MFA, New York Studio School, 2005
BFA, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999


Unhinged; A Solo Show at One River School, Englewood, NJ 2019
Under the Apple Tree: Elisa Lendvay & Becky Yazdan; Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT 2017
Katherine Bradford “Life Boats” and Becky Yazdan “Things That Wash Up”; Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT 2015
Northside Piers; Brooklyn, NY 2014
Forge Gallery with Rob Hickman; Milford, PA 2013
Giampietro Gallery with Christopher Joy; New Haven, CT 2013
Towerbrook Capital; New York, NY 2012
Walter Meade Gallery; Roxbury, NY 2009


Among Friends / Entre Amigos, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, NYC, 2019(forthcoming)
Green: the Impossible Color, curated by Rachel Wren. Painting Center, 547 West 27th, NYC (forthcoming)
Across the Creek, curated by Paul D'Agostino, Centotto, 250 Moore St, Brooklyn, 2019
Group Exhibition, curated by Elisa Jensen. Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 West 25th, 4th floor, NYC, 2019
M.David & Co Holiday Fundraiser. M. David & Co. Brooklyn, NY 2018
Walking is a Way of Knowing, curated by Jannell Turner. 817 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 2018
Leaving a Mark, curated by Martin Dull. 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 2018
All Art Works, curated by Tyler Loftis. Concurrent with ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI 2018
X Marks the Spot, the Women of New York Studio School, NYSS, NYC 2018
Small Works Show, curated by Sharon Louden, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2018
Art4Joy, NYC 2018
Becky Yazdan, Martin Dull and Don Porcella, Vivid Space, San Diego, CA 2018
Collectors Show / Spring 2018, The ArtPrize HUB, Grand Rapids, MI, 2018
Studio Montclair Invitational, curated by Todd Lambrix, Studio Montclair Gallery, NJ 2018
Group Exhibition Juried by Betty Cuningham, Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC 2018
True Believers, David & Schweitzer Contemporary Annex, Bushwick, NY 2017
20/20, Studio Montclair's Academy Square Galleries, Montclair, NJ 2017
The Collectors Show, curated by Tyler Loftis; Grand Rapids, MI 2017
NYSS Alumni Show, curated by Steven Harvey and Jennifer Samet; NYSS, New York, NY 2017
Viewpoints 2017, curated by Karen Wilkin; aljira, Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ, 2017
Thicket, curated by David Gibson, Station Independent Projects, 138 Eldridge St, NYC, 2017
Nasty Women Exhibition, Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, 2017
The Reality of Abstraction, The Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport, CT, 2016
Big Small Show, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, 2016
Seeking Space: Making the Future, David & Schweitzer Contemporary. 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, 2016
Alumni Show, curated by Lesley Heller, NYSS, NYC 2016
Emilia Dubicki, Aspasia Anos & Becky Yazdan, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT, 2016
Color Matters, The Painting Center, NYC 2016
Small Works Group Show, Main Street Arts, Clifton, NY 2015
Alumni Show, juried by Jason Andrew, Yevgeniya Baras and Fred Valentine, NYSS, NYC, 2015
Family Ties, curated by Julie Torres and Bonny Leibowitz, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX, 2015
Little Hand, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, 2015
Group Show Juried by John Dubrow, Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC, 2015
New Work City, Momenta Art, Bushwick, NY 2015
GRAB BAG, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Second Family, 2 Rivington St., NYC, 2014
Small Works 3, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC, NY 2014
Pleasure & Pain, online exhibition with galleryELL, 2014
Family Style, Formerly Pocket Utopia, LES, NY 2014
Place Made Visible, curated by Julia Schwartz, Brooklyn, NY 2014
Salon Zürcher, New York, NY, 2014
International Painting III, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY, 2014
21, Forge Studio & Gallery, Milford, PA, 2013
Small Wonder, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2013
SOLOS 2013, curated by Susan Cross; Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT, 2013
NWC Biennale, Norman, OK 2013
Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT 2011, 2012
Forge Gallery, Milford, PA 2012
Alumni Exhibition curated by John Newman, NYSS Gallery, New York, NY 2011
transient landscape, Governor's Island, NY 2011
NURTUREart Benefit, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY 2011
Brooklyn Takes on Alton! The Bartlett Gallery; Ontario, Canada 2011
galleryELL at the Loading Dock, Brooklyn, NY 2010
NORTHBROOKLYN; Greenpoint Renaissance Center, Brooklyn, NY 2010
Essential (Anniversary Party); Ico Gallery, New York, NY, 2010
Texas National, juried by Judy Pfaff; The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX, 2010
Rhonda Schaller Gallery; New York, NY 2008
Brooklyn Collective; Brooklyn, NY 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008
MFA Thesis Show, New York Studio School; New York, NY 2005
New York Studio School; New York, NY 2004


