Thread Painting 2012-1, 2012
Thread, wood and acrylic paint
14.25 x 12 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Brian Gross Fine Art
Retail Value: $3,200
Hadi Tabatabai (AIR ’10 & Affiliate ’06) uses plywood, grout, gypsum, thread, wax and acrylic paint to create his serene, geometric works. His work is in the public collections of The Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; the Delaware Art Museum; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii; Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine; the Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Werner Kramarsky, New York; among others. Tabatabai has been included in numerous museum exhibitions, most recently at the Katonah Museum of Art, New York; The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii; and the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art. He has been an artist in residence at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; the Kala Art Institute; and Headlands Center for the Arts. He received a BS in industrial technology at Fresno State University and a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Tabatabai lives and works in San Francisco.