Mkrtich Mazmanian_bw Born – Yerevan, Armenia, maintains studios in Yerevan & Beirut
1965-1972 – Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Terlemezian University, he continued his higher education in Tallinn, Estonia

Abstract Women Figures series, Bronze, Silver and Resin, approximate 40″ x 15″ x 10″

Mazmarian-Trinity_Bronze_Gold Plated_42cm x 20cm x 7cm   Mazmarian-Tall Figure   Mazmarian-Cleopatra_2016_resin_19.6 x 23.6 x 11 Inches (50 x 60 x 30 cm)              Mazmarian-Fire_85cmx35cmx45cm_2916Mazmanian_ Divine Pearl_85x33x23_Bronze   Mazmarian-Soul Cast_ 75 x 15 x 10cm_Bronze Mazmanian_Equillibrium two_110x15x10_Bronze   Mazmarian-Spring Flower_46x27x15cm_bronze_nickel

ARTIST STATEMENT
Mazmanian is one of Armenia’s best-known figurative sculptors. His spatial sculptures, in bronze and marble, have been described as ‘abstract yet contain realism’. They carry intellectual inertia by showing human ambition, cultivation, awakening, and evolution. His art emphasizes clean geometrical lines that balance forms inherent in his materials with the symbolic allusions of representational art reminiscent of Brancusi’s Bird in Space sculpture.

Mazmanian’s latest collection of sculptures is entitled “The Middle Eastern Woman.” Living in Beirut, Lebanon, where refreshing artistic therapy was in dire need, inspired it. Here, in what became his new home, his new style featuring turning, bending, stretching women’s silhouettes emerged.

Mazmanian settled in Beirut in 1991, lives and works in both Beirut and Armenia. He is a member of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Armenia (since 1979) as well as the International Association of Art, UNESCO (since 1990). He won the Best Sculpture Award at the Art Expo New York (2017), as well as received a trophy as an honorary guest at the Beirut International Art festival 2017. Recently Officine Panerai, the Florentine House of Haute horology, announced its collaboration with Mkrtich Mazmanian in the frames of Beirut Art Week 2017.

 

Biography

Education
1965-1972 – Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with specialization in sculpting from Terlemezian, he continued his training in Tallinn, Estonia

Solo Exhibitions
2016 – Actress Varduhi Varderesyan , Yerevan, Armenia
2015 – “No To Genocide”, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2014 – Actor Sos Sargsyan, Yerevan, Armenia
2013 –  Prime Minister Joseph Skaff, Zahle, Lebanon
2012 – President Michel Suleiman, Beirut, Lebanon
2010 – Saeb Salam, Beirut, Lebanon
2010 –  Camille Chamoun, Del el Qamar, Lebanon
2009 – Saint Jacob Haddad, Beirut, Lebanon
2009 – Prime Minister Raffic Hariri, Beirut, Lebanon
2008 – Prime Minister Raffic Hariri, Martyr’s square, Lebanon
2005 – Saint Jacob Haddad with his students, Del-el Qamar, Lebanon
2005 – Saint. Mary, Der-el–Qamar, Lebanon
1991 – Heroes Monument, Shengavid, Armenia
1991 – Movses Korkissian, Asrthur Karapetian and their friends      Yerevan, Armenia
1999 – The monumental statue of Cardinal Sfeir Rayfoun, Lebanon
1980 – Yerevan International Zvartnots Airport, Yerevan, Armenia
1979 – Ornaments at the Youth Palace, Yerevan, Armenia
1979 – Obelisks that survived the earthquake in Leninakans airport and its main squares Gyumri, Armenia

Group Exhibitions
2017­ – Red Dot Miami Art Fair, Miami, USA
2017 – Noahs Art Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2017 – New York Art Expo, New York, USA
2016 – Artists Union Palace, Yerevan, Aremnia
2014 – Galerie KO21 “Corps en flame”, Paris, France
2014 – Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
2014 – Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2014 – Louvre, Paris, France
2014 – Art Monaco, Monaco, France
2012 – Art Monaco, Monaco, France
2012 – Hivernales De Paris, Paris, France
2012 – Beirut Art Fair “ME.NA.SA.ART” Beirut, Lebanon
2012 – Le Gray Hotel, Esquisse Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2011 – Ministry of Tourism, Esquisse Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2010 – Art Center, Manama, Bahrain
2009 – “Museum of “Cilicia” (permanent exhibit), Antelias, Lebanon
1997-2008 – “Museum of Sursock”, Beirut, Lebanon
2001 – Euro Art, Geneva, Switzerland
2000 – EUROPART, Fiera Internationale del’Arte, Geneva, Switzerland
2000 – Euro Art, Geneva, Switzerland
1995 – Euro Art, Geneva, Switzerland
1992 – “La Cigale”, Beirut, Lebanon
1979 – Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
1977 – Art Gallery, Talin, Estonia