“My artwork serves as a commentary on the increasingly modified condition of humans, which
pits nature against culture and blurs the line between organic and manufactured.”
- Matra Fabian, 2018
Mitra Fabian's sculpture and installations are a reflection of local human industry. She an artist working almost exclusively with manufactured materials, the remnants of human activity. These materials must generate a visceral response to her. She may deconstruct them or alter them in such a way that they are not immediately recognizable. The new physical form is always more organic, often mimicking the appearance of natural patterns, landscape, magnified cells, or mold. These materials often perform as a skin – their translucency captures light and plays tricks on the eye- breathing, swaying, or slowly and quietly growing.
Fabian was born in Iran and raised in Boston. She received her MFA from California State University, Northridge. Exhibitions include those at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Craft, the Laguna Art Museum, the Armory Center for the Arts. Fabian lives and works in the Bay Area. She is a professor at West Valley College.
The New Domestis, Finding Beauty in the Mundane
Monterey Museum of Art, March 22- October 28, 2018