"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
Laleh Khorramian (b. 1974, Tehran, Iran; raised in Orlando, Florida, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn and Campbell Hall, New York. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and earned a BFA from the The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1997) and an MFA from Columbia University (2004). She has been a resident at Krinzinger Projekte Residency, Vienna (2008-09) and La Curtiduria Residency, Oaxaca City, Mexico (2008). Awards and honors include grants from the Gottlieb Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Pat Hearn and Colin Deland Foundation, The Artist Fellowship Award, and the Agnes Martin Award. Her work has been included in the exhibitions Water Panics in the Sea, Nicole Klagsbrun Project Space, New York (2012); Making Room: The Space Between Two- and Three- Dimensions, MASS MoCA, North Adams (2012); Water Panics in the Sea, The Thirdline and The Pavillion, Dubai (2011); Atom Fables, Ballroom Marfa curates the Highline, New York (2011); Immaterial Extracted, Trois Gallery | SCAD Atlanta (2011); Paradise Lost, Istanbul Museum of Art, Istanbul (2011); The Dissolve, Site Santa Fe Bienniale (2010); New Frontier Shorts, Sundance Film Festival, Park City (2010); Scene 9, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AU (2009); The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Australia (2009); Unveiled, The Saatchi Gallery, London (2009); I Without End, Salon 94 Freemans, New York (2008); Zenith and Nadir, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2008); Surface to Air, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA (2007); The Uncertain States of America-American Video Art of the 3rd Millennium, Moscow Biennial (2007); Laleh Khorramian, The Third Line, Dubai (2006); Land Mine, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2006); and Chopperlady, Salon 94, New York (2005).
The Third Line