Roshan Houshmand is an American artist who was raised in Iran and the Philippines. She has a BA from Bennington College and her MA and MFA are from Dominican University’s Rosary College Graduate School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. Roshan’s work is exhibited and collected in Europe and the US. She has received numerous grants from organizations including NYSCA, Michelle MacNaught Foundation, A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation, NYFA and the US Department of State Art in Embassies Program for the exhibition “21st Century American Women Artists” at the US Mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium. Roshan received Special Merit Recognition for the Representation of Scientific/Mathematical Principle/Phenomena at “The Next Big Idea Festival” SMART Contest in Los Alamos, NM.
In 2015 her work was presented at Italia Docet/Laboratorium, a Collateral Event of the 56th International Venice Biennale, at Palazzo Barbarigo, in Venice, Italy. She has had over twenty solo exhibitions in the US and Europe and received numerous commissions from private collectors. Other major collective exhibitions include “Totem” at the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida, “Evolving Perceptions” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and Rene Metras Gallery in Barcelona, Spain. She lives in Andes, NY and teaches painting and art appreciation at SUNY Delhi, NY. Roshan loves to travel to India and Nepal for inspiration.