Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

Education

 

2011       M.F.A., Studio Art, University of California, Irvine

2006       B.A., Studio Art, University of California, Los Angeles

               B.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Solo/ Two-Person Exhibitions

 

2016       Anthony Lepore and Samira Yamin, Chan Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

2014       Displacements: The Craft Practices of Golnar Adili and Samira Yamin, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2013       We Will Not Fail, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2017        Focus Group, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                Paratextual, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                Mashrabiya: The Art of Looking Back, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

                Presence, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

2016        Aftermath: Resonance of War, Loss and Displacement, SAC Arts at the Santora Building, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA

                9/11 Fifteen Years, Human Resources,, Los Angeles, CA

2015        The Promise of Something and Nothing, Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014        Attunement, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

                Object Object!!, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA

                The Cartographer, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  

                I See in the Sea Nothing Except the Sea..., Camera Club of New York, New York, NY

                Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Machine Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2013        MENA / Viceroy, Levantine Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA  

                The Violent Bear It Away: 12 Artists Respond to Violence, Biola University Art Gallery, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

                BiennaleOnline, Global Grid curated by Jan Hoet, biennaleonline.com

2012        Meticulosity, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College, Los Angeles, CA

2011        Vertigo, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

                Nothing Comes From Nothing, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, CA

                Geometries, University Art Gallery, UCI, Irvine, CA

2010        Ground Control, University Art Gallery, UCI, Irvine, CA

2007        18th Annual Iranian Women’s Studies Foundation Conference Exhibit, University of Maryland, MD

                transform/nation, Ellipse Art Center, Washington D.C.

2006        Does Religion Kill?, 18th Street Arts Complex, Santa Monica, CA

                Stomping Ground: Young Women of Color Explore Homeland, Lucy Florence Cultural Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

                Boroughs of Los Angeles, William Grant Still Center, Los Angeles, CA

                Kinross High, New White Gallery, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

Public Talks/ Interviews

 

2017        Visiting Artist Lecture, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

                Breaking News, Photo LA Fair, Los Angeles, CA, panelist

2016        Visiting Artist Lecture, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

                Conversation with Gina Osterloh, The People Radio, Los Angeles, CA

                Artist Talk, Analog Dissident, Los Angeles, CA

2014        Thrive on Live with Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, HuffPost Live

                Visiting Artist Lecture, California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, CA

                Artist/ Curator Panel Discussion, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY   

                Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora Conference, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

                Artist/ Curator Walkthrough, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

                SWANA Collective with Sejal Patel, KPFK, Studio City, CA, radio interview

2013        "Pattern and Perception: Peter Shire, Samira Yamin and the Work of Miriam Wosk," Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA, panelist

2012        Artist Talk, Headlands Center for the Arts

2010        “Intervening on War Photography as a Means of Interrogating the Historical Document,” Middle East Studies Conference, CSUF, Fresno, CA, panelist

                Radio Intifada, KPFK, Studio City, CA, radio interview

2009        Social Activism and the Post Revolution Iranian Diaspora, CSU East Bay Conference on Afghan and Iranian Diaspora, CSUEB, Hayward, CA, panelist

2006        Uprising with Sonali Kolhatkar, KPFK, Studio City, CA, radio interview

 

Bibliography

 

2017        Seikaly, Roula. "At SFSU, Looking and Truly Seeing the Middle East Through Art," KQED Arts, review

                Curiel, Jonathan. "Windows on the World." SFWeekly, review

                Paglia, Michael, “Presence: Reflections on the Middle East Takes You Over There,” Westword.com, review

                Jenkins, Rupert. "At CVA: Beyond the news bubble, a personal kind of Mid East politics," OneGoodEyeOnline.com, review

                Froyd, Susan. "Presence: Reflections on the Middle East Blends Beauty and Culture Shock at CVA," Westword.com, review

                Vaccerelli, Joe. "Timliness, art collide at Metro State exhibit about the Middle East," Denver Post, review 

                Smarr, Mady, “Phot Exhibit Explores Middle East Culture,” The Metropolitan, review

2015        Harezlak, Anne. The Promise of Something and Nothing, exhibition catalog

                O'Brien, Heather. i see in the sea nothing except the sea. i don't sea a shore. i don't see a dove, exhibition publication

                Axelsson, Sofie. "A Heartfelt Interview About Art and Politics," Journal 282

2014        "Scotoma," Mockingbird Magazine, Issue 3

                Gallagher, James ed. et al, Secret Behavior, Issue 02: Family 

                Zappas, Lindsay Preston. "Sacred Geometry." LA Canvas Magazine, editorial   

                "Samira Yamin." B|ta'arof Magazine. contributor 

                Ahn, Abe. "Meditations in Longing." Hyperallergic.com, Review 

                Senn, Evan. "Samira Yamin and the Craft of Consciousness." KCET Artbound, editorial

2013        Rau, Jeff. The Violent Bear it Away: 12 Artists Respond to Violence . Biola University. Exhibition Catalog 

                Sykes, Stephanie. "Samira Yamin: 'We Will Not Fail'". Harper's Bazaar Art Arabia, review 

                Winant, Carmen. Critic's Pick: Los Angeles, ArtForum.com, Review

                Knight, Christopher. "'We Will Not Fail' Meticulously Upends Mass Media Imagery," Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, review

                Spitz, Sarah. "The Art of Irrational Exuberance," Santa Monica Daily Press. Santa Monica, CA, review.  

2012        Meticulosity, Otis College of Art and Design, Exhibition Catalog

                Ollman, Leah. "'Meticulosity' Aims to Reconnect the Conceptual, Visual," Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, review

                Brown, Betty Ann. "'Meticulosity' at Otis College of Art and Design," Art Ltd., Los Angeles, CA, review

                Grattan, Nikki and Klea McKenna. "Samira Yamin," InTheMake.com

2011        Carson, Juli.  “What Remains,” Nothing Comes From Nothing exhibition catalog essay

2010        Aranda, Rebecca. “Ground Control,” The New University, Irvine, CA, review

2007        Bahrampour, Tara. "Iranian Artists Bridge Cultures,” The Washington Post, Washington, DC, review

                Anderson, John James. “Transform/Nation: Ellipse Arts Center,” DCist, Washington, DC, review

                Sloan, Willona. “Iranian Art Exhibit Aims to Defy Stereotypes,” Northern Virginia Magazine, McLean, VA, review

2005        “The Art of Resistance: Palestinian Public Art,” Clamor Magazine, Toledo, OH, artist publication

 

Residencies

 

2017         Robert Rauschenberg Foundation | Captiva, FL

2015         Djerassi Resident Artist Program | Woodside, CA

2014         Robert Rauschenberg Foundation | Captiva, FL 

2012         Headlands Center for the Arts | Sausalito, CA 

 

Awards

 

2017         California Community Foundation | Visual Artist Fellowship

2016         Joan Mitchell Foundation | Painters and Sculptors Grant