Cast between thought and feeling my history is a brief bio; a chronology of accomplishments in the industry of art. It’s a sales pitch itemized, a list of notable attainments for the eyes of status conscious collectors. But I am just a fugitive squirrel after all, twitching from too much thinking about the hostage that I am.
Of sadness and love, conception and decay, a cluster of cells wiggles to life. Electrons and neutrons whirl about like the great spiraling super galaxies above. And here am I for this time to paint of it what I can. While tyrants rage and children laugh, a stream trickles seaward. A breeze stirs the leaves; the afternoon sun casts shafts of light from mountainous clouds rippling outward. A painting then gets painted.
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2012, Solo Exhibit Salaam Boutique Burlington , Vermont
2012, Solo Exhibit Burlington College
2013, Group Exhibit Studio Place Arts , Barre , Vermont
2013, Group Exhibit South End Art Hop , Burlington, Vermont
2014, Solo Exhibit Armenian Museum of America and included in permanant collection
Representation in Art Mane Art Gallery , Yerevan , Armenia
With thirty seven solo exhibits, forty nine group exhibits and ongoing exhibits nationally and internationally including the National Gallery of Armenia, the St. Botolph’s Club, The Wood Art Gallery and many more too numerous to mention here.
And in the permanent collections of Bobby and Billi Gosh, The Waskow Group , Joel Bradley , and Drew Terry, Aghvan Hovsepyan, Karen Ghazaryan, and Gagik Buniatyan, the Chinese Embassy in Yerevan,the Chinese Embassy in Moscow, and many other distinguished collectors.
1981, Best New Talent: 4 Winds Gallery, Ferrisburg, Vermont
1982, Best of Show, World Illustrators Show, Boston, Massachusetts
1981-82-83 ,Best Color, World Illustrators show, Boston, Massachusetts
1986, First Place, Helen Day Arts Center “For Arts Sake”, Stowe,Vermont
1987, The international Art Competition, New York, Certificate of Excellence for outstanding achievement in painting.
1988, Certificate of Merit International Art Competition – Gallery Five SoHo, New York City
1988, Honorable Mention – International Arts Competition, Buffalo, New York
2007, Finalist in Art Kudos International art competition (for “Shadow Boxer”) 2007
2007, Selected Finalist – “Artists Wanted” International Competition, “This Urgent Moment”, New York.
2009, Yerevan , Armenia – Admitted as member to Artists Union of Armenia.
2009, Yerevan,Armenia – Solo exhibit Tekeyan Cultural Center, Naragatsi Institute of Art, Boyadjyan Gallery, Artist’s Union of Armenia.
2011, Yerevan Armenia – Solo exhibit Moscow House.
1977-81, Graduated from Art Institute of Boston
1987, Studied with Master Painter Frank Mason, Stowe, Vermont