Kayla Mohammadi, born in San Francisco, California; to an Iranian father and a Finnish mother. Influenced by her dual Finnish and Persian heritage, her work seeks the unexpected place we encounter through sudden, fresh juxtapositions of form and color.
She received her BFA in 1998 from the University of Washington in Seattle and her MFA in 2002 from Boston University.
Awards include: The Purchase Prize Award from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY; The 2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painters; The Dedalus Foundation Award for 2008, The Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant for 2006, Blanche E. Coleman Award for 2004, and the Constantin Alajalov Scholarship.
She exhibits internationally and resides in Boston, Massachusetts and South Bristol, Maine.