BFA in Visual Arts from School of Visual Arts, New York (2001)
MFA, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) (2007)
Los Angeles-based artist, Rosha Yaghmai, received her BFA in visual arts from School of Visual Arts, New York, in 2001, and an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, in 2007.
Rosha finds inspiration for her psychedelic colors, found materials, and crumbling structures in the worn aesthetic of her hometown, Los Angeles. Rosha applies touches of rainbow colored paint to her awning sculptures, simulating iridescence on the metallic cast piece. Like these awning wall pieces, many of her works are based on relics of our manufactured world, finding beauty in the junky objects she discovers on her drives around the city.
Her architectural work recalls some of her influences, including the cast latex pieces of Swiss artist Heidi Bucher and the sculptures of Robert Gober and Mike Kelly.
Her work has been exhibited at TATE St. Ives, England (2018); Marlborough Contemporary, New York (2017); Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles (2017); Cleopatra’s, New York (2016); Central Park, Los Angeles (2016); Weiss Berlin, Germany (2016); Human Resources, Los Angeles (2016); Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles (2013); Public Fiction, Los Angeles (2013); Tiff’s Desk, Los Angeles (2012); Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles (2011); Terra Foundation for American Art, Giverny, France (2009); GBK, Sydney, Australia (2008); Estacion Tijuana, Mexico (2008); Riverside Art Museum, California (2007); and Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2007), among others. Yaghmai is a recipient of the Villa Aurora Berlin Fellowship (2016) and a Terra Foundation Fellowship (2009).