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MONIQUE SARKESSIAN

Studio Phone 610-457-7707

Website: www.MoniqueSarkessian.com

Email-MoniqueSarkessianart@gmail.com

EDUCATION

May  1987         B.F.A., Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Majored in Painting, Minored in Printmaking. Studied painting with Roger Anliker, Frank Bramblett, Richard Cramer, Susan Moore. Printmaking with Romas Viesulas.

Honors: Printed book of work chosen for a one year exhibition by Office of Admissions.

Studied Byzantine Icon Painting with Vladislev Andrejev, 1993

Studied art education and received private school teaching certification for Art, 2003

Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership Technology and Arts in Education Conference, January 2004.

Continuing: Workshops with Stanley Bielen, Moe Brooker, Jon Redmond, Dale O. Roberts, Jeff Schaller, A. Martin Campos, Mashiul Chowdry

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Architeqt 2 Salon and Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 2017-2018

Gallery 222, Malvern, PA. 2017

Congregation Beth Or Gallery, Maple Glen, PA. 2017

“Sacred Space”, Swarthmore Town Hall, Swarthmore, PA 2017

“Garden of Miracles, Villanova University Art Gallery, Villanova, PA 2016

Solo Exhibition, Sunset Hill Gallery, West Chester, PA. 2015.

Gryphon Café, Phila., PA 2015, 2016

Gallery at Congregation Kol Ami, Elkins Park, PA 2013-14

Galer Estate Winery, Kennett Square, PA 2013

Z Gallery, West Chester, PA 2013-14

The Great Frame Up, Wayne, PA 2013-2016

“There Is A Kingdom”, Blank Canvas Gallery, New Hope, PA 2013

Balance Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2013

“Essential Alliances”, Mala Galleria, Kennett Square, PA 2013

Square One, Lancaster, PA 2012

“Light and Truth”, Swarthmore Borough Hall, Swarthmore, PA 2012

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“Il Tesoro”, Acquapendente, Italy. 2018

Firebox Art Studios, Carnegie, PA, 2018

“Un Seul Gran De Riz”, Galerie Metanoia, Paris, France. 2017-18

“Tuscany in the Frame” Cortona, Italy. 2017.

Square Foot Art Basel”, Projects Gallery, Miami, FL.2015-16

Blue Heron Gallery, Wellfleet, MA 2016-present

“Visionary, “Springtime in January”, Salus University, 2016, 2017,

“Scenes of The Schuylkill”, Juried by Art Director Berman Museum, Gallery at MCCC, Pottstown, PA.2015, 2016

Bucks County Plein Air Competition, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA 2016

Wayne Plein Air Festival, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA 2016, 2018.

Chadds Ford Paint Out Plein Air Competition, Chadds Ford, PA 2016

“100 Years of Art”, Juried Exhibit, Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA.2015

“Art of the State, State Museum of PA, Harrisburg, PA.2015

“Ellarslie Open” Juried Exhibit, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ. 2015.

Paint Annapolis, Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD 2015

Leonard Nelson Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA. 2015-Present.

6:” Squared, Randy Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA. 2014.2015

Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 2015, 2016

Digital portfolio shown at Art Basel, FL. Art Expo NY 2014, 2015, 2016

Chadds Ford Gallery Invitational, Chadds Ford, PA. 2014-2016

Historic Yellow Springs Art Show, Chester Springs, PA   2014-Present

Chester County Art Association Invitational, West Chester, PA   2013-15

Philadelphia Sketch Club, Art of the Flower, Philadelphia, PA, 2015, 2016

“Surface”, a juried exhibit, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA    2014

JAM Gallery, Malvern, PA 2013-2017

Plein Air Brandywine Art Competition, Winterthur Gardens and Museum, Wilmington, DE 2011-2016

Treasures of Armenia, International House Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, 2013

“There Is A Kingdom”, Blank Canvas Gallery, New Hope, 2013-15

Plein Air National Juried Exhibit, Liz Afif Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 2013

“Essential Alliances”, Mala Galleria, Kennett Square, Ongoing, 2013-present

“Philadelphia Sketch Club 138th,Annual Juried Small Oils Show” Philadelphia, PA, 2013-15

Artist’s Equity Juried Exhibit, Artist's Equity at Widener University Juried Show 2013

Artists against Hunger, Juried by Moe Brooker 2013

“Plein Air for Camphill”, the Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. 2012

Annual Juried Show, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.  2013

Parallax Art Fair, New York, NY, 2012.

