Mher Khachatryan

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Artist

Mher Khachatryan (b. November 03, 1983) is an American painter from New York, United States.[1][2] His art work has been published in several prestigious magazines and newspapers like Art takes Time Square, Miami Talent Magazine, Art Creation, KC Artist, Art Things in Northeast, The Pitch.[3] Mher’s work has been shown in area galleries including Hanna Gallery in NJ, Ico Gallery in Chelsea New York, NY, Narekatsy gallery in Armenia, Vulcan’s Forge MO, Webster Hall in New York.[4] He is founder and CEO of “Art To Thank”, a non profit organization donating the painted portraits to the Veterans, wounded warriors and the families of deceased soldiers since July 2014.[5]

Biography

Early Life

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A painting by Mher Khachatryan

Khachatryan was born in Armenia in 1983. He first became interested in art when he was 5 years old. Upon discovering his uncle's paintings. He taught himself to draw and shortly after that he began to paint. Mher was a self-taught artist at that time. Upon discovering his uncle's paintings, Mher taught himself to draw and shortly after that he began to paint. Later, he attended the Art school of Hakob Kojoyan, whwere he studied all aspects of art including anatomy, sculpture, watercolor, figure painting, drawing. In 2000, He graduated from Terlemezyan Gallery. From 1998 to 2000 Mher had been studying at the Art college of Panos Terlemezyan. From 2000-2003 he did MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts.[6][7]

Career

Mher Khachatryan paints with black & blue & stark red to rip open old wounds that haunt his country's past. Khachatryan's work can be found in private collections and galleries in Armenia and in United States of America. He also began to show his art in area galleries including Hanna Gallery in NJ, Ico Gallery in Chelsea New York, NY, Narekatsy gallery in Armenia, Vulcan’s Forge MO, Webster Hall in New York.[8] His work also has been published in magazines and newspapers like Art takes Time Square, Miami talent Magazine, Art Creation, KC Artist, Art things in Northeast, The Pitch (newspaper).[9][3][10][11][12] In 2014, Mher founded an NGO called Art To Thank, which donates the painted portraits to the Veterans, wounded warriors and the families of deceased soldiers. Art to Thank also promotes art classes at no cost to veterans.[13]

Exhibition

Year Event's name Venue
2014 Art show & Meet the Artist Fort Lee, New Jersey
2014 The Armenian Genocide Providence, RI
2013 The Armenian Genocide Philadelphia, PA
2012 Art in Fall New Milford, NJ
2012 The Armenian Genocide Boston, MA
2011 Art in Fall New Milford, NJ
2011 Art at St, Vartan Cathedral New york, NY
2011 Art show, Narekaci center Yerevan, Armenia
2010 The Armenian Genocide Washington, D.C.
2009 Art of Fashion, Webster Hell New York, NY
2009 SOAR show Philadelphia, PA
2009 The Armenian Genocide, Reference Gallery New York, NY
2008 Ico Gallery, Chelsea New York, NY
2008 The Armenian Genocide Ridgefield, NJ
2007 The Armenian Genocide, Gallery Vulcans Forge Kansas City, MO
2007 Arts Incubator Kansas City, MO
2007 Gallery the 18th St. Kansas City, MO
2006 City Hall Art show Roeland Park, KS
2005 Arts Incubator Kansas City, MO
2004 Arts Incubator Kansas City, MO
2001-2003 Academy of Fine Arts Yerevan, Armenia
2000 Artist Union Yerevan, Armenia
1998-1999 Gallery Panos Terlemezyan Yerevan, Armenia
1994-1998 Gallery Hakob Kodgoyan Yerevan, Armenia

See also

References

  1. "61st Annual Artist’s Ball (New York)". The Armenian Weekly. September 10, 2010. http://armenianweekly.com/2010/09/10/61st-annual-artists-ball-new-york/. 
  2. Egis (February 22, 2014). "The Divine Light, and the Rest as Follows". Itcolossal. http://itcolossal.com/tag/mher-khachatryan/. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Mher Khachatryan". Miami Talent Magazine. July 1, 2012. http://www.miamitalentmag.com/emag/story/mher-khachatryan. 
  4. "Cultures Without Borders 2007". North East Arts. May 18, 2007. http://www.northeastartskc.org/#!2007/c4zx. 
  5. "Veterans At Vfw Fort Lee Nj Mher Khachatryan". Cancione. March 29, 2015. http://www.cancione.net/veterans-at-vfw-fort-lee-nj-mher-khachatryan;cGxjOVRwNTBmNnM. 
  6. "Mher Khachatryan on Armenia Pedia". Armenia Pedia. http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=File:Mher_khachatryan.JPG&limit=20. 
  7. Egis (April 22, 2015). "Armenia 100: Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts". Judith Lynn Stillman. http://www.judithlynnstillman.com/armenia-100/. 
  8. "Biography of Mher". Retrieved February 29, 2015.
  9. "Fort Lee Suburbanite". North Jersey. May 2014. http://northjersey.mycapture.com/mycapture/enlarge.asp?image=53414916&event=1797392&CategoryID=29927. 
  10. Egis (April 22, 2015). "Tribute to Armenian culture and commemorate 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide". Arm Unity. http://www.armunity.com/event/600-mount-pleasant-avenue-providence-ri-02908-usa/armenia-100-tribute-to-armenian-culture-and-commemorate-100th-anniversary-of-the-armenian-genocide_32.html. 
  11. "Centennial Armenian Genocide". Gallary Zprov. http://www.galleryzprov.com/galleryzprov/upcoming-shows.html. 
  12. "Featuring original art work". May 5, 2012. http://aramaztkalayjian.com/artandjazz/ArtandJazzSpringFest.html. 
  13. "Art to Thank". Retrieved March 29, 2015.

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