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Orkideh Torabi was born in Tehran, Iran. She earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016 and she received her MA and BFA from The University of Art in Tehran. Torabi’s solo shows include Richard Heller, Los Angeles, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Horton Gallery, New York. She’s participated in museum shows and group shows such as the Atrium Project at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, and Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago among others. Her work has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, and Chicago Reader Magazine, and she was a top nominee for Galerie Magazine’s “Emerging Artist Award” in 2019. Her work is the collections of The Smart Museum in Chicago, Hall Art Foundation in Vermont, CC Foundation in Shanghai, The Progressive Art Collection, and The Microsoft Art Collection in Redmond, WA. Torabi lives and works in Chicago.