Download CV


GAGIK AROUTIUNIAN
1500 S. Western Ave, Chicago, IL, 60608
email: aroutiun(@)sbcglobal.net

   
1991 MFA in Sculpture, Towson University, Towson, MD
1987 BA in Painting, Fine Art Studio Specialist Program, University of Toronto, Canada
   
Academic Appointments
2002-present

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Media
DePaul University, Chicago IL
   
From 1991-2002 taught at the following institutions:
Temple University in Rome, Rome, Italy
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Towson University, Towson, MD
University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
   
Solo Exhibitions
2009

"Displacement" Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Crealde School of Visual Arts, Orlando, Fl, January 16-March 14
2005 "Recent Work", Gallery Juno, New York, NY
2002 "Desire, Tunnel and Wheelchair" Harris K. Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2002 Recent Work, Gallery Juno, New York, NY
2000 The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Covington, KY
1998 Recent Work, Gallery Juno, New York, NY
1996 Recent Work, Gallery Juno, New York, NY
1996 Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Crealde School of Visual Arts, Orlando, Fl
1994 Recent Work, Gallery Francoise e.s.f., Baltimore, MD
1994 Chesapeake Gallery, Bel Air, MD
1993 "Artsakh and Traveler", Canadian Cultural Center in Rome, Rome, Italy
1991 Gallery Francoise e.s.f., Baltimore, MD
1991 Holtzman Gallery, Towson University, Towson, MD
1990 International Sculpture Center at Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC
1982 Artist's Space at College Park, Toronto, Canada
   
Commissions
2001-2003



Interactive, 18" tall, stainless steel structure with moving components and inscriptions in five languages, commissioned by Xavier University's Jesuit community and installed in the center of campus, commemorating the inauguration of Michael J. Graham S.J., President of Xavier University.
   
Selected Group Exhibitions
2011 Video Sculpture. DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
2010 61st Annual Artists' Ball. ICO Gallery Chelsey, New York City, NY
2010 Szkola Bydgoska HALLO! City Gallery of Bydgoszcz (BWA), Poland
2010 Sculpture In The 21st Century, Center For The Arts Gallery, Towson, MD
2010 Faculty Exhibition, DePaul University
2008

"Go Figure," Carnegie Visual and Performing Art Center’ Duveneck Gallery, Covington, KY, June 6-July 10, 2008 (two person show)
2007 "Ritual", Gallery 621 Art Center, Tallahassee, Florida (three person show)
2006 Chicago’s Own: Recent Videos by DePaul Art Faculty at Chicago Filmmakers
2006 Group show: Sculptors Inc at Columbia Art Center, Columbia, MD
2005 Faculty Exhibition, DePaul University
2004 "Two Artists", FlatFile Gallery, Chicago (two person show)
2003 Inaugural Show of the FlatFile Gallery, Chicago
2002 Group Show of Gallery Artists, Gallery Juno, New York, NY
2001 "Memoir/Reve", Project Room in FlatFile Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Group Show of Gallery Artists, Gallery Juno, New York, NY
2001

"Untitled", Collaborative Performance with Denise Burge at SSNova Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (two person show)
2001 Meyerhoff Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.
2000

"Century’s End: The American Experience 2000", South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
1999 Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, England
1999 Group Show of Gallery Artists, Gallery Juno, New York, NY
1999 "Strictly Tactile", Holtzman Gallery, Towson University, Towson, MD
1999 "Art in the Landscape" Lillian Holt Center for the Arts, Baltimore, MD
1999 "Artscape 2000 Minus 1", Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
1999 "Boxed Heads", Video Performance, St. John's U.M.C., Baltimore, MD
1998 Esther Prangley Rice Gallery, Western Maryland College, Westminster, MD
1998 The Gallery, Catonsville Community College, Catonsville, MD
1997 "The Narrative Spirit", Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
1997

