Amy Sarkisian

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Amy Sarkisian
Born 1969
Cleveland, Ohio
Education Kent State University, BFA, 1994; UCLA, MFA, 1997
Known for Sculpture

Amy Sarkisian (born 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.) is a contemporary artist[1] living and working in Los Angeles, California. She received a BFA from Kent State University in 1994 and a MFA from UCLA in 1997.

Sarkisian is primarily a sculptor[2] but works in a variety of media that includes painting, drawing and collage. She is known for her jeweled skulls.[3][4] In a 2011 interview, she named Brancusi, Eva Hesse and Louise Bourgeois as among her influences.[5]

Sarkisian is represented by Galerie Carlos Cardenas in Paris and Kathryn Brennan Gallery in Los Angeles. She is also a member of Artists Pension Trust Los Angeles.

Sarkisian has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums such as



  1. ^ "First take first take first. Dennis Cooper on AMY SARKISIAN". 2002-01-01. Retrieved 2011-02-04. That exhibition may turn out to be a career breakthrough, having garnered this cultishly revered artist's artist her first widespread recognition. An alumna of UCLA's class of '97, which gave us rising art stars like Evan Holloway and Liz Craft, Sarkisian determinedly pursues her peers' shared interest in the physics of materiality and space, incorporating West Coast-brand Post-conceptualism into quasi novelty sculptures that filter cerebral thrills though black slapstick humor. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Ken (13 February 2004). "ART IN REVIEW - 'Scream'". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-04. Amy Sarkisian's cartoonish sculptural heads of 19th-century gothic characters are mildly amusing. 
  3. ^ Lozano, Alfonso (2008-12-10). "Amy Sarkisian, calaveras fashion". Suburbios Utópicos. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  4. ^ "Jeweled skulls by Amy Sarkisian". MAKE. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  5. ^ "In Conversation: Michelle Carla Handel and Amy Sarkisian". Weekend. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  6. ^ "Amy Sarkisian". ArtSlant. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 

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