Kala Hagopian

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Hagopian Arts

Kala Hagopian is a fine artist and muralist based in Philadelphia PA. Her work explores figures and animals in intricately patterned landscapes. Sometimes the landscape itself is the subject of the painting. In part, her work draws inspiration from the beauty and complexity of nature. Her paintings invite the viewer to step into a world that is familiar yet dream-like. Her subjects often come from personal connections and life experiences.

 

Kala attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and currently shows her work regularly in Philadelphia.  Kala is a former founding member of the female art Collective, Chroma Dolls LLC and the current founder of Hagopian Arts.  Hagopian Arts is a family mural and fine art collaboration based out of both Philadelphia and Vermont.

 

To see personal work visit Kalahagopian.com

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Education

Kala Hagopian: 4 Year Certificate, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, 2009

Kala Hagopian is the former co founder of Chroma Dolls LLC (2012-2016)

Murals

2017
-Victim Advocates, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Harrisburg, PA.                                     -Neighborhood Bikeworks, Philadelphia, PA.
-Metamorphosis, New Courtland Fellowship Mural, Center For the Emerging Visual Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

2016
-Toll Brothers, Apartment Living Mural, Phoenixville, PA.
-Front Street Mural Project, Honeygrow, Philadelphia, PA
-Creative Corner, Feltonville Rec. Center, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA
-ZAPPOS and Beautify Earth project, 1 of 10 nationwide murals, Philadelphia, PA
-Boys and Girls Club, Vineland, NJ
-Cleavers, Center City Philadelphia, PA
-Drexel Dragons, The Summit, Philadelphia, PA

2015
-Daddy and Me, Fairton Correctional Institution, Fairton, NJ
-Ann Dougherty Garden Memorial Mural, Free Library of Philadelphia, Kensington Branch, Philadelphia, PA
-Spartans, Philadelphia New Years Mummers Brigade, Philadelphia, PA
-Cancer Treatment Centers of America, FORCE Conference – PA Convention Center, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia, PA
-Southern Flair, Scratch Biscuits, Philadelphia, PA
-New Courtland Fellowship Mural, Center For the Emerging Visual Arts, Philadelphia, PA
-Hello Monday, New York, NY
-Colligas Mural, The Hillside School, Allentown, PA
-Babes, 826 N Broad St., Philadelphia, PA

2014
-Project Street Art – Location 7, Friedman Electric, Stroudsburg, PA
-Forever Home, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, N.East, Philadelphia, PA
-When Women Gather, The Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Pennsylvania Convention Center, PA
-Welcome, Colligas Family Markets: ShopRite, Philadelphia, PA
-Garden of Knowledge, Acclaim Academy, Germantown, PA
-Our Urban Landscape, Re-envision, Sponsored by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Colligas Family Markets:ShopRite, Philadelphia, PA

2013
-Historic South Philly, Private Mural Commission, Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, PA
-No Place Like The Shore, Shore2Love NJ Mural Tour, Seaside Heights, NJ
-Party Favor, Colligas Family Markets, ShopRite, Philadelphia, PA
-Americana, Colligas Family Markets, ShopRite, Philadelphia, PA
-Vineyards, Colligas Family Markets, ShopRite, Philadelphia, PA
-Royalty, Upper Darby High School, Upper Darby, PA

2012
-Movement Series 4, RAWawards, Philadelphia, PA
-Movement Series 1, ReSource Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Murals Featuring Chroma Dolls
2015
-Paint 4 Play, The Big Sandbox, George W. Nebinger Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA

2014
-Magic Carpet, Designed by: Candy Coated, Sponsored by The Association for Public Art, Eakins Oval, Philadelphia, PA
-Polly Apfelbaum + Dan Cole: The Love of Gene Davis,  Installed by: Chroma Dolls LLC, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2012
-Rise And Shine, Designed by: James Burns, Sponsored by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Affiliated with Sobriety Through Out Patient, Department of Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA
-Peace is a Haiku Song, Designed by: Parris Stancell, Josh Sarantitis, in collaboration with poet Ursula Rucker, Sponsored by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA
-Salida Del Sol: Arroyos, Designed by: MLS Studios, Mark and Stephanie Medoff Theater, Las Cruces, NM
-Our Vision, Our Testament, Designed by: James Burns, Sponsored by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Sobriety Through Out Patient, Philadelphia, PA
-Finding The Light Within, Designed by: James Burns, Sponsored by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Affiliated with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Department of Behavior Health, Horizon House, Philadelphia, PA

2011
-Tell Me What You See, Designed by: James Burns, Sponsored by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Sobriety Through Out Patient, Philadelphia, PA

Illustrations and Designs

-Album Design and Illustrations, Run By The Gun – Songs From the Little Blue House, RGB Entertainment, LLC, 2013

-Special Edition Logo Design, ArtOfficial

Exhibitions

2017
-Summer Invitational, Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.                                                                                                  -Passport to Paradise, Era Contemporary, Bala Cynwyd, PA.
-Snowflake Biennial, Heavy Bubble, Philadelphia, PA.
-Winterscapes, Era Contemporary, King of Prussia, PA.

