Education

2019-2021
UC San Diego | Studio Arts, Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Minor
2017-2019
Art Center College of Design | Fine Arts
2016-2017
California College of the Arts | Illustration
2016-2017
Pasadena City College | Fine Arts, Writing

Exhibitions

Solo
2022

Glass Eye (Nazar) | Adams Hill Park, Funded by the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission | Glendale, CA

Walled Windows | Community Contemporary | Los Angeles, CA

2021
Tantouze | Chateau Orquevaux | Orquevaux, France

The Evil Eye | The Mine | Los Angeles, CA

Azizam | Adam D. Kamil Gallery | Virtual Exhibition

2020
Thank You For Coming / Thank You For Leaving | Adam D. Kamil Gallery | San Diego, CA
Group
2022

Journeywork | Full Bloom Gallery | Los Angeles, CA

Brand 50th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper | Brand Library and Art Center | Glendale, CA

Building Our Community | Community Contemporary | Los Angeles, CA

2020

Too Tired For 2020 | Too Tired Project | Virtual Exhibition

Color, Shapes, & Shadows | Van Der Plas Gallery | New York, NY

We're Not Sure If We're Broken | Coaxial Arts Foundation | Los Angeles, CA

2019
Persona Unknown | Adam D. Kamil Gallery | San Diego, CA
2018
Queer Trans Zine Fest | New Urban Arts | Providence, RI
2017
Interface | California College of the Arts | San Francisco, CA
2016
To Be Designed | Hubbell Street Galleries | San Francisco, CA

Professional Experience

Aug 2019
The Coder School | Coding Instructor
Jun 2019
Tried & True Tutoring | Robotics Instructor
Jan 2019 - Jun 2019
Computer Wise Kids | Computer Instructor
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
My Little Masterpieces Inc. | Public Art Docent

Awards & Publications

2022

Artist in Residence | GlogauAIR | Berlin, Germany

"Four Paintings by Keywan Tafteh"  

Published by Layabout Magazine. February 2022.

2021

Artist in Residence | Chateau Orquevaux | Orquevaux, France

“Queer Artist Keywan Tafteh Shares His Thoughts on Neo-Depressionism,
Queer Aesthetics, The Evil Eye, and a Love of Dance.“

Interview with JP Schuning. CAMP Zine. Published by GlendaleOUT. July 2021.

References

Paul Mpagi Sepuya | paulsepuya.com | psepuya@ucsd.edu
Los Angeles, CA
William T. Georgis | gma.nyc | bill@gma.nyc
New York, NY