Toba Khedoori

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Toba Khedoori (born 1964, Australia) is an artist of Iraqi heritage, known primarily for highly detailed mixed-media paintings executed on large sheets of wax-coated paper.

Biography[edit]

Khedoori was born in Sydney and raised in Australia, and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from UCLA in 1994. She is the identical twin sister of artist Rachel Khedoori.[1]

Artwork[edit]

Khedoori's works often fill the spectator's entire field of vision; a 'typical' Khedoori painting combines elements of drawing, painting, and art installation. Some of Khedoori's best-known paintings feature architectural renderings surrounded by a vast expanse of white or blank space. In recent years, Khedoori has incorporated natural imagery and landscape into her work. Additionally, her most recent output has moved from wax-on-paper into oil and canvas, with subject matter drawing influence from geometric sequences.[2]

Toba Khedoori is represented by Regen Projects, Los Angeles and David Zwirner, New York.

Exhibitions[edit]

Khedoori began exhibiting in 1993, and was shown early in her career at the 1995 Whitney Biennial exhibition.[3] Khedoori has since had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in the St. Louis Art Museum, the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., among others. Khedoori's work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her work will be included in the 53rd International Venice Biennale, Venice 2009.

Awards[edit]

Khedoori was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship in 2002.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberta Smith (March 05, 1999) "Art in Review; Rachel Khedoori", The New York Times.
  2. ^ Corwin, William (October 2012). "Toba Khedoori". The Brooklyn Rail. 
  3. ^ 12/30/96 A BEAUTIFUL MARKET FOR ART
  4. ^ http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.1038727/apps/s/content.asp?ct=1550399

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