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As an Iranian/American artist, the most significant aspect of making art is the unique fulfillment of psychic, spiritual and emotional needs. The concept of multiple layers, hidden and revealed, reflects states of change. Each layer addresses emotion and intellect, markings corresponding with incidents of life experienced, only to be covered by another experience, ritualistic in process and visual in perception. These paintings were originally inspired by images of bubble chambers. The trails from the chambers are codes of information, as well as universally appealing patterns which have held beauty and spiritual powers across since the beginning of humanity. Add Comment


Roshan Houshmand is an Iranian-American artist who was born in 1961 in the Philippines. She was raised in the Philippines and Iran. Her MA and MFA are from Rosary College of Illinois Graduate Program in Florence, Italy, (1983, 84) and her BA is from Bennington College in Vermont(1982). For several years she studied with Julio Alpuy, a preeminent member of the Atelier of Joaquin Torres Garcia, founder of Universal Constructivism.

Ms. Houshmand has been exhibiting her work for over two decades in Europe and the USA. She is a 2005 recipient of the NY State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant and a 2006 grant recipient from the US State Department for the exhibition ___21st Century American Women Artists___ at the US Mission to NATO in Belgium.

Her work has been included in ___Totem___ at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, ___Evolving Perceptions___ at The National Press Club in Washington, DC, and ___21st Century American Women Artists___ at Truman Hall, Brussels. In 2007 Houshmand__™s physics-inspired paintings were featured on the Brookhaven National Laboratory__™s website in commemoration of their sixtieth anniversary (, and in SYMMETRY magazine. COSMOS magazine also featured works by Houshmand in their April/May 2008 issue. Her work is featured in the Fall 2008 issue of Studio Visit Magazine.

Roshan Houshmand__™s work is in private collections in Denmark, Spain, UK, Germany, Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Costa Rica and the United States and in corporate collections in Cyprus, Denmark and Spain. She has taught and lectured at Penn State University, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Winchester Graduate School of Art and La Massana in Barcelona. Currently she teaches at the State University of New York in Delhi, New York (SUNY Delhi).


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