Roshan Houshmand is an internationally-known artist
who has exhibited her
paintings in New York, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Barcelona,
Copenhagen, Florida, Washington , D.C and has works
in private collections in Denmark, Spain, Germany, Italy,
Cyprus and the United States. She received her BA from
Bennington College in Vermont in 1982, and her MA and
MFA from Rosary Graduate School of Art in Florence,
Italy in 1983 and 1984. She has been teaching
art at Penn State University, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh,
and The Community College of Allegheny County.
Roshan Houshmand collects samples of real life; real
objects, whether they are flowers, strips of fabric,
postcards or maps
remnants with which to reconstruct,
in plastic form, the memory, the poetry and the spirit
of her reality. Her artwork begins to assume its
own life, as a flower grows... naturally. Her
collages reflect her concept of a process she defines
as a life-oriented art form, where the creative process
becomes a ritual; spiritually, intuitively, and physically.
By virtue of the medium, this process of collecting
and reconstructing layer upon layer of fabric, texture,
color, image, object, memory, sensuality and perception,
is her poetic response to life.
Many of her titles refer to "prayers."
Here are some of her works
Prayer For Summer