Hayal Pozanti


oil stick on linen
48 x 36 inches

For the past decade, Hayal Pozanti has been interested in the impact of technological progress on human society, creating an alphabet of 31 glyphs to translate this data into concentrated geometric paintings. Eventually, Pozanti’s investigations led her to focus on the repercussions of human inventions on the natural world. With a growing concern for climate-related disaster, and a new interest in exploring her subconscious, Pozanti has sought a form of art that mirrors lifelike movement and natural growth. The new works begin with en-plein-air sketches of the landscapes that Pozanti encounters in travels or around her home in rural Vermont, which she abstracts on the canvas. In the final paintings Pozanti seeks a trancelike connection between body and mind, shaping the biomorphic forms rooted in her symbolic language into sweeping visions marked by the texture of touch. Pozanti has a BA from Sabanci University and an MFA from Yale University. She has been awarded large-scale public projects and commissions by the New York Public Library; Public Art Fund, New York; and Cleveland Clinic and Case Western, Cleveland. Her work has been presented in institutional solo shows at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. Her work is in the permanent collections of: Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); San Jose Museum of Art; and the Hammer Museum. Pozanti had her last solo exhibition ‘Lingering’ in 2022 at Jessica Silverman, San Francisco. Pozanti lives and works in Manchester, VT.

[excerpted from Timothy Taylor website: www.timothytaylor.com]