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Bio:

Gregory Vasgerdsian received his B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Arizona in 1987. An accomplished designer, his work has spanned communication design,
3-dimensional fibers, mixed media, model building, and painting. A resident of Martinez, California, his subject matter comes from day-to-day, visual experiences that are relevant to him. A constant producer, Gregory continues to work and exhibit with his most recent paintings focused on a few, select series.

 

Statement:

I paint with oils in the alla-prima method, relishing how the paint mixes, feels, and looks as it is laid down. The process is driven by what I love in method and what visually excites me — color harmonies, brushstrokes, transitions and blends of color. Painting on location is an important aspect of my process as my decisions in paint are based on living in, and experiencing the real world. I paint places and things that have been a part of my life — that have my interest for both visual and emotional reasons. Many of my paintings are started on location and finished in the studio. Other paintings are created completely in the studio, from notes, sketches and my imagination.


Exhibitions:

2017
The Beauty of Water, group show, Benicia Chamber of Commerce, Benicia, CA
Yountville Art Sip & Stroll, Yountville, California
Art Attacks Cancer, group show, Art Attack Gallery SF, San Francisco, California
The Art Of A Community, group show, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California

2016
Tiny, STUDIO Gallery, selected show, San Francisco, California
Miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California
Scene On the Strait, selected show, Martinez, Shoreline Park, Martinez, California
Open Studios, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California
The Art Of A Community, group show, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California

2015
Miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California
Scene On the Strait, selected show, Martinez, Shoreline Park, Martinez, California
Summer Show, selected, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, California
City Streets, STUDIO Gallery, selected show, San Francisco, California
Studios On The Streets, Martinez, California
Open Studios, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California
Terrain, STUDIO Gallery, selected show, San Francisco, California
From the Heart, Epperson Gallery, selected show, Crockett, California
The Art Of A Community, group show, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California

2014
Tiny, STUDIO Gallery, selected show, San Francisco, California
Miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California
Crockett Open Studios, Crockett, California
Scene On the Strait, selected show, Martinez, Shoreline Park, Martinez, California
Open Studios, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California
Inspiration Station, selected show, Napa Valley Wine Train Depot, Napa, California
The Art Of A Community, group show, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California

2013
Gems II, selected show, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California
Miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California
Gregory Vasgerdsian, solo show, Umpqua Bank. Benicia, California
Wet, group exhibit, Benicia Library, Benicia, California
Gregory Vasgerdsian, solo show, Walt Wines, Sonoma, California
The Art Of A Community, group show, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California

2012
Miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California
Scene On the Strait, selected show, Martinez, Shoreline Park, Martinez, California
Seeing Solano III, Vacaville Museum, Vacaville, California
Arts Benicia presents Gregory Vasgerdsian, Olson Realty, Inc. Benicia, California
Seeing Solano II, Solano Land Trust, Benicia Public Library, Benicia, California
Benicia, slected show, Benicia Chamber of Commerce, Benicia, CA
The Art Of A Community, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California

2011
Small Works Show, selected show, Renditions Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Gems, jury selected show, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California
Painting Show, selected group exhibit, Jordan Gallery, Benicia, California
Miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California
Seeing Solano, Solano Land Trust group show, Vallejo Naval Museum, Vallejo, CA
Scene On the Strait, selected show, Martinez, Shoreline Park, Martinez, California
Art & Wine in the Garden, The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, California
Crockett Paint Out, Epperson Gallery, Crockett, California
Scenes of Benicia, slected show, Benicia Chamber of Commerce, Benicia, CA
Plein Air Art, selected show, Walnut Creek Civic Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
Art Passages, selected show, Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County, CA
Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops Art Exhibit, Vallejo, California
The Art Of A Community, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California

2010
Miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California
The Best of Valona, selected show, Epperson Gallery, Crockett, California
Valona Paint Out, Epperson Gallery, Crockett, California
Feeling In Color, Solo Show, Umpqua Bank, Benicia, California
Orinda Silver Celebration, Orinda Library, Orinda, California
A Walk In The Art, Amfa Gallery, Orinda, California
Winters Plein Air Festival, Briggs & Co Gallery, Winters, California
Through The Artist's Eye—Solano Land Trust, Lynch Canyon, California
The Art Of A Community, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California
Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops Art Exhibit, Vallejo, California
17th Annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival Art Competition & Exhibit, St. Helena, CA

2009
Miniatures, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California
Valona Paint Out, Epperson Gallery, Crockett, California
Winters Plein Air Festival, Briggs & Co Gallery, Winters, California
Celebrating Vallejo's Urban Forest, Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo, CA
Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops Art Exhibit, Vallejo, California
The Art Of A Community, Arts Benicia, Benicia, California

2008
Valona Paint Out, Epperson Gallery, Crockett, California

Awards:

1st Place — Best Humanity and the Bay, 2011 Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops
1st Place — Best Humanity and the Bay, 2009 Bay Area Wetlands to Ridgetops

Education:

2007-2010 — Extensive studies with artist, Elio Camacho
1988-2007 — Various studies in design, drawing, model making and mixed-media
1988-Present — Graphic Artist
1987 — B.F.A. Studio Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
1984 — A.A. Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California

Affiliations:

Arts Benicia

Past Galleries:

Allison McCrady Fine Arts, Orinda, California
Briggs & Co. Gallery, Winters, California
Janice Rowell Gallery, Pacifica, California
Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, Lafayette, California
STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, California
Studio 41, Benicia, California

 

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