Yari Ostovany

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Visual Artist

Born in Iran in 1962, Yari Ostovany moved to the United States at the age of 16 and pursued his studies in Art first at the University of Nevada - Reno and then at the San Francisco Art Institute where he received his MFA in 1995. He has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally, and is the recipient of Sierra Arts Endowment Grant, Craig Sheppard Memorial Grant, and Sierra Nevada Art Foundation Grant. Recent solo exhibitions include The Yard: Columbus Circle in New York, Stanford Art Spaces at Stanford University, Far Out Gallery in San Francisco, Rebecca Molayem Gallery in Los Angeles, and Aria Gallery in Tehran, Iran.


His work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, Connecticut), Pasargad Bank Museum (Tehran, Iran), Chateau d'Orquevaux (Champagne-Ardenne, France), Permanent Collection of the University of Nevada - Reno Art Department and is represented by Foundation Behram Bakhtiar in France, Artscoops in Lebanon, Art Represent, Emergeast, and Ideel Art in London UK.

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 | Craig Sheppard Memorial Art Scholarship

1988 | Home Federal Bank Art Competition, Reno, Nevada

1988 | Sierra Nevada Arts Foundation Grant, Reno, Nevada 

1988 | Annual University of Nevada - Reno Student Art Exhibition

1987 | Annual University of Nevada - Reno Student Art Exhibition

1986 | Annual University of Nevada - Reno Student Art Exhibition

Solo Exhibitions:

2021 | Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, Anaheim, CA 
2020 | Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA 
2020 | Sandy Bennett Art Gallery, Englewood, NJ 
2019 | The Yard - Columbus Circle, New York, NY 
2018 | Far Out Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2018 | Syra Arts Gallery, Washington D.C. 
2018 | The Living Room Gallery (Saint Peter's Church), New York, NY

2018 | Rebecca Molayem Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
2017 | Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran 
2017 | Ruby Living Design, Mill Valley, CA 
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,

1994 | Footwork Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1989 | Walter McNamara (SxN) Gallery, Reno, NV

1988 | Manville Gallery, Reno, NV 

Dual 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:

2020 | Madrigal Family Winery Gallery, Sausalito, CA 
2020 | Terra Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2020 | Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY 
2020 | White Walls Gallery, New York, NY 
2019 | Ruby Living Design, Mill Valley, CA 
2019 | Boccara ART, Brooklyn, New York, NY 
2019 | The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NY 
2018 | Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL 
2018 | Misho Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
2018 | Saye Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran 
2018 | Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2017 | Kamil Art Gallery, Monaco-Ville, Monaco 
2017 | GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA 
2017 | Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA 
2017 | Museum Parc, San Francisco, CA 
2017 | Misho Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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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 

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