by … Click to read full article

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Fariba Ameri: The Beauty of Inner Truth – artweek LA image

Ameri’s’ work is influenced by her personal experiences as a woman with a diverse, multi-cultural heritage. Her inclusive worldview was shaped by a mélange of Eastern and Western cultures which are reflected in her artistic style and sensibilities. The Beauty of Inner Truth speaks to this complexity that Ameri likens to a “thousand-piece puzzle.” Many of her subjects, like herself, are immigrants. “We could all be considered immigrants of the world, women and men alike, in search of our own destiny and purpose,” she says. “We cannot survive time but our stories will. This is how we become immortal.” Using mixed media, strong contrasting colors, and … click to read full article

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‘Beauty’ in the eye of the beholder – image

Thirty years after fleeing Iran, artist explores post-revolution repercussions on the female psyche in her first Westside solo show By Michael Aushenker Fariba Ameri is an artist who has wandered a long way from home, both physically and metaphysically. After 17 years of life in her native Iran, things changed fast in her country while she attended college in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. She lost her home, her country… and her past with it. “The revolution happened,” Ameri told The Argonaut. “I left home with the idea to go study and I never went back.” Read the rest of this article here at

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