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Art Window

Thursday, October 1st 2020 to Tuesday, June 1st 2021

While the Doug Adams Gallery is out of use, we are using our beautiful ground floor window (2465 LeConte Ave. Berkeley) to highlight some of the Bay Area's talented artists of color!

This May, don’t miss the work of recent UC Berkeley MFA graduate Biz Rasam!

Biz was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and moved to the United States at a young age. His artwork seeks to humanize the Afghan culture, something he sees a great need for, particularly in the wake of 9/11. His ambition to represent the Afghan-American experience has led him to pursue an MFA at UC Berkeley. 

Biz’s May exhibition features artwork inspired by 14th-century Islamic miniature painting. His latest research has focused specifically on the miniatures of Persian painter Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād.  Many of the subjects Biz draws out in his own work focuses on battle scenes and depictions of religious worship, as he finds these to be the most relevant topics to Afghan life today.

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This will be our final Art Window artist for the foreseeable future -- thank you to everyone who has made this strange new exhibition format possible!

Watch a recording of January's panel discussion with Art Window artists Ora Clay, Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo, and Shirin Khalatbari