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Through a sculptural practice that melds industrial and craft processes, Rosha Yaghmai’s work utilizes these provocations to alter the familiar. She uses materials such as silicon and resin for their skin-like translucency and bodily, fleshy quality. Yaghmai contrasts this softness with hard mediums like cast plaster or fiberglass to contradict the expected. Her work, in exhibition form, often takes shape as an assemblage of fragmented objects that evoke an environment of estrangement. Yaghmai is most interested in exploring themes of the psychedelic that includes feelings of transcendence and otherness. Using architectural structures like gates, doorways, courtyard walls, she hopes to push the feeling of passing through, telepathic transformation or metamorphosis. Yaghmai was the subject of a solo exhibition at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco in January 2019. She was also included in 2018 iteration of Made in LA at the Hammer Museum curated by Erin Christovale and Anne Ellegood.

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, San Francisco, CA; Marlborough Contemporary, New York, NY; Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn, NY; Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, CA; Weiss Berlin, Germany; Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA; Tif’s Desk, Los Angeles/Miami; and Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA amongst others. Selected group shows include: Made in LA curated by Erin Christovale and Anne Ellegood, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; The Domestic Plane curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, and David Adamo, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Mad World curated by Ali Subotnick, Marciano Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her Writings curated by Laura Smith, Tate ST. Ives, Cornwall, UK; The Annex, M+B, Los Angeles, CA; Hanging With Friends curated by Diana Molzan, The Finley, Los Angeles, CA; California Curse curated by Pejman Shojaei, Mothers Beach, CA; KNOWLEDGES curated by Christina Ondrus, Mount Wilson Observatory, Alta Dena, CA; Present Future curated by Sohrab Mohebbi, Artissima Turin, Italy; THE STAND IN (OR A GLASS OF MILK) curated by Lauren Mackler and Alex Gaty, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA;  9/11 15 Years Later, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA;  ET IN ARCADIA EGO, Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico; Seeing is Believing curated by Carol Cheh, Cal State Long Beach, CA; and  HOT ROCK, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland amongst others.

Born in 1978 Santa Monica, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


MFA, California Institute of The Arts, Valencia, CA

BFA, Visual Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


Tif Sigfrids, Athens, GA (forthcoming)

Rosha Yaghmai: Drifters, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (forthcoming)
Rosha Yaghmai: Afterimages, Kayne Griffin, Los Angeles, CA

Rosha Yaghmai: Miraclegrow, curated by Leila Grothe, The Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA

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

NADA Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL
Night Walker, Cleopatra’s, New York, NY
Future Present, Artissima, Turin, Italy
Waxworks, Weiss, Berlin, Germany

Easy Journey to other planets, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, CA
Rosha Yaghmai, Tyler Wood Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Ever let the fancy roam, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Everyone’s happy in space (0 gravity), TAT, Berlin, Germany

actually, actually, actually, death is a problem, Terra foundation for American Art, Giverny, France

I am here, where are you?, California institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA


Gatherings, presented by LAND, in collaboration with Visionary Women, Los Angeles State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA (Forthcoming)
The Youngest Day, Carlier Gebauer, Berlin, Germany
Psychosomatic, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA
Your Presence is Encouraged, curated by Isabel Yellin, Highland Park, Los 

Sculpture, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, CA

Undertones: Biomorphic Art in Los Angeles, curated by Lindsay Preston Zappas, University Art Gallery at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA
Henry Is Blue, curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer and Despina Stokou, Fine Art Haus, Los Angeles, CA

Mad World, curated by Ali Subotnick, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA                        
Objects Like Us (The Domestic Plane), curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT 
Virginia Wolf, curated by Laura Smith, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, England; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, England, United Kingdom; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, United Kingdom 

Annex, Los Angeles, CA
Hanging with friends!, curated by Diana Molzan, The Finley, Los Angeles, CA                         
Nerve Center, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
California Curse, curated by Pejman Shojaei, ARTsea, Mother’s Beach, CA
KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory, inaugural Artist Project Grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA 
L.A. should die vor Glüc, Just Married, Los Angeles, CA

Caviar, Central Park, Los Angeles, CA
9/11 Fifteen Years, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

Volitionaries, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA
Ground Truths, Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
OBJECTIVE, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Phase 1: An Unbiased Teal, Phase 2: An Unabated Isle, Phase 3: An Unstable Idea, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA
Honesty, Space 5220, Los Angeles, CA
Kiss Me Deadly, Paradise Row Gallery, London, UK

Ateliers Portes Ouvertes, Terra Foundation for American Art, Giverny, France
Marcos Rios, Aaron Sandnes, Rosha Yaghmai, Thomas Soloman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Glue, Paper, Scissors, The Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

SLAB: Old LA Zoo, curated by Slab, Slab (In conjunction with ART2102), Los Angeles, CA
Half-Life, 25 Emerging LA Artists, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
ET IN ARCADIA EGO, curated by Kris Kuramitsu, Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
(Dis)Concert, curated by Carol Ann Klonarides, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

HOT ROCK, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Viva Curanderos, Kontainer, Los Angeles, CA
THE BOMB!!!!, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellion, California institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
FOR EVER, curated by Clara Kim and Eunjie Joo, 951 Mateo, Los Angeles, CA
California Stars, Eveningside Dr, Val Verde, CA
Pink II, curated by Heather Harmon, Santa Monica Studios, Santa Monica, CA
Material Girls, curated by Andi Campognone, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

Matter of Fact, curated by Homeira Goldstein and Heather Harmon, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
Seeing is Believing, curated by Carol Cheh, Cal State Long Beach. Long Beach, CA


Bullseye Glass Residency, Los Angeles, CA

Terra Foundation Residency, Giverny, France


Chara Schreyer Arts Initiative

California Community Foundation Fellowship

Terra Foundation Fellowship
Skadden-Arps Award, Art25


Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA