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Maryam Yousif

For her first museum solo exhibition, Maryam Yousif will debut new site-specific installations. These ceramic and mixed-media relief sculptures incorporate snippets of personal memory, Mesopotamian and Assyrian mythology, and Iraqi art and architecture. Connecting with the rich tradition of Bay Area ceramics, Yousif interprets ancient objects and symbols alongside contemporary pop culture.

Date

Oct. 2024 - Feb. 2025

Maryam Yousif

Artist Website & Instagram

IMAGE

Tamur Land Installation View, 2023, glazed ceramics, size variable, Courtesy of the artist and The Pit, Los Angeles

Maryam Yousif was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1985 and lives in San Francisco, California. She received a Master of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2017, and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Windsor, Ontario in 2008. Solo and two-person exhibitions include The Pit, Los Angeles; David B. Smith, Denver; Andrew Rafacz, Chicago; Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco and / slash art, San Francisco. Yousif’s work has been featured in exhibitions at venues such as Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles; Museum of Art & Design, New York; The Center for Craft, Asheville, North Carolina and Anglim Gilbert Gallery, San Francisco, California. She is the recipient of the Fleishhacker Foundation’s Eureka Fellowship and a finalist for SFMOMA’s SECA award and the Museum of Art and Design’s Burke Prize. Yousif is represented by The Pit, Los Angeles.