Have you met…Becky Yazdan?

L4; oil on clayboard, 36" x 48", 2012

Becky Yazdan, L4; oil on clayboard, 36″ x 48″, 2012

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Becky Yazdan.

Velvet Rocks; oil on clayboard, 12" x 12", 2012

Becky Yazdan, Velvet Rocks; oil on clayboard, 12″ x 12″, 2012

Becky Yazdan’s hometown is Hanover, New Hampshire, and she lives in New York, NY.

MFA, New York Studio School, 2005
BFA, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999

Elephant Rock; oil on linen, 30" x 36", 2012

Becky Yazdan, Elephant Rock; oil on linen, 30″ x 36″, 2012


“Each of my paintings tells a story. They are based on things I see, read about, and watch on TV, as well as memories of events, feelings and colors – the pink of my favorite childhood bathing suit, the first time I told a lie. Color, form and pattern combine to become conversations, expressions, and events. When I paint I try to find the balance between intuition and intellect, so that the process of painting becomes an active dialogue with the phenomena of nature. By not dictating the end result I am receptive to a deeper understanding of the world around me. The paintings are like dreams – the events of the day reorganized and combined with other events and memories until a new, often surprising, reality has taken shape.” BY

Pong; oil on linen, 11" x 13", 2013

Becky Yazdan, Pong; oil on linen, 11″ x 13″, 2013

Other material relating to Becky Yazdan.

Artist Website: www.beckyyazdan.com

MoMa P.S.1 studio visit: Becky Yazdan.


Gorky’s Granddaughter: Becky Yazdan.

Studio Critical: Becky Yazdan.

ArtSlant: Becky Yazdan.

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