Born 18th November, 1960
Being a fine artist with already almost 40 years of experience, my master was my father - Zulum Grigoryan - prominent People's Artist in whose studio I was educated. Interestingly enough, despite being
attracted by science initially, completing PhD in cybernetics, actively contributing to scientific articles and doing scientific research, I painted consistently since I was 20, mainly with oil, thus by 25 I understood that art is what I want to dedicate my life to. Already by 1985 I started participating in national and international exhibitions until now and since 1988 I am a member of Artist's Union of Armenia and since 2003 a member of IAA of UNESCO.
I developed a unique style and understanding of myself and of the world thanks to an interesting mix of a background of cybernetics with art infused family and leisure time. I have great admiration for nature, for portraying the beauty of flowers and trees in all seasons. I am an avid plein air practitioner and has a collection of scenery etudes. Along with that, being an expressionist in my nature, my abstract works are provocative and impressive due to coloring and technique. Another favorite theme for me is portraits and figures.
My favorite materials are acrylic and oil paint on canvas. Generally, I like having 5-6 unfinished works and work on them simultaneously, switching from one to another, and usually they are of different styles: I can work on an abstract painting, a portrait and a landscape painting during same month.
In all styles of my work I put 'the person, human being, human problem' in the center of my art. The endless exploration of myself, of the viewer and of human nature is very exciting for me. I think of a human being as an energy, his/her thoughts being an almost a materialistic energy, and I am intrigued by the energetic exchange people are in constantly. I want to understand the possible energetic interactions that can occur in the universe. My canvases themselves carry strong dynamic, and to some they are revealed by the time, to others very quickly. I care for humanitarian issues and have organized and been part of several humanitarian exhibition-sales.
One of the works is in the collection of Nation Gallery of Armenia.
Printed in “Millennium art guide” (Int art Promo.2003).
Many of the works are in private collections around the world.
1978 - 1983 studied at Yerevan Polytechnic Institute after K. Marks,faculty of Cybernetics
1985 - 1986 studied at Armenian Academy of Sciences, PhD in Cybernetics
1981 - 1988 studied painting at his father’s – Armenian People’s Artist Zulum Grigoryan’s studio
1988 till now member of Armenian Artist’s Union
1985-2015 - Artist’s Union in Armenia
2002 - Int Art Promo, Barcelona
2002 - Art Festival, Tokyo
2001 - EuroArt, Barcelona
1992 - Armenian artist's Exhibition in Aleppo, Syria
1990 - Armenian artist’s Exhibition Zurich, Switzerland
1987 - All-union Exhibition in Moscow, Russia
2016 - At Consulate General of the Republic of Armenia in LA, Los Angeles
2016 - UN Armenian Office, Yerevan
2015 - Charitable Exhibition together with AGBU, Yerevan
2008, 1998, 1994 - Yerevan
2004 - Cite International des Arts, Paris
2003 - Russian Cultural Institute, Vienna