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SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Through Mist
Installation view, Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong
Nove...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Through Mist
Installation view, Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong
Nov...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Eros, 2015
pencil and pigment on black aquacryl on canvas and aluminum

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Eros, (detail), 2015
pencil and pigment on black aquacryl on ca...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Resonance, 2015
painted stainless steel
27.05 x 75.2 x 20.39 inche...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
The River Is Within Us
Installation view, STPI - Creative Workshop &...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
The River is Within Us, 2015
pigmented linen paper laminated on acrylic b...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Fjord, 2014
pencil, pigment and black Aquacryl on canvas and aluminum

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Chrysalis, 2014
anodized aluminum bricks and steel cable
312 inche...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Chrysalis, 2014
anodized aluminum bricks and steel cable
312 inche...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
The eye fell in love with the ear
Installation view, Lehmann Maupin,...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Echo, 2013
pencil, pigments, and black aquacryl on canvas and aluminum

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Echo (detail), 2013
pencil, pigments, and black aquacryl on can...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Installation view
Glasstress 2013: White Light / White Heat
Collat...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Breath, 2003
Four channel video
19” HD screens
C...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Breath, 2003
Four channel video
19” HD screens
C...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Installation view, Pattern: Follow the Rules, Broad Art Museum, Michig...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Sheer, 2012
anodized aluminum
48.03 x 32.68 x 32.68 inches
...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
String, 2012
pencil and pigments, black aquacryl on canvas and aluminum

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
String (detail), 2012
pencil and pigments, black aquacryl on canvas and a...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Vapour, 2010
lilac and blue pencil with white aquacryl on canvas and alum...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Vapour (detail), 2010
lilac and blue pencil with white aquacryl...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Light Darkness
Installation view, Lehmann Maupin, 540 West 26th Street, New Y...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Commission for St Martin-in-the- Fields, London, UK, 2008
Etched mouth blown clear...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Echo, 2008
blue pencil on white aquacryl
39.37 x 39.37 inches

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Dim Dazzle, 2011
pencil and pigments, black aquacryl on canvas and alumin...

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Presence (left), 2000
White Shadow (sculpture), 2005

SHIRAZEH HOUSHIARY
Untitled, 2004
mixed media on paper
15.75 x 15.75 inches
40...

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Shirazeh Houshiary

Shirazeh Houshiary (b. 1955, Iran) moved to London in the early 1970’s and graduated from the Chelsea School of Art in 1979, emerging with a group of artists that included Anish Kapoor and Richard Deacon. Houshiary is well known for her sculptures in which she investigates spiritual principles and abstract forms. In her first solo exhibition in New York, presented at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in 1999, she exhibited a series of paintings that explored her interest in Sufism and the 13th Century mystic poet Jalal al-Din Rumi. The calligraphy was implemented in graphite and repeatedly laced into the luminous surfaces.  In her labor-intensive paintings she unites the word and the canvas into a meditative visual experience, which results in work that is about presence and experience. 
 
 
Houshiary, who was a Turner Prize nominee in 1994, has had solo and group exhibitions at the Camden Arts Centre, London (1993); SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico (2002); Tate Liverpool (2003); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007); RISD Museum, Providence (2011); and the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2012), among others. In 2013, Houshiary’s work was included in two collateral exhibitions at the 55th Venice Biennale, including a site-specific installation at La Torre di Porta Nuova, Arsenale Nord and Glasstress 2013. The artist’s work was also recently featured in the Kiev Biennale (2012) and the 17th Biennale of Sydney (2010).
 
 
Houshiary’s work is in prestigious public collections including the British Council Collection, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Prato; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Tate Modern, London, among others. The artist currently lives and works in London, England.