Making art has always been my way to understand, question and explore life. My work is about relationships and evokes my daily experiences. Meditation, intuition and awareness are major components in my painting and life processes. Travel and displacement have stimulated much of my artistic process.
Biography: Roshan Houshmand is an Iranian-American artist who was born in 1961 in the Philippines. She was raised in the Philippines and Iran. Her MA and MFA are from Rosary College of Illinois Graduate Program in Florence, Italy, (1983, 84) and her BA is from Bennington College in Vermont. For several years she studied with Julio Alpuy, a preeminent member of the Atelier of Joaquin Torres Garcia, founder of Universal Constructivism. Ms. Houshmand has been exhibiting her work for over two decades in New York, California, Louisiana, New Mexico, Spain and Denmark, among other locations. She is a 2005 recipient of the NY State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant and a 2006 grant recipient from the US State Department for the exhibition “21st Century American Women Artists” at the US Mission to NATO in Belgium. Her work has been included in “Totem” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, “Evolving Perceptions” at The National Press Club in Washington, DC, and “21st Century American Women Artists” along with the works of Kiki Smith, and 6 other artists at Truman Hall, Brussels. (http://nato.usmission.gov/dossier/Women.asp). In 2007 Houshmand’s physics-inspired paintings were featured on the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s website in commemoration of their sixtieth anniversary (www.bnl.gov/60th/houshmand.asp), and in SYMMETRY, (www.symmetrymagazine.org/cms/?pid=1000499) the joint Fermilab/SLAC physics publication issue 5, volume 4. These works are also featured in the April 2008 edition of COSMOS magazine. Carl Belz, director emeritus of the Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University and managing editor of Art New England magazine, has invited Houshmand to participate in STUDIO VISIT MAGAZINE, published by The Open Studio Press to be released this fall. Roshan Houshmand’s work is in private collections in Denmark, Spain, UK, Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Costa Rica and the United States and in corporate collections in Cyprus, Denmark and Spain. She has taught and lectured at Penn State University, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Winchester Graduate School of Art and La Massana in Barcelona. Currently she teaches at the State University of New York in Delhi, New York (SUNY Delhi).
Country: United States
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