Kayla Mohommadi

Artist Statement

Although I draw from the landscape and have painted directly from it in the past, I turn away from it when I am in my studio.  

Through drawing and collage I work towards a simple expression of what I am seeing and feeling.  What keeps me engaged is color and flattened space.  I want the work to touch on the beauty I see in nature.  But when the painting is completed, I hope my work surprises the viewer.

Biography 

 

Born in San Francisco, CA. MFA from Boston University in 2002; BFA from University of Washington in 1998. Recent shows include New Work at Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, Maine; and One  Place, Two Views, a two-person exhibition with John Walker at Maier Museum of Art at  Randolph College. 

Her awards include the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize in 2014;  the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters in 2008 and the Joan Mitchell Artist  Residency in New Orleans; the Dedalus Foundation Award for the Vermont Studio  School Fellowship in 2008; the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant in 2006; the  Blanche E. Colman Award in 2004; the Constantin Alajalov Scholarship; and the  Vermont Studio School Fellowship in 2001. She has also lectured about her work at  institutions including Rhode Island School of Design, University of Washington, and  Dartmouth College. She is currently a Fine Arts Lecturer at Massachusetts College of  Art in Boston and lives and works in Boston and South Bristol, Maine.

High Tide

Acrylic and oil on dyed canvas

20" x 18"

2020

Sea Barge IV

Oil on Panel

16" x 20"

2020

Endless Columns (Brancusi)

24" x 20"

Oil on Panel

2020

Sea Barge III

Oil on Panel

16" x 20"

2020