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Sarkis Hamalbashian

1956 | Gyumri, Armenia

Sarkis Hamalbashian was born on 12 January, 1956 in Gyumri, Armenia. In 1975 he graduated from Panos Terlemezian Fine Art College in Yerevan, and The School of Fine Arts in Gyumri, Armenia.. Since 1978 he participated in national and international exhibitions in Yerevan, Japan, Germany, including solo exhibitions in London and Los Angeles. His paintings are displayed in the Modern Art Museum of Armenia and in private collections around the world.

In the 1980’s he emerged as one of the leading young artists who began to challenge Soviet norms. His work carried the imprint of the Italian early Renaissance, Russian iconography, the Russian new avant-garde, Armenian miniature painting and current developments in post-modern art in Armenia. During the post Soviet period, Sarkis emerged as one of the most important artists working in Armenia.


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2014 — ”Beauty in the Palm”, Beirut, Lebanon
2014 — ”Selected Art Works 2014”, Vienna, Austria
2014 — Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 — Representing Arame Art Gallery in Las Vegas, USA
2013 — “Sensual Revelations”, Beirut, Lebanon
2013 — AGBU Contemporary Armenian Art, Pasadena, USA
2013 — Selected Art Works, Beirut Lebanon
2013 — 10th Anniversary of Arame Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2012 — Los Angeles Art Show, USA
2012 — Armenian Art Exhibition in Connecticut University, Connecticut, USA
2012 — “In Search for Paradise”, New Figurative Art of Armenia, Pesaro, Italy
2012 — “Symphony of Colors”, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 — Grand Opening of a New Art Center of Arame Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2011 — Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 — UNESCO Palace, Beirut, Lebanon
2010 — New Masterpieces of Arame Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2010 — Art Center of Haigazian University, Beirut, Lebanon
2005 — Art Crossroads of Civilization Bel-Air Fine Arts Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2005 — Contemporary Armenian Painting Arame Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2004 — Fourth International Biennial Centre of Contemporary Art of Gyumri, Armenia
2004 — Art Expo New York, USA
2002 — Art of nations Moscow, Russia
2001 — Contemporary Armenian Art National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2000 — Third Millennium Figures of the Future Pontifical Council for Culture, Vatican
2000 — Second International Biennial Centre of Contemporary Art of Gyumri, Armenia
1999 — With Many Voices Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, USA
1999 — On the Eve of the 21st Century Artists House, Yerevan, Armenia
1999 — Three Tendencies Hayart, Yerevan, Armenia
1998 — Art Expo New York, USA
1998 — Dreams and Visions Chicago, USA
1998 — First International Biennial Centre of Contemporary Art of Gyumri, Armenia
1997 — Works on Paper Charlie Khachatrian Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
1997 — The London Contemporary Art Fair The Business Design Centre, London, UK
1996 — The Arsenal Metz, France
1996 — Palais de Justice Poitiers, France
1996 — 6th Arrondissement Municipal Gallery, Paris, France
1995 — Armenia: The Rediscovery of a Land of Ancient Culture Bochum Museum, Bochum, Germany
1995 — New Art from Armenia: Stream of Fire European Cultural Month, Nicosia, Cyprus
1995 — Contemporary Art in Armenia
1980- 1995 — Celebration of Armenia Culture in Moscow, Russia
1995 — Artists of Armenia and the Diaspora Cite des Beaux Arts, Paris, France
1994 — Personal Icon Ex-Voto Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
1994 — Contemporary Art of Armenia Columined House of Unions, Moscow, Russia
1994 — Yerevan Landscape Ex-Voto, Yerevan. Armenia
1993 — Four Contemporary Armenian Artists Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
1993 — Beyond Idiom-Contemporary Crossover Art in Armenia American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
1992 — Contemporary Armenian Artists Gallery Vision, Kassel, Germany
1992 — Armenian Post-Modernism GOYAK Association $ collection, Moscow, Russia
1992 — Group Exhibition Express Avant-Garde Gallery, Moscow. Russia


2009 — National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2002 — Melina Mercury Hall, Nicosia, Cyprus
2001 — Die Galerie Bodenschatz, Basel, Switzerland
1999 — 13 Ayios Kassianos, Nicosia, Cyprus
1997 — AUX Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
1996 — Galerie La Hune, Paris, France
1992 — New Academy Gallery, London, UK