Born in Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Residencies

2018 - 2019: Artist in Residence, Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, Ojai, California 2018 - 2019: Art & Social Practice Resident Artist, ProjectArt, Los Angeles, California 2016: Artist in Residence, BoxoPROJECTS, Joshua Tree, California
2012: Artist in Residence, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva Island, Florida

Public Collections

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Roanoke College (Permanent Art Collection), Salem, Virginia
University of California, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, Santa Barbara, California

Solo Exhibitions

2018-2019: Yassi Mazandi in Residence, Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, Ojai, California

2016: Yassi Mazandi: Germs on Sheets, Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
2014: Yassi Mazandi: Sacred Wheel, Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
2009: Architectonic: Yassi Mazandi, JF Chen, Los Angeles, California

2007: Yassi Mazandi: Sculpted Ceramics, Allegra Hicks, London, England

2007: Yassi Mazandi: Sculpted Vessels, FLUX Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Group Exhibitions

2018-2019: Surreal By Nature presented by Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, Hotel Indigo, Santa Barbara, California

2018: The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art (by invitation), Santa Monica, California

2018: My Kid Could Do That, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles, California

2018: Bombay Beach Biennale, Bombay Beach, California

2017: Legacy: Highlights from the Roanoke College Permanent Collection, Olin Gallery, Salem, Virginia

2017: All The Small Things, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, California

2017: “Wouldn’t it be nice if we could dream together?”, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2017: Converge 45 curated by Kristy Edmunds, Hoffman Gallery (OCAC), Portland, Oregon

2017: Bombay Beach Biennale, Bombay Beach, California
2017: Material Art Fair - Mexico City, Grice Bench Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2016: All-In, Club Pro Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2016: Intersectionality curated by Richard Haden, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida

2014: Art is Hope curated by René-Julien Praz, PIASA, Paris, France
2014: Intangible Beauty: Beautiful Women and the Endless Void, Kasher|Potamkin Gallery, 
New York, New York
2013: Fruits of Captiva, Rauschenberg Project Space, New York, New York

2013: Opera, Art & Fashion, Britweek, Amanda Eliasch, Los Angeles, California

2012: of White, nuartlink, Westport, Connecticut
2011: Art Platform – Los Angeles, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, New York

2011: Superba, JF Chen, Los Angeles, California

2011: January White Sale curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, New York

2010: SHFT Exhibition, Continental Building, Los Angeles, California
2010: From the Ground..., PS Zask Gallery, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
2000: Terra and Fire: Art Forms in Clay, The Red Barn Atelier, Southampton, New York

1996: 1st Annual Tokyo - New York Ceramic Exhibition (juried), The Nippon Gallery, New York, New York

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Podcast/Television/Radio

Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, “Learning the Wrong Way: Artist Conversation with Yassi Mazandi,” November 2018

British Broadcasting Corporation (“BBC”), June 2013
6 minute version: bit.ly/293vELK 13 minute version: bit.ly/1LYa9HD

Print/Online

2019

Emma Bazilian. “Creative Class,” Veranda Magazine, February 2019.
Amelia Fleetwood. “Artist in Residence,” Santa Barbara Magazine, Winter 2019, p. 80 (and online).

2018

Amelia Fleetwood. “Yassi Mazandi, Sculptor, Painter and Artist,” AOKCREATE.com, Issue 1, Dec 2018 pp. 4-33 (and online).

Firooz Zahedi and Jennifer Ash Rudick. City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles, Vendome Press, 2018, p. 6, p. 266, pp. 272-274.

Kristen Stephenson. “Maze created as one million crayons are donated to help teachers and children,” GuinnessWorldRecords.com, September 17, 2018

Sarah Shmerling. “One Million Crayons,” Palisadian-Post, August 16, 2018, (and online).

Steven Biller. “Can Artists Save the Salton Sea?,” Palm Springs Life, July 2018, p. 32 (and online).

Sam Hopple. "Heather Watkins: Waiting Room," Oregon Visual Arts Ecology Project, May 29, 2018.

"Project Art at The Underground Museum, LA," Laboratory Arts Collective, April 9, 2018. Stephanie Raffanelli. "Don’t Call It a Festival," C Magazine, April 4, 2018 (online and

C For Men Spring 2018 print issue of C Magazine).
Genie Davis. "Bombay Beach Biennale: Sweet and Surreal," Diversions LA, March 28, 2018.

"The 2018 Bombay Beach Biennale," Borego Sun, March 27, 2018.

2017

"Gifts of Works of Art," Cleveland Art, Philanthropy Issue, November/December 2017.

"Yassi Mazandi," Women With Superpowers, November 15, 2017.

Legacy: Highlights from the Roanoke College Permanent Collection, catalogue, Roanoke College, 2017.

Briana Miller. “6 ways to experience Converge 45, Portland's newest visual art festival,”The Oregonian / OregonLive, August 7, 2017.

“Interview x Tasya van Ree,” Ashley Neese, August 2, 2017.

Contemporary Art and Ideas, Portland Oregon, Converge45, 2017.

Bernard Leibov. “Turtle Time,” Boxoblog, April 13, 2017.

Rosemary Feitelberg. “The Bombay Beach Biennale Gets Rolling This Weekend with Help From Gary Oldman, James Ostrer, Kenny Scharf,” WWD, April 12, 2017.

