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Summer Series:
Maysha Mohamedi

Aug 4, 2022 12:30PM MST

Summer Series: Featured Artists and Conversations are free and open to the public, however space is limited and registration is required. 

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Maysha Mohamedi (b. 1980, Los Angeles) received a BS in 2002 from the University of California, San Diego, where she studied cognitive science, specializing in neuroscience. After graduating, she went on to earn an MFA in painting from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2011. In her abstract paintings, the artist meditates on selfhood and consciousness through a singular lexicon of color, composition, and mark-making. Vibrant and playful, Mohamedi’s innovative practice points toward a new mode of atmospheric abstraction that registers certain conditions specific to Los Angeles—and American life as a whole—in the early 21st century. Reflecting her personal history, everyday experiences, and key constellations in her own cultural matrix, her palette is both purely abstract and directly connected to the patchwork of landscapes, objects, and environments that comprise her life. These range from an Ojai, California playground the artist visited with her children, clippings from cookbooks and magazines to sea glass found on the shore. Mohamedi’s works are reflections of her own thinking, crystallized as moments of haptic communion. The artist’s academic background in neuroscience is found in the liveliness and expansiveness of her paintings. Liberated from the constraints and dictates of the three-dimensional world, her immersive works exude a sense of freedom and illimitability. For Mohamedi, the viewer is an equal creator in this shared universe of boundless possibilities. Mohamedi’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions with Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles; Massimo De Carlo, Paris; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton; and The Lodge, Los Angeles. Her work has been presented in group exhibitions at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon; and other spaces. Mohamedi will present her first solo exhibition in New York with Pace in 2023. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Summer Series: Featured Artists and Conversations are made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:

 

In Conversation:

Maysha Mohamedi

Maysha Mohamedi (b. 1980, Los Angeles) received a BS in 2002 from the University of California, San Diego, where she studied cognitive science, specializing in neuroscience. After graduating, she went on to earn an MFA in painting from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2011. In her abstract paintings, the artist meditates on selfhood and consciousness through a singular lexicon of color, composition, and mark-making. Vibrant and playful, Mohamedi’s innovative practice points toward a new mode of atmospheric abstraction that registers certain conditions specific to Los Angeles—and American life as a whole—in the early 21st century. Reflecting her personal history, everyday experiences, and key constellations in her own cultural matrix, her palette is both purely abstract and directly connected to the patchwork of landscapes, objects, and environments that comprise her life. These range from an Ojai, California playground the artist visited with her children, clippings from cookbooks and magazines to sea glass found on the shore. Mohamedi’s works are reflections of her own thinking, crystallized as moments of haptic communion. The artist’s academic background in neuroscience is found in the liveliness and expansiveness of her paintings. Liberated from the constraints and dictates of the three-dimensional world, her immersive works exude a sense of freedom and illimitability. For Mohamedi, the viewer is an equal creator in this shared universe of boundless possibilities. Mohamedi’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions with Parrasch Heijnen Gallery, Los Angeles; Massimo De Carlo, Paris; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton; and The Lodge, Los Angeles. Her work has been presented in group exhibitions at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, Oregon; and other spaces. Mohamedi will present her first solo exhibition in New York with Pace in 2023. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

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Douglas Fogle

Curator-in-Residence

In addition to being Anderson Ranch’s Curator-in-Residence, Douglas Fogle is an independent curator and writer based in Los Angeles. He is cofounder of the curatorial office STUDIO LBV. His most recent exhibitions include Luisa Lambri: Autoritratto, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2021); Shio Kusaka, Neutra VDL Studio and Residences, Los Angeles (2020); Mike Kelley: Fortress of Solitude for NEON Foundation, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens (2017–18); and Andy Warhol: Dark Star, Museo Jumex, Mexico City (2017). Fogle has held curatorial positions at a number of institutions, including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, where he was Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs and chief curator (2009–12); the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, where he was curator of contemporary art and organized Life on Mars, The 55 th  Carnegie International (2008); and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, where he was a curator in the Visual Arts Department and curated a number of exhibitions including The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1962–1984 (2003) and Painting at the Edge of the World (2001). He has also contributed essays to numerous artist monographs. Douglas is excited about working with an institution that puts the creative process at its core. He loves that the Ranch’s programs help people understand the importance and the impact of putting art out into the world. He will curate the Ranch’s Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations program, bringing artists’ visions to our community and, though his extensive network, be an ambassador for the Ranch on a worldwide stage.

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