Hadi Tabatabai

Transitional Spaces
Thu 02 Nov
5:00pm Reception, Great Hall CFA
6:00pm Artist Talk, Kresge Theatre CFA


HADI TABATABAI was born in Mashhad Iran in 1964. He immigrated to the United States in 1977 with his family, settling in California. Tabatabai received a B.S. in industrial technology from California State University Fresno in 1985 and a B.F.A. in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. Tabatabai’s work has been shown in London, Paris, Turin, Frankfurt, Bonn, Bogotá, and widely in the United States. He has had solo exhibitions at Danese/Corey and Anthony Grant Galleries in New York, Brian Gross Fine Art and Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, and Inde/Jacobs in Marfa Texas. His works are included in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Berkeley Art Museum, (Berkeley California), Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington Delaware), the Contemporary Museum (Honolulu Hawaii), Colby College Museum of Art (Waterville Maine), the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas (Austin), Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Wellesley MA), Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick ME), The Lannan Foundation, The Progressive Corporation Art Collection, the Werner H. Kramarsky Collection, Lloyd Cotsen Collection, Gerald E. Buck Collection, the Estate of Agnes Martin and Luc Tuymans.

Review by Scott Turri in New Art Examiner

Interview by Richard Whitaker

Essay on Agnes Martin by Hadi Tabatabai

Hadi Tabatabai: Now You See it by Maria Porges

True Grid: The Art of Hadi Tabatabai by Melissa Feldman

Silence and Abundance: Hadi Tabatabai and Nelleke Beltjens by Peter Lodermeyer

Hadi Tabatabai: catalogue essay for Papier/Paper by Peter Lodermeyer