"The Metaphors of the Tower of Babel", Norman and Sarah Brown Gallery at Jewish Community Center, Baltimore, MD
1997 Liriodendron Mansion, Bel Air, MD
1996 "Stand-Ins", McLean Project for Arts, McLean, VA
1996 Biennial 1996, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
1996 Baltimore Sculptors Inc Anniversary show, Mill River Gallery, Ellicott, MD
1995 Gallery Artist Group Show, Gallery Juno, New York, NY
1995 "Pulling Time", Performance, St. John’s U.M.C
1995 "Two New Artists", Gallery Juno, New York, NY
1994 "Water Temple", Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
1994 Baltimore Sculptors Inc Show, Holtzman Gallery, Towson University
1993 Faculty Show, Temple University's Gallery in Rome, Rome Italy
1993 "Burial", Performance, Ponte G. Matteotti, Rome, Italy
1991 Gatsby Gallery, Owing Mills, MD
1991 Elkton Arts Center, Elkton, MD
1991 Life of Maryland Gallery, Baltimore Life Ins. Company, Baltimore, MD
1991 City Hall Courtyard Galleries, Baltimore, MD
1991 Union Gallery, Towson University, Towson, MD
1990 Marlborough Gallery, Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD
   
Other Activities
2009

Visiting Artist Speaker, Crealde School of Visual Arts, Orlando, Fl.
Presentation titled "Displacement: Thirteen Years of Evolution"
2006

Chaired Session titled "Reinvented Memory: Contemporary Practices in Art", at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference in Boston.
2006


Paper/Presentation, "Issues in Representation of Genocide and the Holocaust" International Conference on the Arts In Society University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
2005


Paper/Presentation "Displaced Appearances" at the Sixth Conference of International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), Boca Raton, Florida, June 2005.
1999

Guest Speaker, Visiting Artists and Scholars Series, University of Cincinnati, School of Art: delivered a presentation and lecture entitled "Representing Time: Transience in Process"
1998

Guest Curator for Installation and Performance Art, SoWeBo Art Festival, Baltimore, MD
1998

Guest Panelist, Forum Discussion on Performance Art, organized by the Fells Point Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
   
Selected Reviews and Bibliography
2010

Catalog entry for the exhibition catalog of ASA 61st Annual Artists’ Ball, New York
2010 Catalog entry for the exhibition catalog of HALLO project, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2009


Philip E. Bishop, "Simple Images Speak Volumes. Displacement: Sculptures and Installations by Gagik Aroutiunian", Orlando Sentinel, February 26, 2009, Orlando, FL
2009

Terry Hummel, "Sculptures as Metaphors", Orlando Sentinel, January 16, Orlando, FL
2006


Henrik Igityan, Armenian Palette-New Generation (Yerevan: Tigran Metz, 2006), pages 224- 233, 365. (Igityan is founder and director of Museum of Contemporary Art in Yerevan, Armenia.)
2005

"Art Review - Gagik Aroutiunian’s Video Assemblages and Their Tacit Contents," The Armenian Reporter International (New York), July 9, 2005.
2003 "I Morti and desire TUNNEL+Wheelchair," Dialogue Magazine, Jan/Feb, 2005.
2002 Steve Ramos, "Projected Life," City Beat (Cincinnati), October 3, 2002.
2000 Fran Watson, "Putting you in Art," City Beat (Cincinnati), April 20, 2000.
2000 Julie York, "American Travels," South Bend Tribune, May 14, 2000.
1998

John Dorsey, "Bold Choices Make Strong Solid Show," The Baltimore Sun, November 24, 1998.
1997 Joanne Milani, "Artistic Tales," Tampa Tribune, March 20, 1997.
1996 Ferdinand Protzman, "Art and Soul," The Washington Post, December 28, 1996.
1996


Philip Bishop, "Sculptures are Steps in Haunting Journey: Gagik Aroutiunian’s The Traveler and His Road Shares the Exiled Artist's Personal Odyssey," The Orlando Sentinel, September 29, 1996.
1996

Sue di Pasquale, "In the Studio with Gagik Aroutiunian", John's Hopkins Magazine 48, n. 4 (September).
1993

John Dorsey, "Artists Test the Limits of Abstract Sculpture," The Baltimore Sun, January 13, 1993.
1990

John Dorsey, "Sculpture of Found Objects is Touching," The Baltimore Sun, October 23, 1990.
1991

John Dorsey, "Works by Two Stand Out in 'Off the Wall' Exhibit" The Baltimore Sun, March 14, 1991.
1990

John Dorsey, "Five Sculpture Shows but Few Sculptors," The Baltimore Sun, June 6, 1990.
1989

John Dorsey, "Unknown Sculptor Captures Attention," The Baltimore Sun, September 19, 1989.
   
Media Appearances
2000

Featured in King Gimp, directed by William Whiteford (King Gimp won an Academy Award in 2000 for Best Documentary.)
1995 Show Cable 10, TV interview (20 minutes), February 1, Toronto, Canada