M.F.A. Painting, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. Painting, University of California, Los Angeles

teaching experience

  • 2000-2001 | Instructor in Art, Painting and Drawing; California State University Domingez Hills
  • 1992-1997 | Instructor in Art, Painting and Drawing; Pasadena City College
  • 1989-1990 | Lecturer in Painting, California State University Long Beach
  • 1986-1988 | Visiting Lecturer in Painting, Drawing, Multimedia; San Diego State University
  • 1983-1985 | Teaching Associate in Painting; University of Calilfornia Los Angeles

Grants and Awards_

  • California Arts Council: Artists Fellowship in Visual Arts, Painting
  • National Endowment for the Arts: Visual Artist Grant in Painting
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, San Diego State University
  • Mangasarian Armenian Scholapship, yearly, Los Angeles, CA
  • Graduate Division Research Grant, yearly, U.C.L.A.
  • Fine Arts Council, yearly Fellowships, U.C.L.A.

Reviews and Publications_

  • Mustang Daily; Cal Polytechnic State University, 11/6/97, Carrie Cardoza, “The Shape of Things”
  • Oakland Tribune; 1/6/96, Jolene Thym, “Wood Works”
  • Artweek; 8/2/90, Nancy Ann Jones. “Webs of Meaning”
  • Los Angeles Times; 7/1/90, “Art World”
  • L.A. Center for Photographic Studies; 11/90, “Fine Photographs”
  • Video Annex–Long Beach Museum of Art, 1/89, “Enlarging the Repertoire”
  • Los Angeles Times; 11/11/89, Cathy Curtis, “Frailty of Power”
  • L.A. Weekly; 2/24/89, Peter Frank, “Art Pick of the Week”
  • Los Angeles Times; 2/16/89, Marlene Donahue, “Toying with the Limits of Photography”
  • Artscene; 2/89, Dinah Berland, “Enlarging the Repertoire”
  • Los Angeles Times; 1/22/89, Z. Dubin, “Developing Photo Artists”
  • Long Beach Telegram; 1/22/89, Dinah Berland, “Photo’s Farthest Reaches—Art Brings the Medium Full Circle”
  • Orange County Register; 2/24/89, L. Tuchman, “Enlarging the Repertoire”
  • Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation; Spring 89, “Museum News”
  • Los Angeles Times; 11/15/87, “National Kudos”
  • Art in America; 12/87, W. Robinson, “NEA Artists Fellowships”
  • Los Angeles Times; 10/10/85, William Wilson, “Newcomers Show”
  • Asbarez Armenian News; 10/5/85, H. Varjabedian, “Modern Aborigines”


  • Centre Solutions Ltd., Bermuda
  • Babson College, Boston, MA
  • Stoneridge Associates, Boston, MA
  • Hale and Dore, Boston MA
  • State Street Research Company, Boston MA
  • Oakland City Hall, Oakland CA
  • Rubin Amirian, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nathanson and Tell, San Francisco, CA
  • Neery Melkonian, New York, NY
  • Randy Grief, Los Angeles, CA
  • UCLA, Kerkoff Hall, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mari Omori, New York, NY
  • Andrea Zittel, New York, NY
  • Barbara Stone, Berkeley, CA