The second virtual "Artists on Artists” highlights the work of artist Rosha Yaghmai (b. 1978, Santa Monica, California). Yaghmai’s practice employs a diverse set of materials, historical sources, and techniques to create ethereal works that subtly allude to the domestic realm. Yaghmai, who currently works and lives in Los Angeles, will reflect on the work of Larry Bell (b. 1939, Chicago), an artist who shares Yaghmai’s interest in the sensorial effects that can be produced through the manipulation of light and transparency. Yaghmai will specifically reflect on Bell’s Bill and Coo at MOCA’s Nest, 2019 which is located on MOCA’s Grand Avenue Plaza.
Rosha Yaghmai lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from CalArts in 2007. Solo and 2 person exhibitions include: The Wattis Institute, SF, CA; Marlborough Contemporary, NY; Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY; Kayne Griffin Corcoran, LA, CA; Weiss Berlin, Berlin; Commonwealth & Council, LA, CA; Tif’s Desk, LA/Miami; Thomas Solomon Gallery, LA. Selected group shows include: Made in LA, Hammer Museum, LA, CA; The Domestic Plane, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her Writings, Tate ST. Ives, Cornwall, UK; Mad World, Marciano Collection, LA, CA; Present Future, Artissima Turin, Italy; THE STAND IN (OR A GLASS OF MILK), Public Fiction LA, CA; and HOT ROCK, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland amongst others.
Yaghmai is a Terra Foundation Fellow, Giverny, France (2009), a Villa Aurora Fellow, Berlin, Germany (2016), a recipient of the California Community Foundation grant (2019), The Chara Schreyer Arts Initiative (2020), and the Bullseye Glass Residency (2021).
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