“Art for me is a door – I look at the world, I love the world, and then I begin to create to show my attitude towards the world. It is a magical desire to do give back beauty to this beautiful world!” – Razmik Pogosyan
Razmik Pogosyan is an artist of many genres and media – oil, watercolor, pastel, papier-mâché, to name a few, and yet he also possesses an amazingly unique, and as Harper’s Bazaar puts it, “richly hued” style of his own.
Mr. Pogosyan was born in Gyumri, Armenia. His fascination with the genre of painting began very early, and he was already winning awards for his works as a teenager.
After graduating from the School of Fine Arts in Gyumri, Razmik Pogosyan moved to Yerevan, Armenia, where he attended and graduated from the Terlemezian Art College and The Academy of Fine Arts.
By this time, he was already actively participating in exhibitions both in Armenia and abroad. Mr. Pogosyan became the artist -decorator and stage-designer for the Armenian National Television, as well as a professor at his own alma mater Academy of Fine Arts in Yerevan. Since 1998, Razmik Pogosyan resides in the United States.
Select List of International Exhibitions and Events:
2015 – Solo Exhibition “Artist and Muse,” Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York
2013 – Group exhibitions, Kavookjian Hall, Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral, New York
2012 – Group exhibitions, Kavookjian Hall, Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral, New York
2011 – ArtBazaar in Chelsea, New York
2008 – Group show, RIVAA Gallery, Roosevelt Island
2003 – Solo Exhibition, Manhattan Beach, California
2001 – nomination for an “Valley Theatre League, 8th Annual Artistic Director Achievement” Award for his set design of the comedy “Uncle Balthazar”, produced by the Armenian Theater Company, California
2000 – ArtExpo, San Francisco, California
1998 – Group exhibition, Northridge, California
1995 – Sold out Solo exhibition, Pasadena, California
1993 – Solo exhibition, Los Angeles, California
1991 – Solo exhibitions in Cologne and Koblenz, Germany
1986 – Commission from Ministry of Culture of USSR, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
1984 – Sole Representative from the Soviet Union in the International Art Exhibit in Pleven, Bulgaria
1973 –1991 Annual group exhibitions, Yerevan, Armenia, and Moscow, Russia