Leila Yassami takes us on a journey of reflective individuals and cultures. Her work brings to fore the three-dimensional effect of working with live models. Yassami has been an artist for over twenty years. She is a graduate of the National Academy of Design in Manhattan, and has studied many years at the Art Student League of New York. She has had the opportunity to work under the direction of several reputable artists including the world-renowned Nelson Shanks, and James Childs, Peter Cox, Dan Thompson, and Gregg Kreutz. She is a member of the National Arts Club, the Portrait Society of America, the Art Student League of NY, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the American Artists Professional League, and the Allied Artists of America.
Leila’s interest is mainly in the classical and impressionist styles. She is also the founder of Young Artist studio, a private art class for the young established since the year 2000, in New York. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including the Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York, the National Academy Museum, School of Arts, New York, and the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York. Her work has been accepted in the 116th Annual Exhibition of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club for exhibition at the National Arts Club. She was also a participant in the American Artists Professional League 84th Grand National Exhibition 2012, and the members exhibition at the Synchronicity Fine Arts Gallery, NYC, in December 2012.