"Life is what inspires me, the everyday life"
Susanna Arakelyan lives and works in Yerevan, Armenia. She was born on the 4th December 1972 in Yerevan. While she was a young girl, Susanna attended the Modern Art Studio for Children in 1983-87, Faculty of Graphics. She studied at the Yerevan State University in 1992-1997 and got a diploma in Fine Art and Graphic Design.
The artist mostly finds her inspirations in real life and gives them a new life by transforming them, by catching fragments of life. “I try to express myself in a warm and simple way, to make my paintings accessible to the public and touch human feelings – such as love, memory and humour”- she says.
2003 – “Russian Travel Gallery”, Edinburg, UK
2011 – “Art World Gallery”, Yerevan, Armenia
1986 - Modern Art Studio for Children, Yerevan
1995 - Swiss-Armenian Youth Club “Aragast”, Yerevan
1997 – Cultural Centre in Sozopol, Bulgaria
1997 – Cultural Centre in Bucharest, Romania
2006 – “Old Gyumri”, Biennale International of Gyumri, Armenia
2012- “Woman in Art” Union of Artists of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA), Yerevan
Private collection: Yerevan, Armenia; Geneva, Swiss; Los Angeles, USA; Moscow, Russia; Edinburg, UK; Munich, Germany; Paris, France
Membership & Prizes
2000 – Special prize in the Group Exhibition in the Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA) for “The Foot”, included also on the official catalogue “Civic Commotion”
Since 2007 – Honourable and official member of the Union of Designers of Armenia