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Fawad Khan
updated: 07/23/2009
website: www.fawadkhan.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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GO POSTAL (WE DELIVER FOR YOU)
504 ACCELERATED
KARAKORAM EXPRESS (COLLISION ZONE)
SPECTACLE OF PRIDE
STRIPED TWO-THOUSAND-TWO
SPIDERSOLDIERS (WITH POMEGRANATE HILL)
CHILLI-MOTO (EAT MY DUST)
CITRÖENASIA GRAND (With Chilli Peppers)
New Yorker (Taxi)
Adversary
AM General DJ-5
Made in Tripoli
Sindh Super Highway
EC Yard Dog
Downtown Twins (Tribeca Vespas)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  violence, figurative, identity, repetition, obsessive, political, process, biomorphic, memory, narrative
 
 
GO POSTAL (WE DELIVER FOR YOU) by Fawad Khan
GO POSTAL (WE DELIVER FOR YOU)
gouache and ink on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
504 ACCELERATED by Fawad Khan
504 ACCELERATED
gouache and ink on paper
2006
22" x  30" 
KARAKORAM EXPRESS (COLLISION ZONE) by Fawad Khan
KARAKORAM EXPRESS (COLLISION ZONE)
gouache and ink on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
SPECTACLE OF PRIDE by Fawad Khan
SPECTACLE OF PRIDE
gouache and ink on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
STRIPED TWO-THOUSAND-TWO by Fawad Khan
STRIPED TWO-THOUSAND-TWO
gouache and ink on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
SPIDERSOLDIERS (WITH POMEGRANATE HILL) by Fawad Khan
SPIDERSOLDIERS (WITH POMEGRANATE HILL)
gouache and ink on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
CHILLI-MOTO (EAT MY DUST) by Fawad Khan
CHILLI-MOTO (EAT MY DUST)
gouache and ink on paper
2007
22" x  30" 
CITRÖENASIA GRAND (With Chilli Peppers) by Fawad Khan
CITRÖENASIA GRAND (With Chilli Peppers)
Acrylic Enamel on Wall
2007-08
252" x  216" 
New Yorker (Taxi) by Fawad Khan
New Yorker (Taxi)
(installation view) fiberglass, steel, enamel, plastic, lights, tires
2008
40" x  66"  x 72" 
Adversary by Fawad Khan
Adversary
Acrylic wall painting
2008
72" x  72" 
AM General DJ-5 by Fawad Khan
AM General DJ-5
(installation view) steel, enamel, rustoleum, plastic, tires, jeep seat
2008
60" x  72"  x 132" 
Made in Tripoli by Fawad Khan
Made in Tripoli
aquatint, etching, spit bite, and screenprint
2009
24.25" x  29.5" 
Sindh Super Highway by Fawad Khan
Sindh Super Highway
etching, archival inkjet, spit bite, screenprint, and collage
2009
24.25" x  29.5" 
EC Yard Dog by Fawad Khan
EC Yard Dog
aquatint, etching, spit bite, and screenprint
2009
24.25" x  29.5" 
Downtown Twins (Tribeca Vespas) by Fawad Khan
Downtown Twins (Tribeca Vespas)
aquatint, etching, spit bite, and screenprint
2009
24.25" x  29.5" 

Artist Statement
Through colorful murals, installations, and intricate drawings that on first glance look playful and whimsical, my work illuminates a dark and complex political struggle with violence and identity that takes place through, on, and in public vehicles.

Artist Bio / CV

Fawad Khan
American
b. 1978, Tripoli, Libya


Solo Exhibitions
2008 33 Bond Gallery, NY
2008 Scope NY, 33 Bond Gallery Booth, NY


Group Exhibitions
2008 A Wrinkle in Time, BRIC Rotunda Gallery
2008 On Procession, Indianapolis Museum of Art through Deitch Projects
2008 Exploding the Lotus, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood curated by Jaishri Abichandani
2007 LOVE/WAR/SEX, Exit Art
2007 Scope Hamptons, 33 Bond Gallery, NY, selected by Mitchell Minskoff and Alix Frey

2007 25th Anniversary Benefit Show, Exit Art, NY, curated by Jeanette Ingberman

2006 The Studio Visit, Exit Art, NY

2005 The Art Parade, Deitch Projects, NY, curated by Jeffrey Deitch

2005 Bebe Benoliel Gallery, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia PA, curated by Bobbie Ann Tilkens

2005 AIM25, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, co-curated by Lydia Yee and Amy Rosenblum Martin

2005 A Warlike People: Victims or Perpetrators, Shade Projects at Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix AZ

2004 Terrorvision, Exit Art, NY, co-curated by Papo Colo and Jeanette Ingberman


Awards/Honors/Events
2008 Lower East Side Printshop, Special Editions Resident

2007 NYFA/LMCC artists focus group, hosted at NYFA

2007 Slide talk and panel discussion, Maryland Institute

2006 Real Art Ways Benefit Auction

2005 Artist in the Marketplace Residency Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY

2005 Visual Arts Studio Residency Program in Tribeca, Chashama Art Foundation

2003 Visiting Artist, Indus Valley Art School, Karachi, Pakistan


Selected Bibliography
Cotter, Holland. “Latino Art and Beyond Category.” New York Times, 2 Sept 2005: cover, Weekend Arts Section.

Genocchio, Benjamin. “ART REVIEW: When Artists Discover Craft-Oriented Kitsch.” New York Times, 21 Aug 2005.

Yehya, Naief. “REVIEWS: Terrorvision.” Art Nexus, No. 55, Jan 2005.

Yee, Lidya, “AIM 25.” Exhibition Catalogue, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, 2005.

NewsNight CNN with Aaron Brown: “Terrorvision.” Segment 7, CNN. 7 July 2004


Education
2003 MFA, School of Visual Arts, NY

2001 BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD

1999 Center for Art and Culture through Maryland Institute, Aix-en-Provence, France