Pantea Karimi

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Pantea Karimi

Pantea Karimi has lived, studied, and worked in Iran, the UK and the US and presently resides in San Jose, California. She started her training in painting and classical music at age 14, which led to her decision to pursue art professionally. Karimi earned her MFA in printmaking and painting from San Jose State University in 2009. She also holds a Diploma in printmaking and glassworks from Hastings College of Arts and Technology in England in 2004 and an MFA in graphic design from the Art University of Tehran, Iran, in 1999. Karimi’s fine arts and graphic works have been featured in several publications in Iran, Italy, Croatia, the UK and the United States. Her prints and digital works have been exhibited in various venues in Iran, Algeria, Germany, Croatia, Mexico, the UK, and the United States, including the de Young Museum and the Yerba Buena Art Center in San Francisco, 2012 ZERO1 Biennial, the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, the Peninsula Museum of Art in Burlingame, the Google Company and the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, the San Jose City Hall, the New Bedford Art Museum in Massachusetts, Pikto Gallery in Zagreb, Croatia and Platform in Munich, Germany. She is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Kala Fellowship-Residency Award; the 2010 Distinguished Artist Award by the City of Cupertino Fine Arts Commission; the 2011 Multicultural Arts Leadership Initiative Fellowship; and the 2012 School of Arts and Culture Grant in San Jose, CA. Karimi is a faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts at Cabrillo College in Aptos and maintains a studio in Cubberley Studios in Palo Alto, CA.

Fine Arts Skills

  • Painting
    Watercolor, acrylic, oil, and gouache
  • Drawing
    Charcoal, pencil, pastel, color pencil, and collage
  • Glass
    Illustration techniques, collage, and use of kiln
  • Printmaking
    Intaglio (hard-ground, sugar-lift, aquatint, spit bite and two plates)
    Silkscreen (monotype, mixed media, textile, halftone CMYK process, autographic, photomontage, vinyl and paper stencils )
    Monotype (viscosity printing, dry transfer, counter print & photo transfer)
    Woodcut and Linocut

Graphics Applications

  • Adobe
    Illustrator, Photoshop, In-design, After Effects, Premier Elements 10
  • Microsoft
    Word, Power Point, Excel

Gallery and Membership

  • Aun Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
  • San Francisco Museum of Art





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    Cubberley Artists Studios, Palo Alto, CA
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  • Category
    Graphic Designers
  • Location
    California, USA
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