Hayal Pozanti

b.1983, Istanbul, Turkey; lives and works in Los Angeles, California


Hayal Pozanti paints colorful, abstract compositions featuring bold, interlocking, and overlapping forms redolent of machine parts and technology. In early work, Pozanti created digital collages, and she continues to address her fascination with the relationship between virtual and physical worlds in her GIFs and paintings. “To me, the world of the screen is an infinite universe of daydreams,” she has said. “Much like the Surrealists aimed to reconcile the world of dreams and reality, I would like to explore the possibility of inventing a new reality from the merging of the virtual and the tactile.”

Pozanti made her first lithographs during her first residency at Tamarind in 2014. She returned in 2018, creating an exquisite set of monotypes as well as a limited edition for Tamarind’s Collectors Club.

Since receiving her MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University in 2011, Pozanti has had solo exhibitions around the world. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Broad Art Museum in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the San Jose Museum of Art and JP Morgan.

2018

Hayal Pozanti, 8 (million tons of plastic that go into the sea each year), 2018, 2018

2017

Nicola López, Spectre, 2017.

2016

Tara Donovan, Untitled (2016).

2013

Charles Arnoldi, Breaking, 2013

2014

Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Optimists, 2014

2015

Nick Cave, Amalgam (brown), 2015

2012

James Siena, Sagging Infected Triangular Grid, 2012

2009

Kiki Smith, Untitled, 2009 

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