Leila Seyedzadeh

Mount Qaf, hand dyed cotton rope, 2020

Leila Seyedzadeh lives and works in New York. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from The University of Science and Culture in 2014 and an MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2019.

Seyedzadeh was a recipient of the H.Lee Hirsche prize at Yale School of Art. She has been invited to participate in exhibitions which include shows at WhiteBox in New York, and Dastan Basement Gallery in Art Dubai 2019. Her work is represented in institutional exhibitions in the US and Iran which includes Green Hall Gallery at Yale University and Ahvaz Contemporary Art museum in Iran.

Seyedzadeh’s work addresses imaginary landscapes and focuses on natural subjects such as mountains that are extracted from subconscious. It is as if she is attaching together pieces of her memories, and by doing so she is destroying their meaning, and thus creating a landscape that is immersed in placelessness.

The books mentioned in the interview are In Praise of Shadows and Mount Analogue.
Mount Qaf, hand dyed cotton rope, 2020
A memory of a view from my homeland, hand dyed cotton cloth, found cloth, hand dyed fringe, ribbon, string, 2018
The landscape of my voice, sound drawing based on Farsi and English, glass, fringe, wood pole, 2019
Detail, the landscape of my voice
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  1. […] Leila Seyedzadeh spoke to us from her home studio in Brooklyn where she was sheltering in place during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. While home, she is busy preparing for an upcoming show based on stories, music and more from Persian culture. Themes of migration and portable landscape are something she has been exploring – considering her adopted home of New York City and her native home of Tehran. Seyedzadeh works alongside her mother creating vibrant works with dyed cotton cloth. To hear more about these projects and other work, listen to the complete interview. […]