2016
-City Arts Salon, Philadelphia, PA.

2015
-New Courtland Fellowship, Center For The Emerging Visual Arts, Tyler School of Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
-Women Artists, Artist’s House, Philadelphia, PA
-Young Visions, Artist’s House, Philadelphia, PA

2014
-Mural Arts Staff Show, Thomas Eakins House, Philadelphia, PA
-The Muse, The Lover & The Misfit, Impact Hub, Philadelphia, PA
-Through Dangers Untold, Arch Enemy Arts, Philadelphia, PA
-Mural Arts Staff Show, Thomas Eakins House, Philadelphia, PA

2013
-Celebration of Art and Life, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

2012
-RAWartist of The Year Semi Finalists Show, RAWarts: g lounge, Philadelphia, PA
-ENSEMBLE, RAWarts: g lounge, Philadelphia, PA
-ReSource Arts, Crane Arts Old School: The White Space, Philadelphia, PA
-Mural Arts Staff Show, Thomas Eakins House, Philadelphia, PA
-Wall Ball Auction, Vie, Philadelphia, PA

2011
-Exhibition with Blaise Goldman, Colonial Wall Coverings, Philadelphia, PA
-Juried Exhibition for Emerging Regional Artists, Delaware County Community College, Juried by Kate Kraczon, PA

2010
-Solo Exhibition, Portside Parlor & Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
-Group Show, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Alumni Gallery, Juried by Michael Gallagher and Liz Ozbourne
-Membership of ‘Armenian Women Artists’ Online Gallery,  HYPERLINK “http://www.aiwa-net.org” www.aiwa-net.org
-Art Scene Today Cityscape Finalist, Juried by Roberta Berman
-Amy-Lauren’s Gallery, Hanapepe, HI
-Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

2008
-Annual Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

Publications

Geekadelphia, ‘Give the Gift of Mural Art Thanks to Chroma Dolls,’ Monica Piluso, December 2015,
HYPERLINK “http://www.geekadelphia.com/2015/12/02/give-the-gift-of-mural-art-thanks-to-chroma-dolls/” http://www.geekadelphia.com/2015/12/02/give-the-gift-of-mural-art-thanks-to-chroma-dolls/

Star, ‘Life Like A Garden,’ Julie Zeglen, September 2015,
HYPERLINK “http://www.starnewsphilly.com/2015/sep/8/life-garden/#.VsSh7WQrKqA” http://www.starnewsphilly.com/2015/sep/8/life-garden/#.VsSh7WQrKqA

Geekadelphia, ‘Of the Trade: Muralists, The Chroma Dolls,’ Michaelangelo Ilagan, http:// HYPERLINK “http://www.geekadelphia.com/2015/01/16/of-the-trade-muralists-the-chroma-dolls/” www.geekadelphia.com/2015/01/16/of-the-trade-muralists-the-chroma-dolls/

Of The Trade, Video Series, Filmed and interviewed by Andrew Gormley, http://ofthe.trade/chroma-dolls/

CBS Local Philadelphia, article by: Mike Dougherty, December 14, 2014, http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/12/14/art-meets-animal-adoption-at-new-paws-facility-in-northeast-philadelphia/#.VJX2ou8I4uo.facebook

Philadelphia News, ‘The House That Chroma Dolls Built,’  HYPERLINK “http://thephilanews.com/the-house-that-chroma-dolls-built-48037.htm” http://thephilanews.com/the-house-that-chroma-dolls-built-48037.htm (press release written by Kevin Seidman)

Philly Magazine, article by: Aubrey Nagle, December 3, 2014,  HYPERLINK “http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/12/03/photos-chroma-dolls-paint-adorable-mural-paws/” http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/12/03/photos-chroma-dolls-paint-adorable-mural-paws/

Front Cover Artwork feature, Local Flair Magazine, August 2014 issue

Featured on E-town Radio, Ed Feldman’s morning feed radio show, December, 2013

WHYY, Newsworks, ‘Muralists use Germantown daycare’s metal grates as beautification canvas’ November 2013,  HYPERLINK “http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/61711-new-mural-to-take-over-section-of-metal-grates-on-germantowns-main-corridor-” http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/item/61711-new-mural-to-take-over-section-of-metal-grates-on-germantowns-main-corridor-

Asbury Park Press, Mural helps beautify Shore’s storm-related blight, Shore2Love Mural Tour, July 2013,  HYPERLINK “http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013307240115” http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013307240115

Awards/Fellowships

New Courtland Fellowship Recipients, Center For the Emerging Visual Arts, 2014/2015

Philadelphia RAW Artist of the Year, RAW:Natural Born Artists, 2012

Featured Artist: Best of Kauai, 2010

American Art Collector: Art of The Horse, June, 2010

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Award, 2007

Teaching Experience

Visiting Artist, Center For The Emerging Visual Artist Fellowship, New Courtland Senior Center and Project Learn School, Germantown Philadelphia, PA

Visiting Artist, The Hillside School, Instructed workshops with students grades K -8, Allentown, PA, 2015