Jackie Kazarian’s paintings, drawings, installations and video have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including New York, Chicago, Miami, Pasadena, Spain, Japan and Syria. Her paintings often suggest a human condition or feeling and are known for their vivid colors and brushwork. Kazarian taught painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for 10 years and has served on advisory committees for Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Chicago Park District. Her work is in many private and public collections, including the Chicago Police Department and the U.S. Embassy in Armenia.
Kazarian has created large-scale installations and videos that used in dance performances for The Seldoms and 58 Group, Chicago. In 2010, Kazarian represented the U.S. as a visiting artist for the State Department in Syria, where she presented solo exhibitions and taught painting workshops in Damascus and Latakia. Kazarian is a 2008 fellow of the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media at Columbia College and a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA) and Duke University (BS). She lives and works in Chicago.
To see more of Jackie's work you can visit her website.