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Morteza Khakshoor (b. 1984, Iran) currently lives and works in Los Angeles California.  He moved to the U.S. in 2010 to pursue his education in Fine Arts.  He received his BFA in Sculpture from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2015 and completed his MFA in printmaking at The Ohio State University in 2018.  


Khakshoor has exhibited his work widely in the U.S. and internationally since 2011.  Solo exhibitions include: Studio Visit at Emma Gray HQ, Santa Monica, CA (2024); Pin-Drop at Duane Thomas Gallery in NYC (2023); The Quiet Path To Otherwhere at Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK (2023); Dirty Words & A Melody at Wilder Gallery, London, UK (2022), and Forty-One Drawings & Prints 2016-2018 at University Art Gallery, California State University (2018). Group exhibitions include: Painters – London: A Group Show, Half Gallery Annex, NYC (2023); Pour Some Sugar on Me at Lundgren Gallery in Palma Mallorca, Spain (2022); It Was The Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times at Duane Thomas Gallery in NYC (2022), Humoral Theory (3-Person exhibition) at BEERS London, U.K. (2020); and 2018 Edition Artists Book Fair (E/AB) in New York, NY.  


Morteza is the recipient of many awards, including The Inaugural Emerging Artist Award at the Editions/Artists' Book Fair (E/AB) in 2018.  His works are in private and public collections, most notably at The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice in NYC, X Museum in Beijing China, and The Bunker Collection in Palm Beach Florida. 

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