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New York, New York – Taymour Grahne Gallery is pleased to present Traveling Demons, a solo exhibition by Tehran-born, Paris-based artist Malekeh Nayiny.  Both unnerving and playful, Nayiny creates devilish, sinister creatures reflecting our inner demons we never escape from.  Through one’s transformation from childhood to adulthood, Nayiny’s surprisingly kind and innocuous ‘demons’ accompany us, internally and externally, in a world dominated by superficiality, disillusionment and fear.


Malekeh Nayiny received her B.A. in Fine Arts and Photography from Syracuse University in 1978, followed by Advanced Photography at International Center of Photography in New York, 1980-1982. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions since 1981.

Her work has been exhibited in New York, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Dubai and Tehran and she has been published in various magazines since 1983. Louis Vuitton Malletier, Smithsonian Institution, British Museum, Los Angeles county Museum of Art, Fondation Coff, Fnac, Musée Niepce, Chalon-sur-Soan, and Coca Cola Corporation showcase her works in their permanent collections. The artist currently lives and works in Paris, France. 

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