Born in Mashad, Iran
Lives and works in New York City


EDUCATION

1993 - Studio Painting, The Art Students League of New York, New York, NY
1989 - Sculpture and Painting, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1982 - Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, DC


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
Dawn, Noon and Night, Art Projects International, New York, NY

2010
Entropy, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Ritual Imprint, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

2008
The Vilcek Foundation, New York, NY
A Survey, Art Projects International, New York, NY
Fabricated, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE

2007
Recitation, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY

2005
Alef, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY

2003
Derakht, 511 Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Entangled Thoughts, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

2001
Antworks, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY
Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2000
Ruba Äôiyat Series, M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY
Recent Paintings, Art Projects International, New York, NY

1999
Nikolai Fine Arts, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2011
Two Person Show, Frieze Art Fair, London, England
The Bravery of Being out of Range, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Third Eye / I: Iranian Contemporary Art, Other Gallery, Shanghai, China

2010
Tarjama/Translation, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

2009
Iran Inside Out, Chelsea Museum of Art, New York, NY
Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, curated by Ladan Akbarnia, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY
Tarjama/Translation, curated by Leeza Ahmady and Iftikhar Dadi, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Selseleh/Zelzeleh: Movers & Shakers in Contemporary Iranian Art, LTMH, New York, NY
Unknown Territory - New Work: IL Lee · Pouran Jinchi · Filipe Rocha da Silva, Art Projects International, New York, NY

2008
East West Dialogues, Mysticism, Satire and the Legendary Past, curated by Layla Diba, LTMH, New York, NY
Artparis, The Third Line, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2007
Contemporary Calligraphics: Three Artists Image the Word, Binghamton University Art Museum, Binghamton, NY
Gulf Art Fair, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE
Cultural Village, Flashback/Forward, Dubai Properties, Dubai, UAE

2002
Routes of Influence: International Artists from Asia, Art Projects International, New York, NY
Poetry of the Winds, 2002 Flag Art Festival, 2002 FIFA World Cup, Seoul/Japan.

2000
The Rose and the Nightingale, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

1999
Visions of the Millennium, Greenwich Arts Center, Greenwich, CT
United Nations Millennium Day, Benefit Exhibition, The United Nations, New York, NY
The Cambodia Trust, Benefit Exhibition, The New York Academy of Science, New York, NY
The Learning Project, Benefit Exhibition, The Craft Museum, New York, NY

1998
Artists for Gardens, Benefit Exhibition, The Puck Building, New York, NY

1997
Two Person Show, Gallery Stendhal, New York, NY
Two Person Show, Gallerie Ott, Dusseldorf, Germany

1996
Annual Contemporary Art Exhibition, curated by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, NY


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Adam, Georgina, Melanie Gerlis, and Gareth Harris. "Looking on the Bright Side." The Art Newspaper (London), October 13, 2011.

  • Modrak, Fiona. "Johnson Offers Glimpse of New Wing." The Cornell Daily Sun (Ithica, NY), October 2, 2011.

  • Koh, Daveen. "A Divine Diversion." The Cornell Daily Sun (Ithica, NY), September 28, 2011

  • Brown, Amelia. "Communicating Translation: Tarjama/Translation at the Johnson Museum." The Cornell Daily Sun (Ithica, NY), August 31, 2010.

  • Akbarnia, Ladan, with Francesca Leoni. Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam. Exhibition catalogue, reproductions. Foreword by Peter C. Marzio. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2010.

  • Hussain, Raziqueh. "Call of Prayer." Khaleej Times (Dubai), February 19, 2010. Review, reproductions.

  • Haroon, Layla. "Enriched by Tradition." Gulf News (Dubai), February 5, 2010. Review, reproduction.

  • Hussain, Raziqueh. "Directing Iranian Art." Khaleej Times (Dubai), January 1, 2010.

  • Eigner, Saeb. Art of the Middle East: Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran. Reproduction. Foreword by Zaha Hadid. London: Merrell Publishers, 2010.

  • Akbarnia, Ladan. "Profile: Pouran Jinchi." Canvas (Dubai), vol. 5, issue 5, 2009. Reproductions.

  • Cotter, Holland. "Tarjama/Translation." The New York Times, Art in Review, August 13, 2009.

  • "Museums: The Actually Cool Guide, Queens Museum of Art." Time Out New York, July 30, 2009.

  • Cotter, Holland. "Iran Inside Out." The New York Times, Art in Review, July 23, 2009.

  • Cotter, Holland. "The Many Voices of Enlightenment." The New York Times, Art Review, June 12, 2009.

  • Galligan, Gregory. "Pouran Jinchi at Art Projects International." Art Asia Pacific (New York), issue 62, 2009. Review, reproduction.

  • Attwood, Karen. "Royal Taste in Art Put on Display." The National (UAE), November 16, 2008.

  • Curtil, Sophie and Miloš Cvach. l’Art par 1001 mains. Reproduction. France: Éditions Milan, 2008.

  • Baysa, Kóan Jeff. "Lost in Transliteration." Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art (Manila), issue 10, March 2008. Reproduction.

  • "Countries: United Arab Emirates." Art Asia Pacific Almanac 2008 (New York), vol. 3, 2008. Reproduction.

  • "Art & Culture." Time Out Dubai, January 17–24, 2008. Reproductions.

  • Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen. "Desert Oasis—or Mirage?" Art + Auction (New York), October 2007. Reproduction.

  • "Under the Hammer." CNN Traveller (London), Inside the Middle East, March 2007. Reproduction.

  • Ekhtiar, Maryam. "Practice Makes Perfect: The Art Of Calligraphy Exercises (Siyah Mashq) In Iran." Eastern Art Report (London), 2006.

  • Goodman, Jonathan. "Pouran Jinchi at M. Y. Prospects." Art in America (New York), October 2002. Review, reproduction.

  • Goodman, Jonathan. "Pouran Jinchi." Art Asia Pacific (New York), issue 32, 2001. Review, reproductions.

  • Cotter, Holland. "More Abstraction." The New York Times, Fine Arts & Leisure, January 21, 2000.

  • Zimmer, William. "What 72 Artists Figured Out About Boxes Measuring 1 by 1 by 1." The New York Times (Connecticut Edition), January 2, 2000.

  • "Short List." The New Yorker, December 27, 1999.



  • SELECTED COLLECTIONS

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

  • Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithica, NY

  • Farjam Collection, Dubai, UAE

  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC

  • Federal Reserve Bank, New York, NY

  • Sprint Corporation, Kansas City, MO