Sylvia Mekhitarian

"I am driven by a concern for the current global environmental and social issues we face today. These ideas have influenced my perspective on life and the way I see the world."

Exerting control over nature - Stone lithography 39 x 28 cm

Born in Egypt, to Armenian parents, Sylvia Mekhitarian moved with her family to England during the Suez crisis. She was schooled in the UK and later migrated to Sydney, Australia where she married and had three children. She currently lives in the Blackall Range, QLD. During her university days, she lived in the coastal area of Byron Bay. After graduation, Sylvia held frequent solo shows in Australia. She experimented with printmaking techniques and since 2017 she has worked with lithography, spontaneously drawing directly onto the stone surface and marking using special crayons and tusche wash. Currently, her art is about environmental issues. Some of her artworks belong to private and public collections internationally.

 

Education

BA (visual arts) and Teaching Degree (high school), Southern Cross University. NSW.

PG. Dep., Computer Education. Griffith University QLD.

Digital Art & Media Certificate, North Coast Institute of TAFE. NSW.

Graphic Design Diploma, North Coast Institute of TAFE. NSW.

Where is Arcadia - Stone lithography 49 x 70 cm
End of life - Stone lithography 49 x 70 cm
Levitate - Stone lithography - Stone lithography 32 x 42 cm
Bounding for freedom 2 - Stone lithography 24 x 16 cm

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Kaeko Mizutani

"I create drawings that project the introversion which continues within my personal darkness and a universal motif which embraces what humans respect and fear, such as moths and internal organs. Eros is essential to life, and I find beauty in all surrounding creatures."

Tango japonais - Pen, brush and black ink on paper 455 x 310 mm

Born in 1969, Osaka, Japan, Kaeko Mizutani is largely self-taught and began his practice in 1994.

 

Solo Exhibitions

1992.Nov./Rib of the moon, Awakening of the pupa/ Gallery field in Kyoto

1995.Mar./Fimale Voice/gallery View in Osaka

1999.Feb./Another perspective/gallery field in Kyoto

2000.Jan./Vague outline/gallery field in Kyoto

2003.Dec./Corruption and Pleasure /gallery Ami in Osaka

2005.Apr./Rondo of Memory/a-space newnew in Hyogo

2006.May/Utopia/gallery Paraiso in Osaka

2011.Oct./My Moth Story/gallery Paraiso in Osaka

2014.June/True Black/SELF-SO art gallery in Kyoto

2019.Nov./Solo Exhibition/Maison de la Nouvelle Aquitaine in Paris, France

2019.Dec/Alchemy/gallery B-dama in Osaka

 

Two-person shows

2003.Jul./Winder(+ Takayuki Tomoi/space SOU in Osaka, Japan

2011.Sep./Melancholia Omnibus/ Amane-dou gallery in Osaka, Japan

2014.Oct./Retina of Prepato(+ Naomi Uehata/ Variete HONROKU in Tokyo, Japan

2015.May/48 Erotic Styles(+ Eiko Kamiyama/ART COMPLEUCE in Paris, France

2016.Dec/Monochrome Stroll/gallery Paraiso in Osaka, Japan

2018.May/Eternal Forest(+ Yuki Sato, Gallery I in Kyoto, Japan

 

Group Exhibits

Numerous shows Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, Singapore, New York and Paris.

 

Commercial projects

2019./2012 Vintage Wine Label/Domaine de Viaud/Bordeaux, France

 

Awards

2021, January The 4th BLACK & WHITE Finalist, Art Room Gallery (Online gallery)

2021, February The 5th ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE Finalist, Fusion Art Gallery (USA/CA)

Gymnopedie - Pen, brush and black ink on paper 100 x 148 mm
Theft - Pen, brush and black ink on paper 148 x 100 mm
Temptation to Fall - Pen, brush and black ink, watercolor on paper 100 x 148 mm
Spirits in the dark - Pen, brush and black ink, watercolor on paper 148 x 100 mm

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