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Yari Ostovany

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Yari Ostovany

“My work is process based and improvisational, straddling the nebulous realm between the mystical and the mysterious and thus, to me, the spiritual. A personal journey of exploration through the alchemy of paint, color, light, texture and the poetics of space.”

Personal Data

Yari Ostovany was born in Iran in 1962, and moved to the United States 4 months before the Iranian revolution at the age of 16. He currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Education

1995 MFA - San Francisco Art Institute, Painting
1992 BFA - San Francisco Art Institute, Painting

 

Awards

2007 Sierra Arts Endowment Grant
1993 Annual San Francisco Art Institute Student Exhibition
1989 Craig Sheppard Memorial Art Scholarship
1988 Home Federal Bank Art Competition, Reno, Nevada
1988 Sierra Nevada Arts Foundation Grant, Reno, Nevada
1988, 1987, 1986 Annual University of Nevada - Reno Student Art Exhibition

 

Collections

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
Pasargad Bank Museum, Tehran, Iran
Permanent Collection of the University of Nevada - Reno Art Department
Private collections in the U.S. and abroad

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2016 Ligne Roset, San Francisco, CA
2016 B&B&Co Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Mill Valley Arts Commission, Mill Valley, CA
2015 Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran
2015 Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2014 Vorres Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 Red Mountain Gallery, TMCC , Reno, NV
2014 The Shed Contemporary, Dana Point, CA
2014 LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Ligne Roset, San Francisco, CA
2012 Art People Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA
2010 Queen Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2009 San Jose City College Art Gallery, San Jose, CA
2007 Northwest Reno Library, Reno, NV
2003 Art Corner Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2002 Bochum Kulturrat (City of Bochum Cultural Center), Germany
1998 Hourian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 Other Art Gallery, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR
1994 Footwork Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989 Walter McNamara (SxN) Gallery, Reno, NV
1988 Manville Gallery, Reno, NV

 

Two Person Exhibitions

2016 Madrigal Family Winery Gallery, Sausalito, CA
2015 MiM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY
2013 Haleh Gallery, Berg am Starnberger See, Germany

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 Galerie Art Eterne, New Delhi, India
2016 Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA
2016 Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles, Missouri
2016 Hud Gallery, Ventura, CA
2016 Seyhoun Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2016 Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY
2016 Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI
2016 Vorres Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
2015 LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Maryland Federation of Art - Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2015 Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
2015 Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan, WI
2015 Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, New York
2015 Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2015 Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
2015 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2014 The Invisible Line Gallery, London, UK
2014 Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 Arta Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2014 Shirin Gallery NY, New York, NY
2014 The SHED Contemporary, Dana Point, CA
2014 Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014 ABRA Gallery, Westlake Village, CA
2014 Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2013 Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
2013 Vorres Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 1337 Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2013 Thomas & Paul Gallery, London, UK
2012 Misho Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2012 Estense Castle Museum, Ferrara, Italy
2011 ArtPeople Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Arts West Gallery, Elon, North Carolina
2010 Gallery 133, Toronto, Canada
2009 California State University, Fullerton Grand Central Art Center
2009 Vision Gallery, Chandler, Arizona
2008 Galleria Lallihome, Varenna, Italy
2007 la Giornata del Contemporaneo, Camaver Kunsthaus, Lecco, Italy
2007 Sierra Arts Gallery, Reno, NV
2006 Sheppard Contemporary, Reno, NV
2003 HotHouse Center for Performance & Exhibition, Chicago, IL
2002 Mojaveri Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2001 Kunsthof Merten, Merten, Germany
2000 Köln Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2000 Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran
1999 Ovissi Gallery, Emeryville, CA
1999 Niavaran Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
1999 WORKS Gallery, San Jose, CA
1999 Eklektikos Gallery, Washington, DC
1997 Evolving Perceptions, National Press Club, Washington, DC
1997 San Jose City College, San Jose, CA
1997 Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
1996 Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
1995 Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA
1994 Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1994 Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1993 Terrain Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1993 Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1992 San Francisco Art Institute Spring Exhibition, CA
1991 Dow & Frosini Gallery, Berkeley, CA
1990 E. L. Wiegand Museum of Art, Reno, NV
1989 Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, NV
1988 Ackerman Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1988 Nevada State Council on the Arts, Reno, NV
1987 Walter McNamara (SxN) Gallery, Reno, NV
1986 Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

The Poetics of Memory - Yari Ostovany

By Jeremy Morgan – September 2015

Abstract Illusionism - Yari Ostovany

By DeWitt Cheng – May 2015

Yari Ostovany: “Atmospheric Abstraction” at Vorres Gallery

By Barbara Morris, art ltd. – November 2014

A window into the human soul; paintings of Yari Ostovany

By Amanollah Ghahraman – May 2014

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