Keyvan Shovir is a multidisciplinary artist and muralist, born in Tehran, Iran in 1985 and moved to the United States in 2013. Before his immigration, He was focusing on social issues and poetic, political messages through Persian calligraphy.
Since he moved to the United States, his works shifted to explore the imaginative experience of the current political situation within narration and storytelling from past and its juxtaposition with the present. All the narrative rooted in his Iranian heritage through literature, history and Persian myth, language, and experiences with colonization and imperialism. He uses sculptural sound installations, murals, and paintings for passing these messages and narrations.
He widely exhibited and presented his work in the United States, Iran, Turkey, England, Italy, Sweden, and Dubai. He received his MFA degree from California College of the Arts in 2018, and He is currently living and working in East Bay.