Taha Heydari (b. 1986, Iran) was born and raised in Tehran. He moved to Baltimore in 2014 to pursue his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and completed his degree in Hoffberger School of Painting, in 2016.

 

Pixelated broken tv images, caused by Iranian government satellite jamming, triggered Heydari’s fascination with the moment of glitch. He considers glitch as a visible instance of separation between what an image does, what it is made of, and how it appears to us. He uses acrylic and various palette knives, rollers, and airbrush to create complex, highly detailed surfaces where he can accentuate the significance of tools, material, and technology in the act of representation. Heydari is represented by Haines Gallery in the US and Ab-Anbar Gallery in Tehran and his work has been showcased in solo exhibitions at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC Haines Gallery, San Francisco, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY. Heydari lives and works in Baltimore, USA.