Professor, School of Art & Design
- M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2004
- B.Sc., Columbia University, 1995
Osman Khan is an artist interested in using technology to construct artifacts and experiences for social criticism and aesthetic expression. His work explores certain themes to see how technology fabricates as well as subverts our understanding of identity, communication, and public space through interactive installations and site-specific interventions.
Khan was born in Pakistan and grew up in New York City. He served as Creative Director for Elliance, a Web development company, until 2002. Prior to joining the School of Art & Design faculty in 2009, he served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.
Khan’s work has been shown at Shanghai Biennale, China; ZeroOne Festival, San Jose, USA; L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, USA; Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria, O.K Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria; Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC, USA SIGGRAPH, San Diego, USA; Bank, Los Angeles, USA; telic, Los Angeles. He is a recipient of an Art Matters grant, Ars Electronica’s Prix Ars Award of Distinction and The Arctic Circle 2009 Residency. Articles about his work have appeared in Artforum, Artweek, Art Review, I.D., LA Times, the Wall Street Journal and Artnet.