Karen Sargsyan - 2008 Fall Artist in Residence
"Abroad Understanding" Exhibition Opening February 8 - May 24, 2009
Amsterdam based artist Karen Sargsyan came to Peekskill in October 2008 as an HVCCA Artist-in-Resident. He worked in the Hat Factory in Peekskill, home to many local artists and produced a site-specific sculptural installation for his solo exhibition "Abroad Understanding" in HVCCA's mezzanine gallery. Additional work by Sargsyan will also be included in HVCCA's 2009 exhibition "DOUBLE DUTCH: Exploring The Soul of Dutch Art Through the Works of Seven Installation Artists" opening September 12 -13, 2009.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Karen Sargsyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1973 and currently lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten/Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Amsterdam, NL in 2006-2007 and Atelier Winston Huisman, Arnhem, NL in 1999-2001. In 2007 he received the Thieme Art Award and a fellowship with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DCO/IC, NL in 2006. Recent 2008 solo exhibitions include 'The Theory of Art', Buro Leeuwarden, Leeuwarden, NL, and Suzie Q Projects, Bob van Orsow Gallery, Zurich, SW. Upcoming 2009 exhibitions include 'Mad Museum', a group exhibition at The Museum of Arts and Design, New York and 'StressedShelter' at KW14, s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Karen is represented by Galerie Juliètte Jongma in Amsterdam.
Karen Sargsyan' Curriculum Vitae
This exhibition was made possible by generous support from:
Abroad Understanding (detail of work in process), 2008
Metal, paper, wood
98 x 248 x 224 inches
Courtesy of the Artist
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