Helen Pashgian


Helen Pashgian is a pioneer of the Light and Space movement. Using an innovative application of industrial epoxies, plastics, and resins, Pashgian’s works are characterised by their semi-translucent surfaces that appear to filter and somehow contain illumination. Pashgian thinks of her works as “presences” in space, which do not reveal everything at once. Pashigian’s reverence for Johannes Vermeer, the painter of light, has been fundamental to her longstanding interest in the effects and perception of light. For Pashgian, light is not simply a metaphor, symbol, or allegory; light itself is both the medium and the message.

The artist’s work is in numerous public and private collections internationally, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,  the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; the Palm Springs Art Museum; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
Untitled, 2019 Cast epoxy with resin Diameter: 15 cm | 6 in Pedestal: 138.4 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm | 54.5 x 3 x 3 in
Untitled, 2018 Cast epoxy with resin Diameter: 15 cm | 6 in