Kayla Mohammadi was born in San Francisco, California. She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts and South Bristol, Maine
She received her BFA from the University of Washington in Seattle and her MFA in 2002 from Boston University. Currently she is a Lecturer in Fine Arts at Massachusetts College of Arts in Boston.
Awards include: Purchase Prize and Exhibition Invitational from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, 2014; The 2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters, The Dedalus Foundation Award for 2008, The Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant for 2006, and the Blanche E. Coleman Award for 2004.
Her upcoming show is July 20 – August 18th, 2016 at Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland:
She will also be doing a Landscape Painting workshop for the week of July 18th 2016 in South Bristol, Maine with painter John Walker. For more information check out:
Excerpt from Placing Color essay by Vittorio Colaizzi:
Kayla Mohammadi treats space with a variety of methods, including Renaissance-derived depth, modernist compression and opticality, and even Medieval/Byzantine projection, implying a leakage of the sacred into the spectator’s space….They allow her to present a wider range of feeling, because along with these various kinds of space, she also achieves sunlight, wind, fragrance, footsteps, and the hum and crackle of abstraction’s suggestion of synesthesia.