Krista Nassi

Krista Nassi

Born in Iran
Lives and works in USA

Krista Nassi is an Iranian-American artist best known for her outspoken installations and paintings. Evocative and impressionistic, her paintings truly reflect the whimsy and sensitivity of their artisan. The subjects of her installations inspire thought and are deeply reflective of the modern and kaleidoscopic conditions of life. Embedded in each piece is a narrative of a woman whose voice and message is patient yet brazen, feminine yet fierce. Krista’s vision is a bold display of earnest yearning for harmony and justice.

Krista holds a Master of Arts degree in painting from the University of Art in Tehran, Iran. Her work can be found in Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art as well as a selected number of galleries throughout the world including Japan, Malaysia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Italy, France, Austria and many more. In 2002, she enlisted in the “Triennale Internationale D'Art Contemporain” in Paris where she received an honorary diploma for her paintings. In 2002 Krista received an award from the LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore for her installation in the “Site + Sight Exhibition”. Her participation in 2001 at the 10th Asian Art Biennial in Bangladesh earned Krista the Gold Medal and an honorary diploma from the Shilpakala Academy of Fine Arts.

Krista emigrated to the U.S. from Iran in 2005 and now lives and exhibits her work in Los Angeles, California.


Exhibitions:

  • 2013. International Women’s Day by 30voices Organization, Installation and performance in Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
  • 2013. Painting, photography and performance exhibition in Shulamit Gallery, Venice, California
  • 2012. Art group exhibition in Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2012. Art group exhibition in Bell Family Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2011. Painting and photography exhibition in Mah Mehr Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2011. The Noble Woman, 30Voices Organization, Beverly Hills, CA
  • 2010. Brand 39 Thirty-Ninth National Juried Exhibition in Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA
  • 2010. Celebrating the Persian-Jewish Legacy, Art group exhibition in Shulamit Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010. Celebrating the Persian-Jewish Legacy, Art group exhibition in USC Hillel Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2009. A GLOBAL CELEBRATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, Art group exhibition in Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2009. Man’s Inhumanity to Man, Art group exhibition in Brand Library Ar Galleries, Glendale, CA
  • 2009. Art group exhibition for Iranian Artist that received International Gold Medals/ Honorary Diploma, Mah Mehr Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran
  • 2008. International Biennial of the poster, “Global Warming”, Bienal International Del cartel En México, Mexico
  • 2008. 37Th Annual Movie Marketing key Art Awards, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2008. Painting Exhibition in Classic Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007. Painting Exhibition in Nessah Israel Synagogue, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2006. Painting Exhibition in ALEX HALEIGH Gallery, Gardena, CA
  • 2006. Painting Exhibition in Gallery 33 East, Long Beach, CA
  • 2005. Painting Exhibition in Fantasy 2000 Gallery, Sherman  Oaks, CA
  • 2004. Painting and photography Exhibition in Elaheh Gallery, Iran
  • 2003. Painting Exhibition in Hay Artgultural Center Gallery, Armenia
  • 2002. New Art Exhibition at “Site + Sight” LASELLE SIA University, Singapore
  • 2002. New Art Exhibition in Contemporary Art Museum, Iran
  • 2002. Painting Exhibition in Korean Embassy, Iran
  • 2002. Exhibition of Modern Arts and painting in “Venice Festival”, Italy
  • 2002. Triennial Modern Arts and painting in Ladefouns Of Paris, France
  • 2001. Biennial Bangladesh & Asian Workshop in Shilpakala University, Bangladesh
  • 2001. Painting Exhibition in GOOIE Gallery and Metropolitan Museum of Japan, Japan
  • 2000. Biennial “SYMBOLS & EXAMPLES” Contemporary Art Museum, Iran
  • 1999. Biennial “SYMBOLS & EXAMPLES” Contemporary Art Museum, Iran
  • 1998. “My Country in 2000” Exhibition by “Winsor & Newton”, Iran
  • 1997. “Emotional Clearance” in Niavaran Gallery, Iran
  • 1996. Third Biennial of Modern Art in Contemporary Art Museum, Iran
  • 1995. Drawing Exhibition in ARIA Gallery, Iran
  • 1994. Second Biennial of Modern Art in Contemporary Art Museum, Iran
  • 1993. Group Exhibition in AZAHRA University, Iran
  • 1992. Drawing Exhibition in Tehran Art Center, Iran


Rewards and Certifications:

  • 2004. Best Art instructor of all universities, award from the Center for academic Art and Science research of Iran in Tehran.
  • 2002. Honorary Diploma from “Triennale De Paris” for participation in “Triennale Internationale D’Art Contemporain” in Paris, France
  • 2002. Special Award from the Lassalle.Sia Art University for participation in Site + Sight exhibition, Singapore
  • 2001. The Gold Medal, Honorary diploma, and Special award for participation in the 10 th Asian Art Biennial from the Shilpakala Academy of Fine Arts in Bangladesh
  • 1998. Honorary diploma for participation in a specialized painting exhibition from University of Art in Tehran, Iran
  • 1992. Honorary diploma for participation in drawing and graphic exhibition from Center of Art (Sora) in Tehran, Iran