Farrah Karapetian is an artist and public thinker based in California, whose subject is individual agency in the face of totalizing forces. Her methods incorporate sculptural and performative means of achieving imagery that refigure light-based mediums around bodily experience. Her work is in multiple public collections, and she has received fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the California Community Foundation, and the Center for Cultural Innovation. Her writing about visual and civic experience has been recognized by multiple publications and by the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from UCLA, and has exhibited in institutional and commercial galleries since 2000.