Haleh Mashian is an expressionist painter who works in a variety of media. In a state of constant exploration, she maintains a commitment to an established series of large scale paintings.
Her large scale figurative expressionist collages are painted from live models but reflect universal themes of the feminine sublime and its energy in shaping environments.
For over 20+ years, Mashian’s art has colorfully illustrated her unique, astute view of the world, both real and imagined. With layer upon layer of thick acrylic paint, and mixed media continually applied, scraped off and reapplied, her paintings reveal a richly colored stratum of expressivity.
Translating her intuition into form privileges these collage and impasto techniques. The occasional foray into the digital world to experiment with compositional possibilities is not unheard of, but her physical encounters with the painted surface remain the hallmark to her unique style and sensibility. Fascinated with the rules of color theory, Mashian merges what is taught about color with instinct; she dances with color and shape. Haleh Mashian studied art at various institutions such as UCLA, Otis and Brentwood Art Center, as well as earning a Bachelor of Science degree from USC. Originally from Iran, she is a longtime resident of Southern California with a studio in Santa Monica, where she lives with her husband and two children.
LA Art Show, 2021
Torrance Art Museum, 2021
Mash Gallery, 2021
W Hollywood during Frieze, 2020
Mash Gallery, 2019
LA Art Show, 2016
LA Art Show, 2015
Red Dot Fair, Miami, 2015
Select Art Fair, Miami, 2014
Worldwide Art, Los Angeles Convention Center, 2014
Affair in the Garden, Beverly Hills, 2013
Pop Gallery, Santa Monica 2013
Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, 2013
Book Bindery Culver City, 2013
Beverly Hills Art Show, 2012
Townley Gallery, 2011
Beverly Hills Art Show, 2011
Venice Art Walk, 2011
James Gray Gallery (Bergamot Station), 2010