2016

Vicky Lowry. "Visiting Beth Rudin DeWoody and Firooz Zahedi at Home Is Better Than a Trip to a Museum," Architectural Digest, November 4, 2016 (online and December 2016 print issue).

Yassi Mazandi: Germs on Sheets, catalogue, Maloney Fine Art, 2016.

Yassi Mazandi, Monograph Publishing, 2016.

2015

Catherine Wagley. “Most Museums See the Middle East as a Place of Relics. LACMA Sees It as a Place for New Art,” LA Weekly, February 5, 2015.

2014

Art is Hope curated by René-Julien Praz, catalogue, PIASA, 2014, pp. 178-179.

Maryna Hrushetska. “Cosmopolite Style,” Artpicks, June 18, 2014.

Andi Potamkin. “Paris Photo LA 2014,” L’Oeil de la Photographie, May 1, 2014.

Scarlet Cheng. “Continuing and Recommended,” ArtScene, February 2014, p.21 (and online).

"New ceramic sculpture and works on paper by Los Angeles artist Yassi Mazandi on view at Maloney Fine Arts," ArtDaily, January 12, 2014.

Godeleine de Rosamel. “The Amazing Work of Yassi Mazandi,” Coco et Pompon, January 5, 2014.

Julie Anne Rhodes, “Yassi Mazandi & The Sacred Wheel Exhibition,” Julie Anne Rhodes’ Personal Chef Approach, January 2014.
Heaven, The Art of Elysium, Mercedes-Benz, 2014, p. 117.
Yassi Mazandi: Sacred Wheel, catalogue, Maloney Fine Art, 2014.

2013

Angel Art, Project Angel Food at CAA, catalogue, April 23, 2013.

Davide Catenacci. “Sogni Solidi,” Topolino, n.2990, March 19, 2013, p. 81.

Ryota Ieiri. “Construction IT,” Nikkei Business Publications, Inc., March 13, 2013.

Marcia Prentice. “Lisa & Scott's Barbara Bestor Home in Topanga,” Apartment Therapy, February 21, 2013.

“Yassi Mazandi” and “Daria Makarenko,” Association of Iranian Ceramists, 2013.

2012

“Artist Profile: Yassi Mazandi,” Genlux Magazine, Art+Fashion Issue, Holiday 2012, p. 105 (and online).

Her, The Laboratory Arts Collective Magazine, June 2012, pp. 76-77.

Amanda Eliasch. “Yassi Mazandi Artist,” Rat’s Tails, March 6, 2012.

Lesley Frenz. “Artsy Design Finds: You Bowl Me Over,” ArtsyForager.com, February 14, 2012.

“Maison de Luxe: Designer Show House at Greystone Estate,” Luxe, Winter 2012, (pages not numbered).

2011

“Maison de Luxe,” So Haute, December 16, 2011.

Amanda Eliasch. “My Twenty-One Top Artists,” Rat’s Tails, December 8, 2011.

Paloma Contreras, “Maison de Luxe at the Greystone Estate,” La Dolce Vita, December 5, 2011.

Craig Kellogg. Dealer’s Choice: At Home with Purveyors of Antique and Vintage Furnishings, Architecture/Interiors Press, Publishers, 2011, p. 170 and p. 244.

Brooke Hodge. "Seeing Things | C’est Superba," New York Times - T Magazine, May 26, 2011.

“Superba Exhibit at JF Chen,” Modernica, May 2011.

Indira Cesarine. “January White Sale – Exhibit Opening at Loretta Howard Gallery,”XXXX Magazine, January 2011.

January White Sale curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, catalogue, Loretta Howard Gallery, 2011, p. 38.

2010

Nick Kreiss, “Adrian Grenier's SHFT Gallery Pops-Up In LA,” Huffington Post, May 17, 2010.“SHFT #1, Los Angeles,” Edie Kahula Pereira, May 2010.

2009

David A. Keeps. "Architectonic at JF Chen," Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2009, p. E4 (and online).

“Yassi,” West of Hollywood, April 28, 2009.
“Architectonic,” Flavorpill, April 27, 2009.
Architectonic: Yassi, catalogue, JF Chen, 2009.

2008

Sandy Hill. "The Big Valley," Elle Decor, No 148, July/August, 2008, p. 146. Barbara Thornburg. "Ranch-style, and Very Relaxed," Los Angeles Times Magazine,

July 6, 2008, p. 41 and p. 42.

2007

Yassi Mazandi: Sculpted Ceramics, catalogue, Allegra Hicks, 2007.
“Yassi Mazandi at Flux Gallery Los Angeles,” OK Los Angeles, March 4, 2007.Yassi Mazandi: Sculpted Vessels, catalogue, FLUX Gallery, 2007.

OTHER PROJECTS

2018: Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation, Ojai, California, led hands-on ceramics workshop teaching participants to make selected paper porcelain sculptures.

2018: One Million Crayons, maze installation at invitation of Crayon Collection charity, setting a Guinness World Record for most crayons donated in history, Westfield, Culver City, California.

2018: The Underground Museum, Los Angeles, California, led workshop for children at invitation of ProjectArt.

2016: Artist’s Tea with Yassi Mazandi organized by JT Lab at invitation of National Park Service, Joshua Tree National Park, California.

2015: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, led workshop for children at invitation of Crayon Collection charity.

2012: installation of flower sculptures at invitation of designer Philip Gorrivan for the Salon at Maison de Luxe: Designer Show House at Greystone Estate, Los Angeles, California.

 

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