Hadi Tabatabai (AIR ’10, AFF ’06, ’07, ’08) is a visual artist from Iran whose work combines drawing, painting, and sculpture. He uses plywood, grout, gypsum, thread, wax and acrylic paint to create his serene, geometric works. Tabatabi’s compositions embody liminality; that is, they create a constant experience of sensations that exist at the limen, or edge, of perception. His work is held in collections including the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco; the Berkeley Art Museum; the Delaware Art Museum; the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; and the Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe. He has had solo exhibitions at the Anthony Grant Gallery in New York, the Brian Gross Fine Art in San Francisco, the Inde/Jacobs Gallery in Marfa, and the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco. Tabatabai holds a BFA in Painting from San Francisco Art Institute. He lives and works in the Bay Area.