Keyvan Heydari goes under his pseudonym CK1. He is an Iranian visual artist and a pioneer of the graffiti movement in Tehran. Now a San Francisco resident, Keyvan is an active participant in performance arts in his area. His art, based on Iranian roots and culture, is inspired by the renowned Iranian poets Hafez and Rumi. Through a postmodern use of the Persian alphabet and Islamic art motifs, Keyvan’s artwork represents an intricate hybrid of East meets West.
California College of the Arts
Master of Fine Arts, 2008
Islamic Azad University of Tabriz
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2008