Artist Registry

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Brooklyn NY US
Updated: 2021-07-07 18:16:18


Brooklyn based visual artist Katayoun Vaziri received her MFA from Yale University in 2009. Upon Graduation while she was doing relatively good ( attending residencies, selling works and adjuncting) she gradually felt has lost her connection to her own artwork. She took a break from making drawings promising herself that she would come back to it when she can afford it herself. Now she is a data analyst during the week and draws on Sundays offering her works for free on


Awards & Residencies

Eyebeam Residency 2013 | Creative Time, online project grant  2013 | Saltonstall Residency   2011

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Residency 2010 | Yale University Schoelkopf, travel grant 2008 | School of the Art Institute of Chicago, merit scholarship 2006-2007 | Tehran University, merit scholarship 2000-2002


Solo Shows


2012  Yeki Bud Yeki Nabud  Solo Show, Meulensteen Gallery, NY

2010  Artist Debut, Solo Show, Max Protetch Gallery, NY


Group Shows & Screenings

2014 CultureRunners curated by Ava Ansari, group show, MIT University, MA


  • Interruptions curated by Natascha Liorens, group show, Berrie Art Center at Ramapo College, NJ
  • Visiting Artists and Lecturers Exhibition Swing Space Gallery, Ohio State University, OH
  • Contentious Conundrums: The Ethics and Ecology of Arresting Images curated by Razia Sadik, Macy Gallery at Teachers College, Columbia University, NY


  • ShapeShifters And Aliens curated by Jaishri Abichandai, group show, Rossi and Rossi gallery, UK
  • Permanent Vacation curated by Audry Hope, group show, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery at the Educational Alliance, NY
  • Heroes and Villains  Group show, lawrieshabibi Gallery, UAE
  • 1979 2011 video screening, curated by Sandra Skurvida, Thomas Urban Gallery, NY


  • CurateNYC Juried group show curated by Naomi Beckwith, Isolde Brielmair, Cecilia Jurado, Mattew Lyons, Meridith McNeal, Lauren Ross, Jovana Stokic, Meenakshi Thirukode and Amy Sadao, NY
  • Time after Time: Actions and Interactions 2010 Video Screening, Curated by Taraneh Hemami, Southern Exposure CA
  • Sanction Array Video Screening, curated by Specify Others,  WhiteBox Gallery, NY


Curatorial Projects


  • OnUnTV  Presenting video works of Iranian artists revolving around Silence, Autonomy and Absurdity, Vaudeville Park Gallery, NY
  • Futuro Perfecto curatorial project by Anthony Allen and Katayoun Vaziri. Zora Space, NY


  • Handheld History Curatorial project of fifteen video pieces followed by a discussion led by Thomas Keenan, the director of the Human Rights Project by Tamar Ettun and Katayoun Vaziri. Queens Museum of Arts, NY