Rosha Yaghmai is primarily a sculptor experimenting with both found and cast materials. Her work brings together West Coast Conceptualism with a LA slant. Yaghmai’s practice is rooted in psychedelic concepts, exploring themes of transformation and alienation. The artist uses foreignness and estrangement as a way to open up the possibility of a connection to other temporalities.
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, Curated by Erin Christovale and Anne Ellegood; The Domestic Plane, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield,CT, Curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, and David Adamo; Mad World, Marciano Collection, LA, CA, Curated by Ali Subotnick; Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her Writings, Tate ST. Ives, Cornwall, UK, Curated by Laura Smith; The Annex, M+B, LA, CA, Curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan; Hanging With Friends, The Finley, LA, CA, Curated by Diana Molzan; California Curse, Mothers Beach, CA, Curated by Penman Shojael; KNOWLEDGES, Mount Wilson Observatory, Alta Dena, CA, Curated by Christina Ondrus; Present Future, Artissima Turin, Italy, Curated by Sohrab Mohebbi; THE STAND IN (OR A GLASS OF MILK), Public Fiction LA, CA, Curated by Lauren Mackler and Alex Gaty; 9/11 15 Years Later, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA, Curated by Closing; ET IN ARCADIA EGO , Estacion Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico- Curated by Kris Kuramitsu; Seeing is Believing , Cal State Long Beach. Long Beach, Curated by Carol Cheh; HOT ROCK , Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland.