Grant Recipient: 2022 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
2022 Nominee: The SECA Award, San Francisco Museum of Art,
San Francisco, CA
Residency Award:
Recipient of the 2022 artist residency at MASS MoCA‘s the Studios, University of San Francisco Library
Residency Award: Recipient of the 2021-2022 Artist in Residence, University of San Francisco Library
Public Art Collection: UC Davis
, Sacremento, CA, 2021
Community Project Award: Window Display Project 1st Place Award, Safely Social San Jose & Knight Foundation, 2021

Solo Exhibition: Mercury 20 Gallery- 475 25th St, Oakland, CA 94612
June 18 – July 24, 2021



Grant: Recipient of 2020 Artist Grants by the City of San Jose, Sep 2020

Chester Beatty, Art & Education video series, Dublin, Ireland, Dec 2020-Jan 2021

The Forgotten Women of Science, Pantea Karimi in Conversation with Dr. Kathy Zarur, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Textile Talks, Dec 16, 2020 

The Art of Planetary Science; A Virtual Odyssey, exhibition at the College of Science Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona.
Winner of the 3rd place and honorable mention among 103 works.

Recipient of 2020 Holding the Moment Art Award and Exhibition, A Public Art Initiative Responding to COVID-19, City of San Jose Office Public Art Program Nov-Dec 2020.

Publication: An Homage to Khayyam and Pascal, 2020, Article in Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, UK

Three of my Moon artworks have been selected for the Art of Planetary Science exhibition, organized by the science department at the University of Arizona. “The Art of Planetary Science is an annual art exhibition run by UArizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory that celebrates the beauty and elegance of science.”

Solo Art Exhibition: The Unbearable Lightness of Mathematics, Sep 10-Oct 17, 2020, Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Meeting in the gallery, 4-6 people at a time with masks: 9/12-3-6 PM, 9/19-12-6 PM, 10/3-12-6 PM, and 10/17-3-6 PM.

Stanford Laser Talk: Paradoxes and Illusions: an evening about innovative and disruptive concepts of art.
Pantea Karimi will introduce her exhibition “The Unbearable Lightness of Mathematics”
Thurs. Oct 1st, 6:30-7 PM

Exhibition Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Mathematics SFWeekly

Marsh’s Library Residency and Project, June 2020 (this residency was postponed to the summer of 2021, due to COVID-19)

Solo Art Exhibition: The Forgotten Women of Science, Jan 19-March 1st, 2020: Solo Art Exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Media Coverage: KQED, California Report, Listen
California Report-KEOD Website

Panel Discussion: Women Scientists: Vision & Visibility, Art-Science-History with UC Berkeley & Stanford University

Grant: The Forgotten Women of Science exhibition’s Panel Discussion (Women Scientists: Vision & Visibility) has received the grant from the County of Santa Clara, Office of Women’s Policy.

Judge and Artist Talk: The University of Nevada Annual Student Art Exhibition Judge. Artist Talk and Award ceremony, Wed. March 11th.

Artist Talk, The Forgotten Women of Science, Los Altos Library, Feb 11th- 1:30-2:15 PM.

Group Exhibitions:

  • Contemporary Iranian Art & The Historical Imagination, contemporary Iranian artists engage with Iran’s ancient heritage, history, and politics, UMASS Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA  Feb 20-April 1. (this exhibition was closed to the public after March 12th due to COVID_19)
  • SFMOMA Artists Gallery, The Fort Mason Center & Corporate Office, SF, CA    March 1-May 1 (this exhibition was closed to the public the entire show duration due to COVID_19)
  • 31 Women, Whitney Modern Gallery, Los Gatos, CA      March 1-April 12. Reception: 3/8, 2-4 pm (this exhibition was closed to the public after March 10th due to COVID_19)
  • Women Pathmakers, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA      Jan 23-March 12. Reception: 2/12, 5:30-7:30 pm

2019, Highlights

Recipient of the 2019 Silicon Valley Artist Laureate Award

Featured Artist at the Content Magazine
Read an interview from issue 11.3

Recipient of 2019 Arts and Cultural Exchange Grant, Collaboration with Chester Beatty, Museum and Library in Dublin, Ireland.

Featured Artist and Art Project at the British Library, London, UK: