Gegam Kacherian: Thirty-Six Year Survey is the first retrospective of Armenian artist Gegam Kacherian in the United States. The show charts the trajectory of Kacherian’s art practice, highlighting examples from his early pieces to his recent semi-abstract and figurative paintings.
Kacherian was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia, and received a BFA degree in 1981 from Terlmezian Fine Arts College in Yerevan. Immigrating to the United States in 1988, he became a resident of Los Angeles a short time later. In 2005 he was selected for a visual arts residency at Idyllwild Arts in San Bernardino, California, while in 2004 he was awarded a residency at the First Jeju International Art Festival in Jeju, Korea. Kacherian has also served as Artist-in-Residence for four consecutive years in Thailand at the Rajamangala University of Technology at several campuses for their nationwide university system. His works are included in the permanent collections of museums in Armenia, France, Colombia, and Thailand, and his paintings are part of many private collections, including the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles. Reviews of Kacherian’s recent exhibitions are found in Art in American (December 2009), Los Angeles Times (September 18, 2009),ArtScene (October 2009), Art Ltd. (January 2010), and Artillery (September/October 2010). In October 2013, Kacherian will complete his fourth solo exhibition at Rosamund Felsen Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California.
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