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HAKOB HAKOBYAN

Hakob Hakobyan is an Armenian contemporary artist whose works inhabit a space between portraiture and the abstract. Fueled by dreams, emotions, memories, and visions of the future, Hakob employs a vibrant palette of colors to impart the beauty he sees in each moment. “Colors are a part of my inspiration. I change them as my emotion in the work changes. My palette right now is bright, beautiful, optimistic. I am trying to find a little l light in a world that can be very dark.”

The son of artist Kajik Hakobyan, Hakob ‘s childhood in Armenia was one immersed in the artworld and in which he grew up, as he puts it, “feeling and seeing color in the mysterious art around me.” He began drawing at the age of six and held his first exhibition at nine. Awarded the prestigious Special Scholarship for Gifted Children by the Armenian Ministry of Culture, Hakob went on to train formally as an artist throughout his youth, finally graduating from the Yerevan Academy of Fine Arts with a master’s degree in fine art in 2007. 

“Art has literally been my life,” says Hakob, “since I first opened my eyes. It’s the language I first learned to speak.” 

Currently living and working in New York City, Hakob’s work has featured in solo and group shows throughout the U.S. and Armenia and is held in numerous private and public collections.   

“My art is the language I use to talk to this world, to represent myself. It keeps my soul clean,” he says. “The biggest goal in my life right now is to offer the world a little beauty, love, and happiness through my art.”

 

Exhibitions

2021   Monika Olko Gallery Solo Show Hamptons, Sag Harbor New York

2020   Danieli Fine Art Group Show West Palm Beach, Florida

2019   Contessa Gallery West Palm Beach, Florida

2017   Art Miami Art Fair Miami, Florida

2017   Fort Lauderdale Art Fair Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

2017   Group Show, VanDerPlus Gallery New York, New York

2017   Group Show, White Room Galley East Hampton, New York

2017   Memories of two Generations Tranter-Sinni Gallery Miami, Florida

2017   A. Tamanyan Museum (single work) Erevan, Armenia

2017   Van Der Plus Gallery New York, New York

2017   West Palm Beach International Art Fair West Palm Beach, Florida

2016   New York Art Expo New York, New York

2015   Spectrum Miami Art Fair Miami, Florida

2015   Show, MORA Jersey City, New Jersey

2014   Grand Salon Group Show 

2013   Greenpoint Gallery 10 Year Anniversary Grand Salon Group ShowNew York, New York                       2013   Peter Louis Salon Gallery New York

2013   Group Show, Peter Louis Salon Gallery New York

2013   Armenian Artists Group ExhibitionNew New York

2011   Armenian Artists Group Exhibition Erebuni Gallery New York, New York

2011   Group Show, Greenpoint Gallery New York, New York

2010   Group Show, Spring Exhibition Echmiadzin, Armenia

2009   Group Show, Sun Art Gallery Erevan, Armenia

2008   Group Show, Hay-Art Cultural Center Erevan, Armenia

2008   Women in Art Group Show, Hay-Art Cultural Center Erevan, Armenia

2007   Solo Show, Hay-Art Cultural Center Erevan, Armenia

2007   Group Show, Armenia Artist’s Union Erevan, Armenia

2007   Group Show (5 Works) Echmiadzin, Armenia

2007   Armenian Students Association Artists Ball New York, New York

2006   Group, Gallery of the Academy of Fine Art Erevan, Armenia

2006   The Color of Jazz Armenian Artists Students Union Erevan, Armenia

2004   Armenia is My Fatherland Armenian Artists Students Union Erevan, Armenia

2001   Group, Armenian Artists Students Union Erevan, Armenia 

1994   Group Show, History Museum of Kiev Kiev, Ukraine

1992   First Solo Show, Age 9 Echmiadzin, Armenia

Press

1992-Armenia Newspaper,
1992- Erevan Newspaper, 2006-Afisha Magazine,
2007-Afisha Magazine,
2008- Cultural Weekly Newspaper 2012-Miami Talented Magazine 2018- Voyage magazine, California LA