RESUME/CV

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

2020

-Keep Going, in partnership with Gabriel Nathan and Drive Out Suicide, 434 S 52nd, Philadelphia PA

-I Am Because We Are, Faith Worship Daycare Center, 65 Penn Blvd., Lansdowne, PA (Designed by Olivia Losee-Unger)

-Eco Mural Project 13: Leafy Sea Dragon, 931 S 46th Street, Philadelphia PA (Painted and designed by Olivia Losee-Unger)

-Hope Medallions (Series of 6), Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and Arts & Crafts Holdings, 990 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA

-Eco Mural Project 12: Luna Moth, The Cube at 30th Street Station, University City District, Philadelphia, PA

-Eco Mural Project 11: Collaboration with John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum

2019

-Eco Mural Project 10: Channel-Billed Toucan, Green Line Cafe Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA (Painted and designed by Olivia Losee-Unger)

-Eco Mural Project 9: Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, Cedar Park Triangle, Cedar Park Neighbors, University City District, Philadelphia, PA

-Eco Mural Project 8: Chesapeake’s Bounty, Painted and designed by Katie Lillard and the 2019 Public Art Class of Wye River Upper School in partnership with Hagopian Arts and Kent County Arts Council, The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD  

-25th Anniversary Marathon Mural, Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

-Eco Mural Project 7: Nautili, Choy Wong Kitchen, Philadelphia, PA (Painted and designed by Olivia Losee-Unger)

-The Mercantile Library Mural, 1021 Chestnut Street Mural, Brickstone Realty, The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

-Eco Mural Project 6: Honeybee, Inner Rhythms, Philadelphia, PA 

-Eco Mural Project 5: Wetlands, Davis Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA

 

2018

-Eco Mural Project 4: Amphibians, University City Housing, Philadelphia, PA

-Eco Mural Project 3: Arowana, Red Lotus Spa, Philadelphia, PA (Painted and designed by Olivia Losee-Unger)

-Mural design for the Philadelphia Marathon’s 25th Anniversary through the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program 

-Mural design for CSL Behring and the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

-Archetype Solutions Group Interior Mural

-New Courtland Fellowship Mural and Painting Workshops 3, Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA. 

-Brauhaus Schmitz, South Street, Philadelphia, PA. 

-Symbiosis, Eco Mural Project 2, Emlen School, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA.  

-Eco Mural Project Pilot Piece: Kauai Coral Reef Life, One Stop Deli, Philadelphia, PA. 

-Mural design for TD Bank & The Village of Arts & Humanities, Philadelphia, PA. 

 

2017

-Victim Advocates, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Harrisburg, PA. 

-Neighborhood Bikeworks Mural and Community Paint Day, Philadelphia, PA

-Metamorphosis, NewCourtland Fellowship Mural and Painting Workshops, Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA.

 

2016

-Toll Brothers, Apartment Living Mural, Phoenixville, PA.

-Front Street Mural Project, Honeygrow, Philadelphia, PA

-Creative Corner Mural and Community Design Workshop, 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 Mural and Community Paint Days, Vineland, NJ 

-Cleavers, Center City Philadelphia, PA

-Drexel Dragons, The Summit, Philadelphia, PA

 

2015

-Daddy and Me Mural and Community Paint Day, 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 Mural and Community Paint Day, FORCE Conference, PA Convention Center, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Philadelphia, PA

-Southern Flair, Scratch Biscuits, Philadelphia, PA

-New Courtland Fellowship Mural and Painting Workshops, Center For Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

-Hello Monday, New York, NY

-Colligas Mural and School Paint Days, The Hillside School, Allentown, PA

-Babes, 826 N Broad St., Philadelphia, PA

 

2014

-Project Street Art - Location 7, Friedman Electric, Stroudsburg, PA

-Forever Home Mural and Community Paint Day, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, N.East, Philadelphia, PA

-When Women Gather Mural and Community Paint Day, 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 Mural and Community Paint Days, 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

-Paint 4 Play Mural and Community Paint Day, The Big Sandbox, George W. Nebinger Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA 

-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 

-Rise And Shine Mural and Community Paint Days, Designed by: James Burns, Sponsored by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Affiliated with Sobriety Through Outpatient, Department of Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA

-Peace is a Haiku Song Mural and Community Paint Days, 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 Mural and Community Paint Days, Designed by: James Burns, Sponsored by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Sobriety Through Outpatient, Philadelphia, PA

-Finding The Light Within Mural and Community Paint Days, Designed by: James Burns, Sponsored by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Affiliated with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Department of Behavioral Health, Horizon House, Philadelphia, PA

 

2011

-Tell Me What You See Mural and Community Paint Days, Designed by: James Burns, Sponsored by The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Sobriety Through Outpatient, Philadelphia, PA

 

Awards/Fellowships

-Philaculture COVID-19 Artists Relief Grant 2020

-Puffin West Grant Recipient, 2020

-PPA Project Stream Grant Recipient, 2019

-Puffin Grant Recipient, 2018

-NewCourtland Fellowship Recipient, Center For Emerging Visual Artists, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018. 

-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

-Alumni Artist Lecture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2020

-Visiting Artist, Wye River Upper School, Centreville, MD, 2020

-Center For Emerging Visual Artists Fellowships, NewCourtland Senior Center Workshop Series, 2020/2021

-Center For Emerging Visual Artists Fellowships, NewCourtland Senior Center Workshop Series, 2018 

-Center For Emerging Visual Artists Fellowships, NewCourtland Senior Center Workshop Series, 2017

-Center For Emerging Visual Artists Fellowships, NewCourtland Senior Center Workshop Series, 2015

-Project Learn School, Germantown Philadelphia, PA 

-Series of workshops with students for the Colligas Mural, The Hillside School, Macungie, PA, 2015

-Instructed workshops with students grades K -8, Allentown, PA, 2015 

-Led several Community Paint Days on different murals--see above mural list.

 

Publications

- “A new Herbie the Love Bug mural in West Philly has a driving purpose--suicide prevention--and QR codes”, Stephanie Farr at the Philadelphia Inquirer, 2020

- “Hope Medallions Debut in Spring Arts,” Spring Arts, 2020

- “Hope Medallions,” Mural Arts Philadelphia, 2020

- “5 Pieces of Public Art Featuring Dogs in Philadelphia”, Spotwalk Blog, 2020

- “Philadelphia Mural Dedicated to Philadelphia Marathon Weekend,” AACR Philadelphia Marathon Press Release by Jennifer Sherlock, 2019

- “New Mural Dedicated To Philadelphia Marathon Unveiled In Manayunk”, CBS3 Philadelphia, 2019

- “New Manayunk mural celebrates the Philadelphia Marathon, and offers motivation to runners,” Justin Udo, KYW Newsradio 1060AM , 2019

- “American Association for Cancer Research dedicates a mural on marathon course”, 6ABC Action News, 2019

- “What’s Up at 1021 Chestnut Street?”, Mural Arts Blog, Mural Arts Philadelphia, 2019 

- “Germantown: Art Reflecting The Community’s Life and History”, Jared Whalen and Lauren Dunn, Philadelphia Neighborhoods, 2015

- “Paws, Mural Arts Program Dedicate Mural at Northeast Adoption Center and Clinic”, Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, 2014

- “Forever Home”, Mural Arts Philadelphia, 2014

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