Episode 12: Amir H. Fallah

Hear more from Amir on how family inspires his work and entrepreneurial spirit, how he turned Beautiful/Decay from a zine into a fully fledged business, focusing 100% on his art career, finding galleries as long-term partners, building your own buzz, and staying curious.

Links to resources mentioned throughout the episode: 

Maryland Institute College of Art — Where Amir earned his BFA 

Karl Connolly — Early mentor and painting professor of Amir's at MICA 

University of California, Los Angeles — Where Amir earned his MFA, on a full ride scholarship through the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship 

Beautiful/Decay — Arts publication founded by Amir while he was a student at MICA and UCLA

The Third Line — One of the first contemporary art galleries in Dubai, now considered one of the foremost galleries in the Middle East, where Amir is represented  

"A Stranger in Your Home" — Exhibit that explores the immigrant experience in America, personal and collective narratives, and legacy in Amir's first solo show with Shulamit Nazarian gallery in Los Angeles, on view from September through November 2017

Judson Studios — Stained glass studio based in Pasadena, CA that collaborated with Amir to realize one of the works within his show at Shulamit Nazarian 

StoryCorps — Series of recorded interviews between individuals with the mission to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create more just and compassionate world

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art — Kansas based museum directed by Bruce Hartman where Amir's exhibition "The Caretaker" was presented in 2015 

Laura Owens — Graduate school professor of Amir's 

See more of Amir's work on his website www.amirhfallah.com and on Instagram @amirhfallah