‘New Blue and White’ at the MFA

March 07, 2013The Boston Globe

Iranian-born artist Pouran Jinchi, in her lovely "Prayer Stones 2," refers back to the Abbasid ceramics crafted in her region in the ninth century....The blue and white lacquer patterns, floral designs, and invocations in Farsi on these small pieces make them gemlike.… Read More ‘New Blue and White’ at the MFA

MFA Exhibit Forges Connections to Past through Porcelain

February 26, 2013The Harvard Crimson

“Prayer Stone II,” by Iranian artist Pouran Jinchi, applies of layers of lacquer on Shiite Muslim prayer stones that were brought from Iran by her brother and mother, representing and at the same time re-interpreting her cultural roots. Read More MFA Exhibit Forges Connections to Past through Porcelain

Communicating Translation - Pouran Jinchi

August 31, 2010The Cornell Daily Sun

....Pouran Jinchi also plays with the formal qualities of written word in her pieces. One of the most striking objects in the show is her set of scrolls inscribed with text from the Quran with all of the consonants omitted — a comment on the experience of many who know… Read More Communicating Translation - Pouran Jinchi

Profile: Pouran Jinchi

October 01, 2009Canvas, Dubai

With a diverse artistic repertoire that includes works in a variety of media and sizes, including paintings, sculptures and video installations, Pouran Jinchi is very much a product of the modern age. Yet much of her inspiration is drawn from the ancient traditions of… Read More Profile: Pouran Jinchi

Museums: The Actually Cool Guide – Pouran Jinchi

July 30, 2009Time Out New York

...Especially moving is Pouran Jinchi’s Tajvid Red, hand-copied ink on a paper scroll, faithful to the Koran in every way except that it’s missing all of its Arabic consonants; and the 130 deliciously pretty acrylic pastries that make up the dead man’s chalk line in… Read More Museums: The Actually Cool Guide – Pouran Jinchi

Iran Inside Out - Pouran Jinchi

July 23, 2009The New York Times

Often, though, inside-versus-outside is hard to discern at a glance. Almost all the artists here have a stake, in some way, in exploring what it means to be Iranian, and sometimes in the same way, no matter where they are. Golnaz Fathi, who lives in Tehran, walks the… Read More Iran Inside Out - Pouran Jinchi

The Many Voices of Enlightment - Pouran Jinchi

June 12, 2009The New York Times

One, called “Prayer Stone 5,” is by Pouran Jinchi, an artist who was born in Iran and now lives in New York City. It consists of overlaid rubbings that Ms. Jinchi took of two carved stones in a Shia shrine in the holy city of Mashhad in Iran. One stone was inscribed… Read More The Many Voices of Enlightment - Pouran Jinchi

Pouran Jinchi in Art Asia Pacific

March 05, 2009Art Asia Pacific

...the evolution of Jinchi's abstract syntax suggested a symbiosis between the artist's method and her minimalist format. A recurring principle of formal repetition speaks to her works' time based genesis, with the result that the perusal of their surfaces seems an act… Read More Pouran Jinchi in Art Asia Pacific

Royal Taste in Art Put on Display - Pouran Jinchi

November 17, 2008The National, UAE

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, the Crown Prince of AbuDhabi, will open the door to the Royal Family's private art collection for the first time this week. The exhibition... Read More Royal Taste in Art Put on Display - Pouran Jinchi

Lost in Transliteration - Pouran Jinchi

March 01, 2008Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art

Her works involve the subtraction of text from identified and identifiable sections that retains context. She states, “In Farsi and Arabic, the punctuation markings are hardly used any more. The Koran is the perfect example of retaining and emphasizing the diacritical… Read More Lost in Transliteration - Pouran Jinchi

Pouran Jinchi

October 01, 2002Art in America

Many of her strokes are derived from Farsi letters and diacritical marks that push away from legibility and direct themselves toward organic abstraction. Formerly, her paintings began with a text, usually a Persian poem; the marks she made reflected both the actual… Read More Pouran Jinchi

Pouran Jinchi

October 01, 2001Art Asia Pacific

In a large untitled painting from 2000, inspired by a poem in Farsi, two groups of black calligraphic strokes rise up on the left and right sides of the painting, forming a U-shape as they drop down and then meet in the middle. Read More Pouran Jinchi