Maryam Hoseini (born 1988, Tehran, Iran) received dual MFA degrees from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, and Bard College, NY, USA simultaneously (2016). Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include: Body Armor, MoMA PS1, New York, USA (2018) and Of Strangers and Parrots, Rachel Uffner Gallery, NY, USA (2017). Recent group exhibitions include: Fables of Resurrection, Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany (2020); Open Call, The Shed, New York (2019); Heartbreak, Venice, Italy (2019) among others.
This new body of work by NY based artist Maryam Hoseini draws on the tragedy of the human condition, developing collective scenes where characters are caught in absurd actions and unsettled situations. Using figuration to focus on moments of contested interaction, the paintings arrive at a poetic abstraction infused with alienation, fear, vulnerability and humor. Each work is composed of wood panels balanced upon one another or interlocked together, anchored into the wall behind.
Green Art Gallery is a contemporary art space in Dubai, UAE. Its program features artists working across diverse media, whose practices are rigorously researched, idea-led, and representative of our current moment.