Viewpoint Gallery, Lederach, PA.  2008-2009

“Armenian Allied Arts Association Annual Competition," Los Angeles, CA. 1991-1989

"Art at the Armory," Philadelphia, PA. 1990

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Paris Place de la Concorde, Pink Vintage Heels, Montmartre Couple, Montmartre Roofs, Wishing Private Collector, Ardmore, PA. 2016

Fons Et Origo 17, Joyride 10, Longwood Path of Life 6, Your Gentleness Has Made Me Great 2, Swarthmore, PA.2015

Glory, Norman OK, 2015

Sunbathed I and II, FL, 2015

Provence Farmhouse v.4 and wine label image, Windy Oaks Winery, Cupertino, CA, 2015.

Inspiration: Refuge, New York, NY, 2014

In Vino Veritas, Courtland, NY, 2014

Cool Springs Farm, Golden Tree In Lorimer, Until The Shadows Flee Away, Wings of The Morning, Galer Winery, Minah Bird, Havertown, PA, 2014

Angel Of Hope, New York, NY.2013.

Provence Lavender I, Cape May, NJ.2013

Chanticleer Poppies and Allium, New Hope, PA.2013

Late Afternoon Purple Smoke, Purple Smoke Towers, Not Ashamed, Wayne, PA.,2013

Lavender Fields Milton, Where Your Glory Dwells 7,Dean St, Malvern, PA., 2012

Golden Fire Cut Leaf Maple in Autumn, Where Your Glory Dwells 45, Double Waterlily, West Chester, PA, 2012

Archangel Michael Icon, Annunciation Angel, St. Gabriel Icon, Saint Joan of Arc Icon, St. Ambrose Icon, Spike Ricciutti, Toast of the Hamptons, Villanova, PA. 2013

Grace, Château Bourlier de la Pressoir, Chanticleer Water Bowl, Malvern, PA. 2012.

Giverny, Paris Pont Neuf Bridge, Water Lily mini I Oil on Canvas, Skippack, PA, 2011

Golden Fire Cut Leaf Maple, Lewes, DE, 2011

Poppy Platforms, Ruby Platforms, Ocean Grove, NJ, 2011

French Chateau Bourlie de la Pressoir, Grace, Waterlily 4”. Malvern, PA. 2011.

Annunciation Armenian Illuminated Manuscript, Where Your Glory Dwells XX, Grey Mammoth Stripe Sunflower (Audra), Lu Nestled, Phila, PA. 2013

Inspiration: Sea Cucumber, Purple Smoke Tree,Hoc Age., VA. 2008

 

PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

 

Two altar paintings for the Sisters Chapel in Rome, Italy, 2001

St.Hripsime. St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, Philadelphia, PA. 1992

 

SELECTED AWARDS

 

Second Prize, Paint Out, Bucks County Plein Air, 2017

Fleisher Art Memorial, Juror’s Honor Award, 2017

“Color Obsession”,Excellence Award, Chester County Art Association, 2017 2017“Scenes Of The Schuylkill”, Juror’s Selection Award,Juried by Charles Steinback, Art Director Berman Museum, Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown, PA.2015

“100 Years of Art”, Juried Exhibit, Third Prize, Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA.2015

Contemplating the Tree, Honorable Mention, Chester County Art Association, 2015

Painting In the Meadow, Plein Air Competition at Longwood Gardens, Merit Award 2014

Main Line Art Center, Member’s Juried, Exhibit, Wayne Arts Award, 2013

Plein Air Brandywine Art Competition –Third Prize for Painting, Wilmington, DE, 2013

Art Spirits- A Juried Exhibit,-Honorable Mention, Burlington, NJ. 2012

Water- A Juried Exhibition-Honorable Mention Best Color-CCAA, West Chester, PA., 2012

Plein Air Brandywine Art Competition –Second Prize for Painting, Wilmington, DE, 2011

Armenian Allied Arts Association Annual Competition Los Angeles, CA.-Honorable Mention, Painting Category 1990, 1st prize Painting Category, 1989

 

PUBLICATIONS

Up CLOSE: A Survey of Contemporary Art - World Edition 2015, 2016, 2017   

Art in America Guide 2016

 

FILMS

Stray, 2014

Something Borrowed, Something Blue 1988

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