Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, I am an artist/art educator/designer living and working in Chicago, Illinois. I attended Massachusetts College of Art/BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago/MFA and the University of Illinois Chicago/BFA. Selected exhibitions: Gallery Z, Armenian Artists from Around the World Exhibit, Warwick, RI; Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Well-Behaved Women: Celebrating 100 years of Women's Suffrage, Michigan City, IN; Guest Juror & Featured Artist/The Art Center Highland Park, Love & Collaboration, Highland Park, IL; Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition 2020 Vision, Bridgeport, IL; Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, 30th Annual International Small Print Exhibition, Chicago, IL; Mana Contemporary, THE OTHER ART FAIR, Chicago, IL; Gallery Z, Abstract, Conceptual, & Multimedia Art, Providence, RI; Old Courthouse Arts Center, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition, #NakedTruth, Woodstock, IL; Women Made Gallery, Midwest Open, Chicago, IL; Elmhurst Art Museum, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition, Transmogrification, Elmhurst, IL; Koehnline Museum of Art, Women and Anger: Resistance, Power, and Inspiration, Des Plaines, IL; Providence Art Club, Making Your Mark, Providence, RI; The Art Center-Highland Park, Beneath The Surface, Highland Park, IL; Koehnline Museum of Art, Beyond Rosie The Riveter, Des Plaines, IL; MoMa PS1, Printed Matter Book Fair, Long Island City, NY; Studio/Gallery Z, Providence, RI; Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY; Windsor Whip Works Art Gallery, Windsor, NY; and Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.
100 Bellows Street, Unit 8, Warwick, RI 02888
Armenian Artists from Around the World Exhibit
July 17 - September 11, 2021
"ARMENIAN ARTISTS - A RICH COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL ARMENIAN ART" ushers in Autumn at Studio Z, showcasing over 100 original works of original art in a breadth of contemporary styles and themes from our vast array of talented established Armenian artists. These nationally and internationally renowned, living and non-living artists from four corners of the world are exhibiting their original works in Providence, the capital city of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the union.
Some of the many artists on exhibit include Kevork Mourad (b.1970), three generations of Elibekian family painters, Simon Samsonian (b.1915 - d.2003), Zareh Mutafian (b.1907 - d.1980), Reuben Nakian (b.1897 - d.1986), Alexander Grigorian (b.1927 - d.2007), Hagop Hagopian (b.1923 - d.2013) and Rafael Atoyan (b.1931), Karnig Nalbandian (b.1916 - d.1989), Anoush Bargamian (b.1963), Martin Barooshian (b.1929), Seda Bekarian (b.1953), Samuel Gareginyan (b.1961), Emma Gregorian (b.1943), PAKRAD (b.1939), Harut Aghajanian (b.1956) among numerous others."
Lubeznik Center for the Arts
101 W 2nd Street, Michigan City, IN 46360
Well Behaved Women: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
July 3 - October 23, 2020
Well-Behaved Women: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage is comprised of artworks by 23 women artists in order to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which gave women and men equal voting rights.
Well-Behaved Women includes living, contemporary artists and a number of deceased artists from different eras. Many of the artists share their lived experiences, addressing areas where women lack access or rights; lean into the emotions felt as a result of inequity; critique language; and subvert the canon of the “male gaze” where women are presented as objects rather than subjects. They elevate and reclaim mediums, such as embroidery and quilting, that have been historically denigrated as “craft” and “women’s work.” There are also those who draw strength from the spiritual power inherent in their female ancestry.
From the engravings of Maria Sibylla Merian, the first woman to study insects scientifically, to four famous women of the Abstract Expressionist movement who accomplished ground-breaking status in a genre that was steeped in brute masculinity, this exhibition celebrates a variety of women’s voices that have led us to this moment in time.
Exhibiting Artists: Anoush Bargamian, Marie Bergstedt, Melissa Blount, Whitney Bradshaw, Ruth Burke, Mary Ellen Croteau, Elaine de Kooning , Shannon Downey, Grace Hartigan, Juarez Hawkins, Olivia Jobbe, Rachel Kanter, Sam Kirk, Lee Krasner, Anne Leuck, Maria Sibylla Merian, Joan Mitchell, Natalie Jackson O’Neal, Colleen O’Rourke, Macie Renee, Cathi Schwable, Hollis Sigler and Ashley Paige Young.