Monir Farmanfarmaian

“My work is largely based on geometry which, as you know, always begins with a single point and can move from there into a circle. Or a point can become three leading to a triangle, or four to a square, five to a pentagon, hexagon, octagon, and so on — it’s endless. I was inspired by the geometry I found in old mosques with their tile, metal, wood, and plaster work.”

Monir Farmanfarmaian in conversation with Lauren Oneil Butler in: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Art Forum, 2015.



Current Exhibits:


James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

Mirror Works and Drawings

January 29, 2021 - March 6, 2021

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Women in Abstraction

May 5, 2021 - September 6, 2021

High Museum

Atlanta, GA

Date TBD

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Spain

Women in Abstraction

October 22, 2021 - February 27, 2021 

Background photo courtesy of Haines Gallery.