Karen Aghamyan

Karen Aghamyan

Karen Aghamyan is an Armenian-born painter. Professor at Yerevan Academy of Fine Arts since 1994. Since 1998 President of Armenian Artists Union. Aghamyan's works are not traditional - they are reserved, even hermetic. He searches, observes and mediates in different, quite unusual systems of expressiveness and the world becomes the object of his emphasized analytic attention. Aghamyan's compositions speak about symbolism and abstract romanticism, expressed under a new light of emotional experience of space. His paintings objects and people are painted gracefully and coolly.

Biography and exhibitions

1946 Born in Yerevan,Armenia
1964 Finished Fine Arts college after P. Terlemezyan
1969 Graduated from Fine Art and Theatre Institute
1970 Lecturer at Yerevan Fine Art and Theatre Institute
1974 Member of the USSR Union of Artists’
1980 Awarded the prize of Armenian Young Communists’ League
1981-1983 Chief artist of the Art Found of Armenia
1982 Diploma of the Academy of Arts of USSR
1986 Assistant Professor at Yerevan Fine Art and Theatre Institute
1982-88 Board member of the USSR Union of Artists
1988 Member of the USSR Union of Designers
1988-1993 Head of the Design department of Yerevan Fine Art and Theatre Institute ( Now State Academy of Fine Arts)
1990 Professor . Moscow High Attesting Committee
1991 Professor of Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts
1998 President of the Artists’ Union of Armenia
2000 Manager of the pavilion “Armenia” at the “EXPO 2000” Hanover, Germany
2004 Member of the Council of Cultural of the President of Armenia
2005 Honorary Artist of Republic of Armenia
2010 Honorary Member of Russian Academy of Art
2011 Honorary Professor of Soka Gakkai International University, Japan
2014 President of International Confederation of Artists.

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

1990 Gallery “Villa Ikhon” Bremen, Germany
1991 “Artist House” Yerevan, Armenia
1992 “Gallery -100” Paris, France
1992 “ABF” Marseilles, France
1993 “Ex-point Gallery”, Praha, Checkian
1994 Gallery “Athena”, Toulouse, France
1994 Gallery “Osteuropa-forderung”, Berlin, Germany
1995 Hotel “Holiday Inn”, Toulouse, France
1995 Hotel “Regina Palace” Bearits , France
1995 Gallery “Novetel”, Toulouze, France
2000 “Expo 2000 “, Hanover, Germany
2000 “Gala Gallery”, Magdeburg, Germany
2001 Artists’ Union Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2002 People Gallery”, Soul, Korea
1992 “Central Artists’ House” Moscow, Russia
2002 “Margency”, Paris, France
2004 “Gala Gallery”, Magdeburg, Germany
2005 “Cultural Centre” Nant, France
2006 Gallery “Adonis”, Brusell, Belgium
2006 “Star” Gallery, Berlin,Germany
2010 National Library Of Beijing ,China
2011 Cultural Centre of Samuel Muradyan, Paris, France
2016 Cultural Centre in Nanjing, China
2016 Cultural House of Artists' Moscow, Russia

PERMANENT EXIBITION

Modern Art Museum, Yerevan, Armenia 2
Museum in Magnitagorsk, Russia
Museum in Kirovakan, Armenia
Museum in Novi Urengoy, Russia
Contemporary Art Museum, Toulouse, France
Contemporary Art Museum, Yerevan, Armenia
National Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
Museum in Hefei, China
His works of art can also be founded in funds and archives pf the Ministry of Cultural of Armenia and Russia.
The works are kept in the founds of Armenia and Russia Ministry of Culture as well as in personal collections of different countries of the world.
Hundreds of successful projects in different spheres of design.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Since 1970 he has participated in more then 250 republican, international and foreign exhibitions in Armenia, Russia, Hungary, Cuba, USA, France, Germany, Belgium China and in other countries.