Mercedes Matter / Ambassador Middendorf Award - Honorable Mention, 2018
Pussy Grabber chosen for All Art Works in Grand Rapids, MI, 2018
Starlight chosen for Collectors Show in Grand Rapids, MI, 2017
Best in Show - Viewpoints 2017, Studio Montclair, 2017
Vermont Studio Center Partial Fellowship, 2007
Top 100 Artists, GLAAD, 2007
{Artists Wanted} Competition Finalist, 2007 Featured Artist, 2007 & 2008
Nominated Best Emerging Artist, GLAAD OutAuction, 2006
Hohenberg Travel Award, 2005
Nora Speyer Scholarship, 2003 & 2004
Emma Strain Award, 1999
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Award, 1995


Structure and Imagery; February 2019
Curators Debate the Pros and Cons of All-Women’s Art Shows, Hyperallergic, September 20th, 2018
Work for Art's Sake: 'Making As Thinking,' Montclair Local, February 26, 2018
Gallery Travels; November 22, 2017
New York Studio School Interviews; Conversations with the MFA class of 2005 by Geoffrey Stein; published Aug 2, 2017.
Bridgeport Art Trail: The Reality of Abstraction Exhibition and Panel Discussion; January 2017
The Painting Center: When Color Matters; Two Coats of Paint; January 19, 2016
Becky Yazdan on Painting; Just Another Painter; December 22, 2015
Gallery Travels; August 23, 2015
Featured Artist: Becky Yazdan, Nathan Pendlebury Blog; August 18, 2015
Jury Duty at the New York Studio School; by Paul d'Agostino, Brooklyn Magazine; August 11, 2015
Mockingbird Thoughtz; May 15, 2015
Mockingbird Thoughtz; October 14, 2014
Gallery Travels; September 22, 2014
Refuge at Salon Zürcher, Two Coats of Paint; May 20, 2014
Jeffrey Leder Gallery Welcomes You Home, Queens Chronicle; March 20, 2014
Summer Stock, White Elephant on Wheels; August 24, 2013
Have you met... Becky Yazdan? Painter’s Process; July 2013
(Re)Discovering Art in Brooklyn: Ground Floor Gallery, Art in Limbo; July 2013
Singular Sensations, Westport News; April 6, 2013
Giampietro Explains, New Haven Independent; March 2013
Two Coats of Paint; March 2013
Gorky's Granddaughter; February 2013
Two Coats of Paint; November 15, 2012
Studio Critical; December 3, 2011
Two Coats of Paint; October 12, 2011
NY Art Marathon Curator's Review; February 9th, 2011
Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 12, 2011
Art In Brooklyn; December 3, 2010
Urban Flea Artist Love; May 11, 2009
ApartmentTherapy Presents by Maxwell Gillngham-Ryan, Chronicle Books, 2008
ArtOnlyArt Featured Artist; July 1, 2007
Block Island Times; May 26, 2007 Featured Artist; May 2006


Transcender, Brooklyn, NY 2019
One River School, Englewood, NJ 2019
Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT 2017
“What’s Your Thicket? Abstraction and Crisis“; Station Independent Projects, NYC 2017
Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT 2017
Panel Discussion: “The Reality of Abstraction” Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport, CT 2016
Visiting Artist, Art Student’s League, Denver, CO 2014
Westport Art Center, Westport, CT 2013
Panel Discussion: “Drawing and its Role in the Studio Practice”; NYSS, New York, NY 2012
Walter Meade Gallery, Roxbury, NY 2009


Teaching: "Art Effect," One River School, Englewood, NJ 2019-present
Visiting Artist Teaching Workshop: "Abstract Painting Strategies", Denver Art Students League, Denver, CO. 2014
Moderator, The Crit Group, 2011-2018