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Arthur Sarkissian
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Arthur Sarkissian, 2009 from solo exhibition
Nationality Armenian
Known for Painting
Notable work
Hurly-burly in the Museum (2006)
One yellow vertical.(2009),
Movement Post Modernism

Arthur Sarkissian (born 11 May 1960) is an Armenian artist and painter. He is one of the top twelve artists working now in Armenia.


Sarkissian was born in 1960 in Gyumri, Armenia and went to the School of Fine Arts there in 1977, then the Armenian Pedagogical University (Drawing) in 1989. He now lives and works in the city of Yerevan in Armenia.


Sarkissian creates abstract art to show and enjoy the post-soviet freedom in Armenia. In 2005 he said that his way of painting was because he wanted to free himself from "Socialist Realism"." His paintings put together oil paint, silkscreen printing, words, photographs and parts of other paintings, and other materials.

His work can be seen in the Public Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Yerevan. Many private collections of art across the world also include his paintings.

Paintings and sculpture

These are some of Sarkissian's works:

  • "Mind Games" (2003), oil painting on canvas, 400 x 400 cm
  • "Evening in the museum" (2005), mixed media on canvas, 95 x 175 cm
  • "20 Pages" (2006), oil painting on canvas, 138 x 118 cm
  • "Three colour stains" (2006), mixed media on canvas, 100 x 80 cm
  • "Closed Session" (2007), mixed media installation
  • "Against Crizis" (2009), oil painting on canvas, 120 x 195 cm


These exhibitions had only Sarkissian's art work in them:

  • 2009 - "Between The Images",One Gallery, Yerevan,Armenia
  • 2008 – Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia
  • 2006 – First Floor Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
  • 2003 – "MIND GAMES", First Floor Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
  • 1998 – JNR Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
  • 1994 – Bossen Cultural Center, Saarbrücken, Germany

Lots of other exhibitions in Europe and America have included Sarkissian's work together with other artists' work, including:

  • 2009 – "Transitional Hypotheses", group exhibition of Armenian-Japanese artists, ACCEA
  • 2008 – "Undercurrent Shifts", Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art
  • 2007 – "Armenian Contemporary Art", Paris, France
  • 2007 – "5 Armenian Artists", Marcel, France
  • 2007 – "Armenian Landscapes in Contemporary Art", EWZ, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2006 – "Art Without Borders", Havana Gallery, Oldenburg, Germany
  • 2005 – Marie Pargas Art Gallery, Asheville, NC, USA
  • 2005 – The Collection Of Viken Makhyan, AGBU Pasadena Center, USA
  • 2005 – "Photo Plus", ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia
  • 2005 – "Armenian Contemporary Art", Harvest Gallery, Glendale, CA, USA
  • 1999 – "Windows to Armenia" and "With Many Voices", Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois, US
  • 1997 – "Dreams & Visions", Art Benefit, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 1992 – "Armenian Post-Modernism", Moscow, Russia
  • 1992 – "Contemporary Armenian Artists", Gallery Vision, Kassel, Germany
  • 1991 – "Contemporary Art From Armenia", The New Academy Gallery, London, UK
  • 1991 – "New Tendencies in Art", Goyak Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
  • 1989 – "Art of the USSR: The Past 50 Years", Madrid, Spain Catalogues

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