Amy Sarkisian

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Encrusted Skull , 2002-2005 Faux Pearls, Pins, Foam © Amy Sarkisian
Wood Skull , 2002 Beads, Pins, Foam, Paint 7 X 10 X 7 In. © Amy Sarkisian
Hitler Beads, Sequins, Foam, Paint And Mixed Media © Amy Sarkisian
The Jury 200 Carved Apples © Amy Sarkisian
Table Leaf , 2007 Adhesive Vinyl On Ikea Furniture 24 X 20 X 3 In. © Amy Sarkisian
End Table Sculpture, 2006 Adhesive Vinyl On Ikea Furniture 24 X 24 X 24 In. © Amy Sarkisian
Deep Red (Installation View) , 2005 © Amy Sarkisian
Deep Red, 2005 Sequins, Wood, Paint 120 X 96 In. © Amy Sarkisian
Don't Worry, It's Almost Over , 2005 Super Ball, Sculpey, Foam, Paint, Fabric, Beads 7 X 96 X 10 In. © Amy Sarkisian
Oil On Canvas © Amy Sarkisian
Untitled, 2009 Sumi Ink And Acrylic On Cardboard Box 8 X 8 X 8 In. © Amy Sarkisian
Oil On Canvas © Amy Sarkisian
Uncle Charlie, 2007 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 40 Inches © Amy Sarkisian
Untitled Ink On Paper © Amy Sarkisian
Cheesy King Drawing Ink And Graphite On Paper © Amy Sarkisian
© Amy Sarkisian
Kool Sign with Monsters, 1998 Collage On Aluminum Sign 20 X 18 In. © Amy Sarkisian
© Amy Sarkisian
© Amy Sarkisian
Rug Sculpture, 2006 Yarn, Mesh, Latch Hook Technique © Amy Sarkisian
Beatnik, 2000 Color Photo 18 X 20 In. © WPA Gallery
Antique Rifle (detail) © WPA Gallery
Mortimer Fudge © Josh White
© Amy Sarkisian
Install shot of "Lineamenta" © Avesha Michael
Install shot of "Lineamenta" © Avesha Michael
Bluster Bust, 2013 © artist
Quick Facts
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S
Birth year
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Representing galleries



1997 MFA University of California, Los Angeles
1994 BFA Kent State University

Solo Exhibitions

2007 So Is Your Face, Sister, Los Angeles
2006 Prequel, Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris
2005 I Love Livin’ in the City, Sister, Los Angeles
Deep Red, Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris
2003 Valley of Unrest, Suzanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, LA
2002 Amy Sarkisian, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan
1999 The Perfect Ham, Algemaxx, 1234 gallery, Los Angeles

Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Summertime, WPA, Los Angeles
Swap Thing, WPA, Los Angeles
Power to the People, Feature, Inc., NY
The LAst Show, Kathryn Brennan Gallery @ Cottge Home, LA
2009 Heads Up, curated by Michael O. Gold, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles
Video Journeys, curated by Katie Brennan, Sister at Cottage Home, Los Angeles
2008 Call the Interruptions Days, curated by Brandon Lattu, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Los Angeles Confidentiel, curated by Allyson Spellacy and Sandra Patron, Parc Saint-Leger-Centre d’art contemporain, Burgundy, France
Against the Grain, curated by Christopher Russell, LACE, Los Angeles
Globetrotters, curated by Katie Brennan, Cottage Home, Los Angeles
2007 Public Park, curated by John Pearson, Scoops, Los Angeles
Between the Clock and the Bed, curated by Pamela Jorden , David Patton Gallery, LA
What glue do you use?, curated by Yves Brochard, Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris
2006 LA Trash and Treasure, curated by Liv Stoltz Miliken Gallery, Stockholm
Drink, Fight, Fuck, Angela Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles
Symmetry, curated by Kimberli Meyer and Nizan Shaked, Mak Center, Los Angeles
With Us Against Reality, Or Against Us! Curated by Anders Nordby and Ida Ekblad, Wonka Inc., Galleri S.E., Oslo
The Female Machine, Sister, Los Angeles
2005 La Beaute de l’enfer, Galerie Rodolphe Jansses, Brussels
Altoids Curiously Strong Collection 7, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY
Apocolypse Soon!, curated by Kristen Calabrese, QED Gallery, LA
All I Want Is Everything, Small A Projects, Portland, Oregon
Fast Forward, House of Campari, Los Angeles
2004 Color Wheel Oblivion, curated by Chris Perez, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Bungle in the Jungle, Sister, Los Angeles
Miscellany, curated by Andrew Hahn, Mario's Furniture, Los Angeles
SCREAM, Anton Kern Gallery, New York and The Moore Space, Miami, FL
Please, Please Yourself, Atelier Cardenas, Paris
Losing My Head, Sister, Los Angeles
2003 We Are Electric, curated by Chris Perez, Deitch Projects, New York
Fangs and Low Tide, Occidental College Weingart Galleries, LA
Light and Spaced Out, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris
2002 Play it as it Lays, The London Institute Gallery, UK
Funeral Home, curated by Dennis Cooper, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
2001 Bastard (son of hot sauce), The Law Office, Chicago
2000 Mysterious Prey, curated by Andrew Hahn, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles
Group Show, Studio 870, Los Angeles
People are Animals, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles Projects and ArtFrankfurt
Young and Dumb, curated by Pentti Monkkonen, Acme, Los Angeles
1999 Vasquezsarkisianpestonilattuhughes, Studio 870, Los Angeles
1998 Hugheslattupestonisarkisianvasquez, Studio 870, Los Angeles
Ideas, Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles
1997 Malibu Sex Party, Purple, Los Angeles
1995 Women: A Girly Show, Studio 425, Kent, OH
1994 Punchline, Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
1993 Season of Change, Millworks Gallery, Akron, OH

Publications and Articles

2008 Bedford, Christopher, “Against the Grain” Frieze, Issue 119, Nov-Dec
Taft, Catherine, Review, Art Review, April
2007 Hirsch, Yael, Review,, Jan 19
2006 Maertens, Marie, Whitewall, Dec
Hirsch, Yael, Review,, Oct. 6
Sharp, Chris, Review,, Sep
2005 Myers, Terry, “Amy Sarkisian: I love livin’ in the city” Modern Painters, May
2004 “Black Humor” Petite Mort, No. 2
Suarez de Jesus, Carlos, "The Horror, the Horror" The Miami New Times, Apr 29
Valdez, Sarah, “the guide:art” Paper Magazine, Jan 12
CB,"Nightmare on W. 20th Street," V Magazine, spring
Johnson, Ken, "Art in Review," The New York Times, Feb 13
2003 Bonnet, Frederic, "Made in L.A.," Vogue Paris, June
Cardenas, Carlos, "Light and Spaced Out," 828 Magazine, no.7
Ehmann, Von Arne, "Louise und ihre Schwestern," Kunstmarkt, June
Jonquot, Francois, "Des Anges De 30 Ans," Nova Magazine, June
Le Guen, Catherine, "Brest-Loisirs," Le Telegramme, Sep
"La <> a Passerelle," Ouest-France, Sep
Renard, Emilie, "Critic's Picks,", July
Ollman, Leah, "Art that tests our openness," Los Angeles Times, Mar
2002 Sommariva, Roberto,, Sep 20
Cooper, Jacqueline, "In Search of the New Bohemians", summer
Jana, Reena, Tema Celeste
Charlesworth, JJ, "Play it as it Lays" reviews, Artext, summer
Cooper, Dennis, “First Take: New Art, New Artists,” Artforum, Jan
1998 Hainley, Bruce, “Malibu Sex Party” reviews, Artforum, Feb
1996 Cooper, Dennis, “Spirit Whirl,” Artforum, Dec 1995 Brooks, Adam, Poop, vol. 5
1994 Vanesian, Kathleen, “Bang the Drum Slyly,” New Times, March

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