Farrah Karapetian    bio + work

Born in Los Angeles, CA, 1978
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA
B.A., Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT

Selected Exhibitions

2010 Lovingly, Rose Peebles, Group Exhibition developed by Ginny Cook and Kim Schoen, Material Press
2009 Lightyear, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA
Perception As Object, Group Exhibition, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY
Tragic Muse, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Int./Ext., Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Imaginary Thing, curated by Peter Eleey, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Shipping Container, Sandroni Rey, Los Angeles, CA
LA Confidentiel, curated by Sandra Patron and Allyson Spellacy, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Parc Saint-Léger, France
MFA Exhibition, Univerisity of California, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Something About Rooms and Walls, curated by Mitch McEwen, Superfront, Brooklyn, NY

2005 SF Camerawork, Benefit Auction 2005, San Francisco, CA


Crits Pix v.2.0, curated by Lilly Wei and Megan Heuer, Black & White Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


The Love Tour, SICA, Traveling Exhibition through Europe and the Middle East


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


Thesis Show, Yale University, New Haven, CT


30 Years of Women at Yale, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2000 Panorama, Studio 56, New Haven, CT

Grants / Awards

2009 Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, NY
2008 Hoyt Scholarship, Los Angeles, CA


Lillian Levinson Scholarship, Los Angeles, CA
Departmental 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


Herbert Ryman Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Writing by Farrah

2009 Catalogue Essay: "Perry Hall: Painting, Time and Material Intelligence"for Superfront LA, September 2009
Review: "John Waters" at Gagosian, June 2009
Review: "Christopher Russell" at Circus Gallery, May 2009

2008 Artslant.com
Review: "Please Listen, People": Addressing HIV/AIDS in Bengali Scroll Paintings, July 2008
Review: Mungo Thomson at the Hammer, July 2008
Review: SUPERMAX 2008 at MOCA, July 2008
Review: In the Belly of Bloomberg, June 2008
Review: Heavy Light from Japan at ICP, June 2008
Review: What His Dad Gave Him", Chris Burden at Rockefeller Center, June 2008

Reframing Mirrors and Windows, June 2008

Review: "Against the Grain" at LACE, August 2008


The Brooklyn Rail
Review: Lee Friedlander at MOMA, August 2005
Review: John Szarkowski at SFMOMA, March 2005

The Brooklyn Rail
Review: William Eggleston at SFMOMA, October 2004
Review: "6 From the 70's" at Howard Greenberg, September 2004
Review: Andreas Gursky at Matthew Marks, June 2004
Review: Issue 26 of Blindspot Magazine, May 2004
Review: Marco Breuer at Von Lintel, March 2004


2009 Souza, John. "Farrah Karapetian: Tragic Muse' at Sandroni.Rey", Artweek, April 2009
Shaw, Michael. "Farrah Karapetian at Sandroni.Rey", Artslant.com, February 2009

2008 Ramade, Bénédicte. "Los Angeles Sous le Manteau", Zéro deux, numéro 47, p. 27, automne 2008

2003 Baker, Kenneth. "Artists on Art", 3rd in a series of interviews by Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, May 2003