Asad Faulwell

Asad Faulwell was born in Caldwell, Idaho in 1982, and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2005 and Claremont Graduate University in 2008. While at Claremont he was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.


In the last few years, Asad Faulwell, has produced a series of works on Les Femmes D’Alger: giving homage to the forgotten Algerian women who fought alongside their male counterparts in the war of independence from French occupation between 1954-1962.


Faulwell’s works are intricately produced and involve poetic collaged paintings of these unique women based on photographs taken during their lifetimes - captured moments when they were on trial in the French courts or before then, when they were young and innocent. The repetition of images and the quasi-religious imagery he employs give the series an air of devotional shrines whilst the brightly colored, elaborate, repetitive arrangements are reminiscent both of Henri Matisse’s decorative patterning as well as Faulwell’s own Iranian Islamic tradition of geometric design.


Faulwell has participated in numerous solo exhibitions including: Phantom, Denk Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, 2018; In the Heart of the Cosmos, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE, 2017; Shapeless Shackles, Bill Brady Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, 2016; Obelisk Movements, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, 2014; Bed of Broken Mirrors, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE, 2014; Pins and Needles, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas, USA, 2013; Empty Vessels, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, 2012; Les Femmes D’Alger, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, 2011; Recent Work, Link Contemporary, Claremont, California, USA, 2009; and MFA Thesis Exhibition, Peggy Phelps Gallery (CGU), Claremont, California, USA, 2008.


He has participated in several group exhibitions including: Unexpected Encounters, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 2018; In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art, LAMA, California, 2018; Neumman/Wolfson Art, New York City, NewYork, USA, 2017; Hi-Res, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, 2017; Dallas Art Fair, with Lawrie Shabibi, Texas, USA, 2017; The Collector’s Room, The Epsten Gallery, Overland Park, Kansas, USA, 2017; Collaboration, Santa Monica College Barrett Art Gallery, CA, USA, 2016; Dallas Art Fair, with Lawrie Shabibi, Dallas, Texas, USA, 2016; Sensorium, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, 2016; An Odyssey, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California, USA, 2015; NADA Art Fair, Bill Brady Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA, 2015; Art Dubai Contemporary, with Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE, 2015; Misappropriations: New Acquisitions, Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach, California, USA, 2015; People Staring, Kravets Wehby Gallery,New York City, New York, USA, 2014; 6018 Wilshire, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2014; 17th Islamic Arts Festival, Sharjah Contemporary Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE, 2014; Fountains of the Deep, Curated by Darren Aronofsky, New York City, New York, USA, 2014; Rogue Wave, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2013; Chockablock, Curated by Kristina Newhouse, Long Beach State Art Museum, Long Beach, California, USA, 2013; The New World, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, California, 2013; Oppenheimer Collection @ 20, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas, USA, 2012; About Face, ACME, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2012; Disorder, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, USA, 2012; To Live & Paint in LA, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California, USA, 2012; Visions from the New California, Kala Art Gallery, Berkeley, California, USA, 2012; Incredulous Zealots 4 Painterly Interrogations from LA, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK, 2011; Emerging Voices from Iran & Diaspora, Art Asia, Miami, Florida, USA, 2011; Heroes and Villians, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, UAE, 2011; On Tap, Bowmont Art Partners, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2011; Pieceable Kingdom, Beacon Arts Building,  Los Angeles, California, USA, 2011; Dis(Locating) Culture, Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 2011; Revolutionaries, Pederson Projects, Pomona, California, USA, 2011; Art Dubai, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Dubai, UAE, 2011; Staging Identity, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, Switzerland, 2011; Coming Together, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York City, New York, USA, 2010; and Tilt, Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2010.


His work is part of many private and public collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), LA, California, USA; Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Orange County, California, USA; The Oppenheimer Collection at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas, USA;  The Franks-Suss Collection, London, UK; The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, USA; the Nerman Family Collection, ; Morton G. Neumann Family Collection, New York, USA The Deighton Collection, London, UK; Collection of Susan and Tom Brock; Collection of James Khazei, Dubai, UAE; Collection of Bill and Christy Gautreaux, Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Collection of John Friedman, New York, USA; Collection of Dr.J. David and Dana Kriet, Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Alison Wolfson Family Collection, New York, USA and Collection of Khodayar Khorsandian, London, UK.


Faulwell currently lives and works in Los Angeles.