Collecting From The Artist’s Perspective
This virtual program is part of the Collector Starter Pack series and requires registration. 901 Club levels with access to this program: Level 2+
Featuring speakers: Amir H. Fallah (artist), Rupy C. Tut (artist), Genevieve Gaignard (artist)
The most important part of the arts ecosystem is of course the artists. Hear from three artists showing at ICA SF about their opinion on collecting.
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Amir H. Fallah is an artist living and working in Los Angeles who has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and abroad. Selected solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson; South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings SD; Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland OR; San Diego ICA; and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland KS. In 2009, Fallah was chosen to participate in the 9th Sharjah Biennial. In 2015, Fallah received the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. The artist is in the permanent collection of the LACMA; de Young Museum; Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama; Pérez Collection, Miami; SMART Museum of Art at the University of Chicago; The Microsoft Collection, Washington; and Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, UAE.
Genevieve Gaignard is a multidisciplinary artist who uses self-portraiture, collage, sculpture and installation to elicit dialogue around the intricacies of race, beauty and cultural identity. Since 2019, Gaignard has debuted six solo exhibitions and participated in numerous countrywide group shows. Her most recent solo exhibition, "Strange Fruit," opened with Vielmetter Los Angeles in March 2022 and marks her most ambitious body of work to date, both in scale and subject matter. Gaignard's work has appeared at: The Broad, CA; Stephen Friedman Gallery, UK; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX; The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, DC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; The Getty Center, CA; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, MA; and Prospect.4, LA.
Rupy C. Tut creates paintings on paper using handmade pigments. Her work is rooted in personal history; Tut is a grandchild of refugees, an immigrant, a mother, and a preservationist of traditional Indian painting techniques in use since 18th century AD. Her work has recently been highlighted through exhibitions at the deYoung Museum and Headlands Center for the Arts, as well as solo shows at the Triton Museum of Art and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco. Tut’s work is a part of significant private and public collections within the UK and the United States, including the Asian Art Museum and the deYoung museum in San Francisco. She continues to inspire her practice from her studio in Oakland, CA.