Yari Ostovany

Born in Iran in 1962, Yari Ostovany moved to the United States at the age of 16 and pursued his studies in Art first at the University of Nevada - Reno and then at the San Francisco Art institute where he received his MFA in 1995. He has has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally, and is the recipient of Sierra Arts Endowment Grant, Craig Sheppard Memorial Grant and Sierra Nevada Arts Foundation Grant. Recent solo exhibitions include The Yard: Columbus Circle in New York, Stanford Art Spaces at Stanford University, Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland, Rebecca Molayem Gallery in Los Angeles and Aria Gallery in Tehran.

His work is in the permanent collections of institutions including the New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, Connecticut), Pasargad Bank Museum (Tehran, Iran), Chateau d'Orquevaux (Champagne-Ardenne, France), Permanent Collection of the University of Nevada - Reno Art Department and is represented by Foundation Behram Bakhtiar in France, Art Represent, Emergeast, and Ideel Art in London UK.
Yari Ostovany currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.


NoonPowell Fine Art, London, UK
Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, Anaheim, CA

Gallerie Valerie, Crockett,CA
Lansing Street Gallery, Mendocino, CA
Rebecca Molayem Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA

The Yard – Columbus Circle, New York, NY

Far Out Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Syra Arts Gallery, Washington D.C.
Rebecca Molayem Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Living Room Gallery (Saint Peter’s Church), New York, NY
Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA

Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Ruby Living Design, Mill Valley, CA

Mill Valley Arts Commission , Mill Valley, CA
B&B&Co Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Aria Gallery, Tehran, Iran
Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Vorres Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Red Mountain Gallery, TMCC , Reno, NV
The Shed Contemporary, Dana Point, CA
LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA

Ligne Roset, San Francisco, CA
Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Art People Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA

Queen Gallery, Toronto, Canada

San Jose City College Art Gallery, San Jose, CA

Northwest Reno Library, Reno, NV

Art Corner Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Bochum Kulturrat (City of Bochum Cultural Center), Germany
Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center, Cologne, Germany

Hourian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Other Art Gallery, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR

Footwork Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Manville Gallery, Reno, NV

Walter McNamara (SxN) Gallery, Reno, NV


Madrigal Family Winery Gallery, Sausalito, CA

MiM Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Courthouse Gallery, Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY

Haleh Gallery, Berg am Starnberger See, Germany


Postcards From The Edge, New York, NY
Magic of Persia, Los Angeles, CA
Christie’s (for Magic of Persia), Monaco-Ville, Monaco
Art for AIDS, San Francisco, CA
Postcards From The Edge, New York, NY
Alwan For The Arts, New York, NY
Hospitality House, San Francisco, CA
PARS Equality Center, San Jose, CA


Annual San Francisco Art Institute Student Exhibition
Craig Sheppard Memorial Art Scholarship
Annual University of Nevada – Reno Student Art Exhibition
Home Federal Bank Art Competition, Reno, Nevada
Sierra Nevada Arts Foundation Grant, Reno, Nevada
Annual University of Nevada – Reno Student Art Exhibition
Annual University of Nevada – Reno Student Art Exhibition


Hamptons Fine Art Fair
Art Market San Francisco
Battersea Art Fair, London, UK


New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
Pasargad Bank Museum, Tehran, Iran
Permanent Collection of the University of Nevada – Reno Art Department
Permanent Collection of Chateau d’Orquevaux, Orquevaux, France
and various private collections in the U.S. and abroad