Kamran Sharif

Exhibited Artist

Kamran Sharif (b. 1978, Tabriz, Iran) is a sculptor whose artistic practice has been split into two main parts: one in Iran and the other in the United States, thus the social impacts of the both cultural contexts can be clearly seen in his works. After years of continuous activity in Iran’s visual art scene, the scope of his activities became wider as he immigrated to the United States in 2010. Kamran’s works are abstract sculptures that reflect his sentiments and lived experiences of the world around him and the contemporary human’s dream of immigration. In his creative language, he makes use of a symbolic vocabulary; at times childlike and introspective and at times proactive and straightforward. He represents the joy of unknown experiences, the understanding of a new world, and the sorrow of isolation of the modern human being with the unique quality of his visual skills. His works have been shown in many countries and are maintained in prestigious collections, such as Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art (LACMA), Museum Five Continents in Munich Germany, and in significant private collections as well. He has held 7 solo shows and has participated in more than 20 group shows. Kamran Sharif lives and works in Los Angeles.