Farrah Karapetian USA, b. 1978

Farrah Karapetian (USA, b. 1978) is an artist based in California who works with camera-less photography in an expanded field; and refigures the medium of photography around bodily experience. She believes in the agency of individuals in the face of forces beyond their control, and her methods incorporate sculptural and performative means of achieving imagery.


Her work is in public collections such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, LACMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), and Columbus Art Museum, Ohio.


Karapetian holds an MFA from UCLA and BA from Yale University. She leads the photography area of the Department of Art, Architecture + Art History at the University of San Diego.