jovan erfan

Born in 1983, Tehran, Iran


2012 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, MFA (painting)
2005 University of Maryland, College Park, MD, BA (studio) & BS (psychology)


2015 Focus Iran: Contemporary Photography and Video, Craft & Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles, CA.
2014 Arizona Works, Florence Quater Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
2013 Guised, Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO.
  Hybrid Making: Tasmeem Doha Biennial, VCUQatar, Doha, Qatar.
2012 Immigration, Migration, Movement & The Humanities,  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  Jovan Erfan: New Works, Cochise College, Sierra Vista, AZ.
  MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Arizona Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
2011 ...And Other Projects,  The Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ.
  Annual National Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, curated by William Bailey.
  The Child Ballads II, Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY.
  E is for Element, Old Market Galleries, Tucson, AZ.
  Identity Cinema: Volume Two, Jones Hall, University of Memphis, TN.
  Paradoxes in Art, T.M. Sundt Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
  Something Interdisciplinary, Maybe? The Graduate Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
2010 \in-‘stôl\, Old Market Galleries, Tucson, AZ.
  The Child Ballads, The G-Spot, Baltimore, MD.
2009 Oh Earth, Wait for Me, The Poetry Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.


Everett-Haynes, La Monica. “UA Students Head Up Downtown Installation Exhibition,” University of Arizona News, December 1, 2010. <>

Laubner, Philip. “The Child Ballads at the G Spot,” What Weekly Magazine, September 22, 2010.  <>

New American Paintings: MFA Annual, Issue No. 105, April/May 2013, Juror: Dominic Molon.

Root, Matt. “Jovan Erfan’s Evil Eye Installation Piece,” Lost At E Minor, December 21, 2011. <>

Lectures & Awards

2012 Dr. Malakeh Taleghani Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Iranian Studies.
2010 MOCA & Jeffery Deitch: Historical Precedents, Artist talk for ARH500, University of Arizona.