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Rosha Yaghmai


Rosha YaghmaiArtist’s Statement

Through a sculptural practice that melds industrial and craft processes, my work utilizes these provocations to alter the familiar. I use the work as a way to pursue my continued interest in the psychedelic and out of body experience. Specifically, to explore feelings of foreignness and estrangement as a possible way to connect to other temporalities.

My work is physical. I use materials such as silicone for its skin-like translucency and bodily, fleshy quality, contrasted with hard construction mediums (often found) like steel, wood and fiberglass. By employing architectural structures like gates, doorways and courtyard walls, I hope to push the feeling of passing through, telepathic transformation or metamorphosis. I use transparent resins to enhance this potential experience of abstracting, fracturing and changing perspectives.

The works, in exhibition form, often takes shape as an assemblage of fragmented objects that evoke an environment of alienation and misunderstanding. I am interested in creating work where there is part you understand, and a part you don’t.

Website: roshayaghmai.com

Biography

Select Solo Exhibitions from 2016-2019

2019
Miraclegrow, CCA Wattis, San Francisco, CA

2017
The Courtyard, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, CA
Postcards & Pipes, Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NY

2016
Night Walker, Cleopatras, Brooklyn, NY

Select Group Exhibitions from 2008-2018

2018
Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Objects Like Us (The Domestic Plane), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2014
Volitionaries, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA

2008
HOT ROCK, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Select Fellowships and Awards

2018
Bullseye Glass Residency, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Villa Aurora Berlin Fellowship

2010
Terra Foundation Fellowship, Giverny, France

Education
M.F.A. 2007
California Institute Of The Arts, Valencia, CA

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