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RAFFI KALENDERIAN

ARTISTIC JOURNEY

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Raffi Kalenderian, born in Los Angeles in 1981, continues to live and work in his hometown. The uniquely colored skies of L.A. have always been a significant source of inspiration for him, often vividly influencing his artwork. Another major stylistic influence on Kalenderian is the British artist David Hockney, known for his landscapes and portraits that capture a timeless moment. Kalenderian earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004. That same year, he completed a residency at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, and later, in 2007, he participated in another residency in St. Barthélemy in the French West Indies.

Kalenderian's artwork encapsulates a temporal complexity within a single moment, a recurring intrinsic quality of his pieces. He has mentioned that painting allows him to decelerate and concentrate on interpersonal relationships. Kalenderian finds great significance in the social aspect, noting that technology can be isolating. Spending a few hours with a friend, observing and conversing, offers a way to slow down. The resulting drawing becomes a record of this shared time and a testament to existence.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2024 Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Paris, France 2023 Miles McEnery Gallery, New York 2022 "Across the way moved in a pair, with passion in its prime, maybe they look through to us, and hope that's them in time", Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland "Before the Moon Falls", Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles, US 2021 Nassima Landau Foundation, Tel Aviv, Israel 2020 Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, US 2019 "Memento Vivo", Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles, US 2018 Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany 2017 "Portraits", Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland 2016 "Green River", Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy "For the Dead", Susanne Vielmetter, Culver City, US 2015 "Walk Through the Night", Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland 2014 Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany Susanne Vielmetter, Culver City, US 2013 "Paint Work", Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany 2012 "Interior Life", Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
"Currents, Undercurrents and Manoeuvres", Susanne Vielmetter, Culver City, US 2011 Brand New Gallery, Milano, Italy 2010 "Memoranda", Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland 2008 "Satellites", Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, US 2007 "Palimpsest: Selected Works on Paper", Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York, US 2006 "Wicked Waters", Medium, St. Barthélemy, French West Indies "Born Under Punches", Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, US

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 "Horizon Line," ABR Contemporary, Miami Beach, US 2022 "New Visions," The Love You Gallery, cur. Andrew Reed and Sophia Kardonski, Miami, US "30 Years Anniversary Exhibition", Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland “Plants Now!”, Vielmetter, Los Angeles, US "Dream Life", BB&M Contemporary Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 2021 "Eau de Valloton," Tif Sigfrids, Georgia, US "In the Meanwhile…Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, US "Via Cafe", Tif Sigfrids, Georgia, US 2020 "20 Years," Vielmetter Los Angeles, Los Angeles, US 2019 "What is an edition, anyway?," McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, US 2018 "Genius Loci", Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany, cur. Markus Herse "To our Fellow Artists and Poets who are Confused About Which Way to Go", Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain 2017 “What’s Up”, New York, cur. Lawrence van Hagen "Hotel Kalifornia", Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France 2016 "Painters' Painters", Saatchi Gallery, London, UK "Zeichnungen", Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany "A Verdant Summer", Taymour Grahne, New York, NY "Imagine", Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy 2015 "Reliability of Recognition", BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland "Art Rotterdam 2015", Orins A. Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2014 "Another Cat Show", 356 Mission, Los Angeles, US 2013 "Body Language", Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 2011 "From where you just arrived", Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, US "Eslov Wide Shut", Blomsterberg’s Warehouse, Eslov, Sweden "Goldmine", UAM, University Art Museum, Long Beach, US, cur. Christopher Scoates 2010 "Die Nase des Michelangelo", Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Marktgasse, Zurich, Switzerland "Kunst 10 Zürich, ZKB-Kunstpreis", Zurich, Switzerland "Painting", LA Art House, Los Angeles, US, cur. Roger Herman "Crystal World", Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, cur. Whiteny Bedford "Portraits de Collectionneurs", Muro Gallery, Châtelaine, Switzerland "Next Generation", Kunstmuseum St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland 2008 "L.A. Potential", Hangar 7, Salzburg, Austria, cur. Lioba Reddeker "Faces and Figures (Revisted)", Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, US "Stories: Portraits", Eleven Rivington, New York, US "Some Paintings: The Third (2007) LA Weekly Annual Biennal", Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, US, cur. Doug Harvey 2007 "Warhol & …", Kantor / Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, US "Cali in CPH, Part ii: Bucket of Ice", Co-Lab, Copenhagen, US 2006 "Fall", Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, US "The Boat Show", High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, US "Just My Funny Way Of Laughing", South La Brea Gallery, Inglewood, US 2005 "Christmas in July", Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, US 2004 "Dear Summertime", Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, US "Living in the Ice Age", University of California, Los Angeles, US "I’ll Walk You Home If You Walk Me Home Right After", Los Angeles, US, cur. Eric Palgon "UCLA Undergraduate Juried Show", Official Selection, UCLA, Los Angeles, US, jur. Christina Hernandez 2003 "UCLA Undergraduate Juried Show", Official Selection, UCLA, Los Angeles, US, jur. Liz Larner 2002 "New Work", University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

COLLECTIONS

Bayerische Staatsoper Portrait Gallery, Munich, Germany Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, US Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, US Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, US Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, US Saatchi Gallery, London, UK Chadha Art Collection, The Netherlands Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Torino, Italy 313 Art Project, Seoul, South Korea AMMA Fundacion Amparo y Manuel A.C., Puebla, Mexico

SELECTED WORKS

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