Gelareh Khoie, Oil on Canvas, 72” x 72”

Gelareh Khoie, Oil on Canvas, 72” x 72”

Kosmos is a storefront space on Williamson Road in Roanoke, Virginia and features a large practice studio and equally large area for exhibiting artwork, both situated in an open floor plan.

For the first year, the gallery will feature the work of owner and founder, Gelareh Khoie. You can learn more about her work at

Khoie works in all sorts of media including painting, drawing, collage, photography, filmmaking, and conceptual art. With the existence of this large practice studio and exhibition space, Khoie plans to return to her first love—large, abstract expressionist paintings. On Sundays, Khoie will utilize her creative skills in space and environment design, audio, and DJ music by featuring a Disco Church event—her aural and psychospiritual contribution to an ongoing exploration of Archetypal Disco—her primary area of academic interest.

Look for a variety of creative expressions at Kosmos as Khoie is a jack of all trades and generally leaves an artistic mark on everything from the layout of the room to the Super 8 film projections on the storefront window. The project as a whole can be viewed as a living work of art.

The space is currently undergoing the zoning and licensure process. Once it is operational, further content will be added and all relevant programming will be available on this website.