Hrachya Vardanyan is a seeker whose passion breaks through, relates to and honors ancient mythologies and wisdom while revealing the deeper meaning each and every form holds. It is in the artist's probing of matter that one finds the resulting traces of his path. He conjures personal and impersonal memories of his earthly influences, obscuring scenes, hazy and vague unless challenged by interpersonal encounters.
Works and projects of Hrachya Vardanyan evoke an inner landscape where instinct, matter and the unknown coalesce with political, cultural and transpersonal applications. His paintings possess a suggestiveness, at once organic and alive in texture, yet transparent by nature of their ethereal presence.
Born in Gyumri, Amenia (1987), Hrachya Vardanyan continues to live and work in his hometown. He participated in several international residencies and exhibitions including those in China, U.S.A. and in multiple European countries.
2005-2010 Yerevan Institute of Fine Arts, Gyumri, Armenia
Master's degree in Fine Arts, focus: hand-made bookmaking.
Co-founder of "Wishapaqar: Node of Space & Human Perception”, a cultural NGO, Armenia
Member of "AKOS" Cultural NGO
2017, March- June, Neubruck, Austria
”Crossing Spaces-Scheibbs meets Armenia”,
Pilot art-residency project in development of Armenian-Austrian cultural connections, realized in Neubruck Toepperschloss and Old Paper Factory
2015, July Deer Isle, ME, USA
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts: session Textile/Surface Design
With Prof. Mary Anne Jordan, educational project supported by “Luys” Foundation
2012, February-March Clo, Ireland
Samkura Trans-European Art and Culture project supported by the EACEA
International artist in residence program with thematic research and the production of new artworks.
2016 Skatchewan, Canada
„MEET IN THE MIDDLE: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM“
Talk in Panel 2 about Curating Art/Film/Expanded Cinema
Chair: Elizabeth Matheson (Strandline Curatorial Collective)
2013 Mallorca, Spain“Mallorca Translocal Meeting”: an artists’ initiatives meeting involved Pilari Joan Miro foundation for the conference and outside installations. Exhibition at the Casal Can Gelabert cultural center of Binissalem.