EDUCATION

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

ONE & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Setting Fires, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT 2020
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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Ouroboros, Royal Society of American Art, Williamsburg, NY
6 Artists, 8 Beach St, Tribeca, NY
Womyn's Werq, Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair, NJ
One in a Year, Painting Center / Artsy, New York, NY
Pocket Painting Collaboration, Marsanne, France

2020
Mercedes Matter Award Winners Exhibition, 122 Grand St, NYC
Way Out curated by Ludovic Dervillez, La Grange Gallery, France
NYSS Alumni Exhibition, Artsy
USPS Art Project, Pelham Center, Pelham, NY
All Art Works curated by SARAHCROWN, The Yard, 33 W 60th St, NYC
A Call to Arms, M. David & Co. Brooklyn, NY
The Oblique, an online exhibition curated by David Gibson

2019
M.David & Co Holiday Fundraiser. M. David & Co. Brooklyn, NY
ROS Kick Off Show, Lorimoto, Ridgewood, NY
Thunderdome, Interboro Tigerforce, Ridgewood, NY
All Art Works, curated by Tyler Loftis. Concurrent with ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
NYSS Alumni Invitational, work selected by David Humphrey and Claire Sherman, NYC
Open Doors, Open Studios, curated by Priska Juschka of Lichtundfire. The Clemente, NYC
Somewhere We Landed, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
Among Friends / Entre Amigos, Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, NYC
Green: the Impossible Color, curated by Rachel Wren. Painting Center, 547 West 27th, NYC
Across the Creek, curated by Paul D'Agostino, Centotto, 250 Moore St, Brooklyn
Group Exhibition, curated by Elisa Jensen. Blue Mountain Gallery, 530 West 25th, 4th floor, NYC

2018
M.David & Co Holiday Fundraiser. M. David & Co. Brooklyn, NY
Walking is a Way of Knowing, curated by Jannell Turner. 817 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Leaving a Mark, curated by Martin Dull. 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY
All Art Works, curated by Tyler Loftis. Concurrent with ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
X Marks the Spot, the Women of New York Studio School, NYSS, NYC
Small Works Show, curated by Sharon Louden, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Art4Joy, NYC
Becky Yazdan, Martin Dull and Don Porcella, Vivid Space, San Diego, CA
Collectors Show / Spring 2018, The ArtPrize HUB, Grand Rapids, MI
Studio Montclair Invitational, curated by Todd Lambrix, Studio Montclair Gallery, NJ
Group Exhibition Juried by Betty Cuningham, Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC

2017
True Believers, David & Schweitzer Contemporary Annex, Bushwick, NY
20/20, Studio Montclair's Academy Square Galleries, Montclair, NJ
The Collectors Show, curated by Tyler Loftis; Grand Rapids, MI
NYSS Alumni Show, curated by Steven Harvey and Jennifer Samet; NYSS, New York, NY
Viewpoints 2017, curated by Karen Wilkin; aljira, Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
Thicket, curated by David Gibson, Station Independent Projects, 138 Eldridge St, NYC
Nasty Women Exhibition, Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens

2016
The Reality of Abstraction, The Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
Big Small Show, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
Seeking Space: Making the Future, David & Schweitzer Contemporary. 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn
Alumni Show, curated by Lesley Heller, NYSS, NYC
Emilia Dubicki, Aspasia Anos & Becky Yazdan, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Color Matters, The Painting Center, NYC

2015
Small Works Group Show, Main Street Arts, Clifton, NY
Alumni Show, juried by Jason Andrew, Yevgeniya Baras and Fred Valentine, NYSS, NYC
Family Ties, curated by Julie Torres and Bonny Leibowitz, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX
Little Hand, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ
Group Show Juried by John Dubrow, Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC
New Work City, Momenta Art, Bushwick, NY

2014
GRAB BAG, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Second Family, 2 Rivington St., NYC
Small Works 3, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, LIC, NY
Pleasure & Pain, online exhibition with galleryELL
Family Style, Formerly Pocket Utopia, LES, NY
Place Made Visible, curated by Julia Schwartz, Brooklyn, NY
Salon Zürcher, New York, NY
International Painting III, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2013
21, Forge Studio & Gallery, Milford, PA
Small Wonder, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
SOLOS 2013, curated by Susan Cross; Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
NWC Biennale, Norman, OK

2012
Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Forge Gallery, Milford, PA

2011
Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Alumni Exhibition curated by John Newman, NYSS Gallery, New York, NY
transient landscape, Governor's Island, NY
NURTUREart Benefit, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Brooklyn Takes on Alton! The Bartlett Gallery; Ontario, Canada

2010
galleryELL at the Loading Dock, Brooklyn, NY
NORTHBROOKLYN; Greenpoint Renaissance Center, Brooklyn, NY
Essential (Anniversary Party); Ico Gallery, New York, NY
Texas National, juried by Judy Pfaff; The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX

2008
Rhonda Schaller Gallery; New York, NY

AWARDS

Benevolent Monster recipient of Mercedes Matter Award, selected by Paul Efstathiou of Hollis Taggart Gallery
Sad Sack received Honorable Mention by NYSS Alumni Awards Committee, 2019
Bloodletting recipient of All Art Works prize, Grand Rapids, MI, 2019
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
Hohenberg Travel Award, 2005
Nora Speyer Scholarship, 2003 & 2004
Emma Strain Award, 1999
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Award, 1995

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS

Mercedes Matter Awards Show at Margalit Startup City; Art Spiel; February 8th, 2021
A conversation: Becky Yazdan and Zachary Keeting; Two Coats of Paint; March 18th, 2020
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
ApartmentTherapy.com Featured Artist; May 2006

ARTIST TALKS

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

RESIDENCIES

DNA Residency 2020
Vermont Studio Center 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Curator, Thunderdome. Interboro Tigerforce, Ridgewood, NY 2019
Teaching: "Art Effect," One River School, Englewood, NJ 2019
Art Installation and Curation, Artists for Public Architecture, Jack Studios, NYC 2019
Visiting Artist Teaching Workshop: "Abstract Painting Strategies", Denver Art Students League, Denver, CO. 2014
Moderator, The Crit Group, 2011-2018