Narine Isajanyan


was born in Armenia and began drawing and painting at an early age. During her childhood, she visited many museums and galleries in Armenia and St. Petersburg and received training in music and dance. She moved to Moscow to study at the Moscow Architectural Institute but found Soviet regulations with architecture too restrictive and sought more freedom to express her ideas through her art. She returned to Armenia. From 1990 to 1995 she worked on her MFA at Yervan University of Art and Theater in Yerevan, Armenia. She first started exhibiting her art in 1990 in Armenia and participated in numerous shows in Moscow, Beruit, Abu Dhabi, Croatia and Belgium. She came to the United States in 1998 when she was invited to participate in an art exhibition and since then has exhibited her paintings at many galleries in the Los Angeles area.

Inspired by the impressionist painter Monet, Narine’s work is expressionist, minimalist and conceptual by turns. Whether on canvas, paper, board, wood or actually made of metal, her pieces become abstract landscapes that are as fluid within as they are consistent and organic as a whole.

About her art, Narine says, “When I paint, I feel like I am flying and dancing; I hear music in my mind. Through my art I want to express the freedom I feel in my soul.”