Curated by Gina Osterloh
Born in Washington D.C. in 1980, Roya Falahi received her BA in Studio Art from UC Irvine in 2002, and her MFA in photography from UCLA in 2006. She most recently had her first solo show, Headbang, at the Kellogg Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona. Her work has been shown in several galleries including Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles; Luckman Gallery at CSULA, Los Angeles; Guild Gallery, New York; Fette’s Gallery, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles; The Gallery at CSULB, Long Beach; and RAID Projects, Los Angeles. Falahi’s work has been featured in the book, Different Sames: New Perspectives in Contemporary Iranian Art, Beautiful Decay magazine, as well as written about in the Los Angeles Times. She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Artwork Selected by the Curator
Nathan Danilowicz - #1015 Deh Geat
Nathan Danilowicz - #1028 Ned Indemly
Gina Osterloh is an artist and educator based in Los Angeles. Her practice investigates operations of mimesis and perception within the realm of photography. Her photographs depict constructed life-size room environments activated through still, serial performances; papier-mâché models; and cardboard cut-outs. Recent exhibitions include Body Prop at the Silverlens Gallery and Differentiate, a two-person exhibition at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was also awarded a Medici Grant and a Completion Grant by the Silverlens Foundation of the Philippines. While at Monte Vista Projects LA, she curated the exhibition Minimum Yields Maximum, which presented conceptual and political works from the Philippines, Vietnam, and California. Upcoming projects include moving her entire studio practice into LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) for GROUP DYNAMIC AND IMPROPER LIGHT (June-September 2012). Her work will also be exhibited in Asia Serendipity at Photo España, Madrid; Workplace Gallery UK; and ART Hong Kong. Osterloh holds a BA in media studies from DePaul University and an MFA in studio art from the University of California, Irvine. Her work is represented by Silverlens Gallery, Manila and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles.