Faces of Artpace

Ramin Samandari

Exhibition: Jun 9 – Aug 28, 2016

Artpace continues to celebrate its 21st birthday with a series of special exhibitions and events. Several current Artpace staff members were photographed for Samandari’s original project, San Antonio Faces of Art, which spurred the idea to look through all 244 faces included in the original project and present a selection for a separate exhibition, Faces of Artpace. This exhibition features 57 photographic portraits, representing a portion of the San Antonio arts community who have formally been involved with Artpace.

The selection, Faces of Artpace, includes former Artpace artists-in-residence, exhibiting artists, staff, interns, contractors, and artist collaborators who helped shape Artpace into the dynamic organization it is today, from its founding in 1995. The various scales of the portraits represent the person’s involvement with Artpace—larger portraits are former artists-in-residence, medium portraits are former exhibiting artists, and small are former staff, interns, contractors, or artist collaborators.

Samandari’s larger project, San Antonio Faces of Artis on exhibit at the City of San Antonio, Department for Culture & Creative Development, Plaza De Armas gallery.


Ramin Samandari

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Born in 1960 in Tehran, Iran, Ramin Samandari immigrated to the United States in 1978 where he has made San Antonio, Texas his home. Samandari is a versatile artist working with photographic and digital imaging processes that investigate the human form in relation to space and the intangible forces of time, place, and history. Samandari teaches photography at the Southwest School of Art and owns Magical Realism Studio, located in the Blue Star Art Complex. Samandari’s work is in the permanent collections at the San Antonio Museum of Art and the University of Texas at San Antonio, along with numerous private collections.

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