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I have always had a drive to pursue art as a profession; my influences and inspirations are dependent on artists such as Claude Monet, Andre Derain, Vincent Vangogh and the bold visual definitions of Pablo Picasso. I believe I have the tendency to view art as a process that enables me to release myself with creativity. My interest in art as a love and passion in its earlier stages was inspired by the traditional works of Italian artists of the Renaissance. Hence, to me art is a device that enables me to percieve and simultaneously enhance my state of well being. The two integral qualities that were investigated at Otis College of Art and Design were of form and space, as they became repetitively dealt with while apprenticing for artists. Nevertheless, I ,also, fulfilled an internship for one year at Rhode Island School of Design on the subject of Landscape Architecture. Morever, I have been painting seriously for the past four years as my work began to mature continuously with several appreciative acceptances from curators and Gallery Directors in the East Coast. I have exhibited in several cities on the east coast of United States, along with an ongoing exhibition at the Horton Gallery ,Philadelphia. I have participated in Juried competitions under Jurors as Lisa Dennison as Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Susan Masuoka, Director of Aidekman Arts Center Tufts University, Dana Miller Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum, Dr. Andrea Spaulding Norris, at the Lousiana State University , Anne Rocheleau, Director of the Rhode Island Foundation Gallery, and David Kiehl Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New york. Thus it is only now in my most recent years that I have been able to percieve a direction and a focus on this journey of realization. Hence, I believe that art is an ongoing thing, a process that will emerge with the influences of many artisans, which would enable me to pursue my goals and help me decide what my ultimate profession would be in art. Add Comment

Biography

Biography of Artist Shant Beudjekian

Born in 1971 in the city of Beirut, Lebanon where the practice of art became a way of expressing myself and sharing that with the people close to me. Simultaneously, it was in this time period that I discovered that soccer was another passion. My talent in soccer developed in the nearby soccer fields throughout the MiddleEast. Hence, I gained recognition from the national youth soccer team of under the age of 14, in Geneva, Switzerland and won many trophies and medals at that time.

After living in Geneva , we decided to emmigrate again to another peaceful city several thousand miles away to a city in California where we lived for ten years as I continued to complete a Bachelor degree in the area of Fine Arts with a minor in Ceramics at a School named Otis College of Art and Design. The school was affiliated with Parsons in New York until 1992. Followed by a one year at Rhode Island School of Design in the subject of Landscape Architecture. I have been painting and making Pottery seriously for the past four years as my work began to mature continuously with several acceptances from curators and Gallery Directors on the East Coast. Most notably an exhibition at the Pleaides Gallery ,New York City. I have participated in Juried competitions under such Jurors as Lisa Dennison Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Susan Masuoka, Director of Aidekman Arts Center Tufts University, Dana Miller, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum, Dr. Andrea Spaulding Norris, at the Lousiana State University , Anne Rocheleau, Director of the Rhode Island Foundation Gallery, and David Kiehl, Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Now living in the West Coast I have been notable for selling art and exhibiting in numerous occasions at the SDAI San Diego Art Institute of the Living Artist and stores in San Diego. I have attained first prize award in the county of

San diego at the La Jolla Art Association by juror Reed Cardwell who also teaches at the Athenaeum . Simultaneously, I have been working at Sea World as a letter brush artist which is a south Korean method of painting names and calligraphy using the theme of Sea World sea creatures.

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8510 run ofthe knolls
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san diego
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