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Emil Kazaz

1953 | Gyumri, Armenia

Born and educated in Armenia, Emil Kazaz was raised in a household alive with applied creativity; his father was a cobbler and his mother, a seamstress for a local theater. Kazaz credits his mother as his primary artistic influence. She took him to work and introduced him to the intricacies of theatrical spectacle – costumes, drama, lighting, and staging, which continue to b3 core devices for his artwork. She also bought art posters and hung them in their home, Another major influence was religious art. A highly Christian country, Armenians have long used Christianity as their cultural compass, and elements from its robust iconographical tradition manuscript illumination, tapestries, and laconic architectural forms, which have deep roots into Kazaz’s “aesthetic identity,” as well as the Armenian collective conscious.”

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2009 — International Fine Art Fair, Pasadena, CA
2008 — Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia
2007 — Orangerie Du Luxemburg, Paris, France
2007 — Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
2007 — La Coupole, Saint-Loubes, France
2007 — Michael Levy Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2007 — James Yaroush Gallery, New Jersey
2007 — Bellian Art Center, Detroit, MI
2007 — Stephanies Art Gallery, La Canada, CA
2007 — Belador Art Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2007 — Mooradian Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2007 — Leverisage Gallery, Carmel, CA
2007 — Roslin Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2007 — Tina Zapoli Gallery, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2007 — Arame Art GAllery, Yerevan, Armenia
2007 — Lev Moros Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 — International Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
2007 — International Fine Art Fair, Pasadena, CA
2006 — Museum Of Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia
2006 — Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, Gyumri, Armenia
2006 — Mooradian Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2006 — Lev Moros Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 — Bellian Art Center, Detroit, MI
2006 — Tina Zapoli Galley, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2006 — Stephanies Art Gallery, La Canada, CA
2006 — Roslin Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2006 — Michael Levy Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2006 — Bellador Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2006 — James Yaroush Gallery, New Jersey
2006 — Arame Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2006 — Leverisage Gallery, Carmel, CA
2005 — Mooradian Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005 — Gallery Vinizki, Munic, Germany
2005 — Levernisage Gallery, Carmel, CA
2005 — Arame Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2005 — Lev Moros Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 — Roslin Galley, Glendale, CA
2005 — Michael Levy Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2005 — Belian Art Center, Detroit, MI
2005 — Stephanies Art Gallery, La Canada, CA
2005 — Jamas Yaroush Gallery, New Jersey
2005 — Tina Zapoli Gallery, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2003 — Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, CA
2003 — Michael Levy Gallery, Long Beach
2003 — James Yaroush Gallery, New Jersey
2003 — Arame Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2003 — Art Territory, Los Angeles, CA
2003 — Tina Zapoli Gallery, Porto Allegre, Brazil
2003 — Gallery Vinizki, Munic, Germany
2003 — Roslin Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2003 — Stephanies Art Gallery, La Canada, CA
2003 — Belian Art Center, Detroit, MI
2003 — Museum of National Architecture & Urban Life, Gyumri, Armenia
2003 — Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia
2003 — Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
2002 — Michael Levy Gallery, Long Beach
2002 — James Yaroush Gallery, New Jersey
2002 — Art Territory, Los Angeles, CA
2002 — Denise Roberge Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2002 — Levernisage Gallery, Carmel, CA
2002 — Tina Zapoli Gallery, Porto Allegre, Brazil
2002 — Stephanies Art Gallery, La Canada, CA
2002 — Gallery Vinizki, Munic, Germany
2002 — Roslin Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2002 — Belian Art Center, Detroit, MI
2001 — Denise Roberge Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2001 — Svit Ozor Fine Arts, Santa Barbara, CA
2001 — Galerie 224, Laguna Beach, CA
2001 — Levernissage Gallery, Carmel, CA
2001 — Tina Zapoli Gallery, Porto Allegre, Brazil
2001 — Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY
2001 — Gallery Vinizki, Munic, Germany
2001 — Roslin Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2001 — Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2001 — Belian Art Center, Detroit, MI
2001 — Art Santa Fe 2001, Santa Fe, NM
2001 — Brand Library and Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2001 — L.A. International Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
2000 — Levernissage Gallery, Carmel, CA
2000 — Galerie 224, Laguna Beach, CA
2000 — Tina Zapoli Gallery, Porto Allegre, Brazil
2000 — Herbert Palmer Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2000 — Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY
2000 — Roslin Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2000 — Palm Springs International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2000 — Belian Art Center, Detroit, MI
2000 — Central Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA
2000 — Art Territory, Los Angeles, CA
2000 — Gallery Vinizki, Munic, Germany

1999 — Tina Zapoli Gallery, Porto Allegre, Brazil
1999 — Herbert Palmer Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
1999 — Roslin Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
1999 — Belian Art Center, Detroit, MI
1999 — Downey Museum of Art, Downey
1999 — Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA
1999 — Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY
1999 — Art Territory, Los Angeles, CA
1999 — Galerie 224, Laguna Beach, CA
1998 — Downey Museum of Art, Downey
1998 — Herbert Palmer Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
1998 — Belian Art Center, Detroit, MI
1998 — Roslin Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
1998 — Tina Zapoli Gallery, Porto Allegre, Brazil
1998 — Art Territory, Los Angeles, CA
1998 — Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA
1997 — Herbert Palmer Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
1997 — Belian Art Center, Detroit, MI
1997 — L.A. Central Library, Los Angeles, CA
1997 — Ashkenazy Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
1997 — Tina Zapoli Gallery, Porto Allegre, Brazil
1997 — Roslin Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
1997 — Igitian Modern Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
1996 — Tina Zapoli Gallery, Porto Allegre, Brazil
1996 — Belian Art Center, Detroit, MI
1996 — Igitian Modern Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
1996 — Roslin Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
1996 — Ashkenazy Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
1995 — Roslin Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
1995 — C.F.M. Gallery, New York, NY
1995 — Morosstudio Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994 — New Trend Art, Hong Kong
1994 — Lerner Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
1994 — Rosovsky Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1994 — Morosstudio Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1994 — C.F.M. Gallery, New York, NY
1993 — Whitney Gallery, Palos Verdes, CA
1993 — Morosstudio Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1993 — International Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
1993 — Rosovsky Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
1992 — Morosstudio Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1992 — L.A. Art Associations, Los Angeles, CA
1991 — Gallery Verona, Beverly Hills, CA
1991 — Morosstudio Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991 — L.A. Art Associations, Los Angeles, CA
1989 — Kathleen Spiegleman Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
1986 — AGBU Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 — Orosco Gallery, Hollywood, CA
1983 — Wine Street Gallery, Hollywood, CA
1980 — Olympic Art Festival, Moscow, Russia