Seyed Alavi

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Seyed Alavi is a sculptor and public artist whose work is engaged with the poetics of language and space and their power to shape reality.

He has created site-specific installations for The New Museum of Contemporary Art and Franklin Furnace in New York City; The de Saisset Museum; and San Francisco's Capp Street Project.

His public art projects include; Fountain Head in Walnut Creek; Tree of Life in Seattle; Room for Hope and Flying Carpet in Sacramento; Tale of Time in Kochi, Japan; Signs of the Time in Emeryville; Words by Roads in Oakland; and Speaking Stones, in San Francisco.


  • M.F.A.,San Francisco Art Institute, 1989
  • B.S., San Jose State University,1982

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