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Kymia Nawabi
updated: 04/29/2012
website: kymianawabi.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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You Will Do It Again and Better, We Live Forever
The Bridge
Have Faith In The Ouroboros
The Soul Purpose
The Philosopher's Stone Is In You
Not For Long, My Forlorn
If You Feel Close Enough, You Can See It
The Lookout
Sheathing Death
A Familiar Epoch of All Your Lives
 
Portfolio Keywords:  spiritual, autobiographical, surreal, pattern, nature, psychological, dreams, fantasy, figurative, meditative
 
 
You Will Do It Again and Better, We Live Forever  by Kymia Nawabi
You Will Do It Again and Better, We Live Forever
acrylic, glitter and ink on paper
2011
72 " x  84 " 
The Bridge by Kymia Nawabi
The Bridge
acrylic, glitter, ink and watercolor on paper
2011
72 " x  78 " 
Have Faith In The Ouroboros by Kymia Nawabi
Have Faith In The Ouroboros
ink and watercolor on paper
2011
72 " x  78 " 
The Soul Purpose by Kymia Nawabi
The Soul Purpose
ink and watercolor on paper
2011
72 " x  96 " 
The Philosopher's Stone Is In You by Kymia Nawabi
The Philosopher's Stone Is In You
acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper
2011
72 " x  108 " 
Not For Long, My Forlorn by Kymia Nawabi
Not For Long, My Forlorn
acrylic, crayon, glitter, ink and watercolor on paper
2011
48 " x  48 " 
If You Feel Close Enough, You Can See It by Kymia Nawabi
If You Feel Close Enough, You Can See It
acrylic, ink and watercolor on Dura-lar
2011
18 " x  21 " 
The Lookout by Kymia Nawabi
The Lookout
ink and watercolor on Dura-lar
2011
18 " x  21 " 
Sheathing Death by Kymia Nawabi
Sheathing Death
acrylic, ink and watercolor on Dura-lar
2011
18 " x  21 " 
A Familiar Epoch of All Your Lives by Kymia Nawabi
A Familiar Epoch of All Your Lives
acrylic, ink and watercolor on Dura-lar
2011
18 " x  21 " 

Artist Statement

 

With a growing curiosity for spirituality, my most recent works of mixed media drawings and sculpture showcase the beginnings of my research on Alchemy, Greek and Egyptian mythology as well as religions from around the world. I have adopted gods, mythological creatures and burial ceremonies from different cultures as a part of my own belief system.

With these new insights, I have invented a mythology of characters, landscapes and metaphors that symbolize death, the afterlife, rebirth, spirits and souls. Ideas such as the philosopher's stone, a substance that allows base metal to be turned into gold, and the Ouroboros symbolizing eternal rebirth, for example, all materialize within my allegorical works. In these poignant drawings with life-size characters, I present the viewer with moments of enlightened, transcendental states of our existence, and perhaps what happens to us as we pass on. 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Kymia Nawabi

 

Education

 

2006

Master of Fine Arts, Concentration in Painting and Drawing

University of Florida, College of Fine Arts, School of Art and Art History, Gainesville, FL

 

2003

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration in Painting and Drawing

East Carolina University, College of Fine Arts, School of Art and Design, Greenville, NC

 

Awards, Fellowships, Grants, Residencies and Scholarships

 

2012

Keyholder Residency, The Lower East Side Printshop, NY, NY

 

2011

Winner of Bravo's Work of Art The Next Great Artist, Season 2 contestant and winner, NY, NY

 

2009

NYFA Grant and Fellowship in Drawing, The New York Foundation for the Arts, NY, NY

 

Swing Space Grant and Residency, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY, NY

 

2008

Aljira Nominee and Fellowship, Aljira Emerge 10 Program, Newark, NJ

 

2007

Swing Space Grant and Residency, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY, NY

  

The Canal Chapter Residency, NY, NY

 

Women’s Studio Workshop Fellowship and Residency, Rosendale, NY

 

Selected Group/Solo Exhibitions

 

2012

Not For Long, My Forlorn, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (Solo)

 

2011

Not For Long, My Forlorn, Phillips de Pury & Company, NY, NY

 

2010

Tragic Sense of Life, The Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

 

2009

The Queens International 4 Biennial, The Queens Museum, Queens, NY

 

2008

Free Danger Presents, Free Danger Den, Brooklyn, NY (Solo)

 

2007

13th Annual International Exhibition of Women’s Art, SOHO 20, NY, NY

 

Home/Away, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

 

2006

a real real worrier warrior, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, NC (Solo)

 

Visiting Artist Lectures and Panels

 

2012

Commencement speaker and visiting artist, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

 

New College, Sarasota, FL

 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

2011

Panelist, NYFA Fellowships for printmaking, drawing, and book arts, NY, NY

 

2010

Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

 

2009

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC