Becky Yazdan, ‘No Filter’, 2015, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Becky Yazdan, ‘No Filter’, 2015, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Becky Yazdan, ‘No Filter’, 2015, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Becky Yazdan, ‘No Filter’, 2015, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

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Becky Yazdan received her MFA from the NY Studio School, studying with Bill Jensen and Graham Nickson. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her work has been exhibited throughout the East Coast and New York. Becky has received many prestigious awards including the Emma Strain Award, Top 100 Artists by GLAAD, and the Hohenberg Travel Award.

nozkowski abstract narrative personal history

Select One & Two Person Exhibitions

2015 Katherine Bradford with Becky Yazdan, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
2013 Becky Yazdan & Rob Hickman, Forge Gallery, Milford, PA
Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Norhtside Piers, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Towerbrook Capital, New York, NY
2009 Walter Meade Gallery, Roxbury, NY
Select Group Exhibitions

2015 Little Hand, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
Skeleton Key, curated by David Gibson, Station Independent Projects, NYC
Benefit, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
Family Ties, curated by Julie Torres and Bonny Leibowitz, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Group Show curated by John Dubrow, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY
2014 GRAB BAG, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Small Works 3, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Pleasure and Pain, galleryELL Online Exhibition Curated by John Ros and Kirsten Nash
Family Style, curated by Julie Torres, Formerly Pocket Utopia, New York, NY
Place Made Visible, curated by Julia Schwartz, part of DO IT YOURSELF, Brooklyn, NY
Salon Zürcher, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New York, NY
International Painting III, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NYa
2013 Holiday Show, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
21, Forge Gallery, Milford, PA
Small Wonder, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Becky Yazdan & Robert Hickman, Forge Gallery, Milford, PA
SOLOS 2013, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
NWC Biennale, Norman, OK
2012 LOOKOUTOUTLOOK, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Forge Gallery, Milford, PA
2011 Alumni Exhibition curated by John Newman, NYSS Gallery, New York, NY
Transient Landscape, Governor’s Island, NY
Brooklyn Takes on Alton! The Bartlett Gallery, Ontario, Canada
2010 galleryELL at the Loading Dock, Brooklyn, NY
NORTHBROOKLYN, Greenpoint Renaissance Center, Brooklyn, NY
Essential, Ico Gallery, New York, NY
Texas National curated by Judy Pfaff, The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX
2008 Rhonda Schaller Gallery, New York, NY
Brooklyn Collective, Brooklyn, NY
2005 NYSS, New York, NY
Fellowships, Grants, Residencies, Visiting Artist

2007 Vermont Studio Center Partial Fellowship
2005 Hohenberg Travel Award
1999 Emma Strain Award
1995 League of NH Craftsmen Award

About Becky Yazdan

The canvases of Becky Yazdan conjure the interior world of personal memories, which she evokes without illustrating specific details. The Brooklyn-based artist creates layered compositions based subject matter from her daily life: books, TV shows, dreams, and past experiences. She works by combining color, form, and pattern, both intuitively and intentionally, digging up sensations as intangible as the fist time she ever told a lie or the specific color of a beloved childhood bathing suit. “The paintings are like dreams,” Yazdan has said of her work. “The events of the day [are] reorganized and combined with other events and memories until a new, often surprising, reality has taken shape.”