Mher Khachatryan (artist)

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Mher Khachatryan
Born (1983-11-03) November 3, 1983 (age 34)
Yerevan, Armenia
Nationality American
Education Art School of Hakob Kojoyan
Alma mater Art college of Panos Terlemezyan
Academy of Fine Arts in Yerevan, Armenia
Style Painting

Mher Khachatryan (born 1983) is an American artist, originally from Armenia.

Early life[edit]

Mher Khachatryan was inspired to paint following seeing the work of his Uncle.[1] From 1994, he attended Art School of Hakob Kodjoyan, in 1998 moving to Art college of Panos Terlemesyan.[2] In 2003, Khachatryan graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Yerevan, and moved to America.[3]


A large body of Khachatryan's work is informed by his experiences in Armenia and a desire to raise awareness of the Armenian Genocide.[4] Khachatryan paints mostly in the style of smoke. He says he does this because "[smoke] reminds us of our own life, how it can just start and finish and we have no control over it."[5]

In 2015, Khachatray's work was exhibited at "ARMENIA 100: A Musical, Theatrical, and Artistic Tribute to Armenian Culture in Commemoration of the Genocide Centenary".[6] He submitted work to Grand Rapid's prestigious ArtPrize in 2015.[4] He also submitted to ArtPrize Eight,[7] and Nine.[8] In May 2017, Khachatryan's work for World NO Tobacco Day in New York was featured in US Weekly,[9] OK! Magazine,[10] and Metro.[5]

Khachatryan's work is in collection of Van Der Plas Gallery,[11] and has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Armenia.[12]


Solo Exhibitions
Group Exhibitions
  • 2004, 2005, 2007 Arts Incubator, MO
  • 2008 – 27 N Moore St. Tribeca, NY
  • 2009 – "Art Of Fashion" Webster Hall, NY
  • 2009 – Dedicated To Armenian Orphans, NJ
  • 2011 – Fundraising In Hovnanian School, NJ

Personal life[edit]

In 2014, Khachatryan founded Art To Thank, a charity that donates portraits to veterans, wounded warriors and the families of deceased soldiers.[15]


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External links[edit]

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  1. ^ "Mher Khachatryan". ArtSlant. Retrieved 2017-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Mher Khachatryan". Retrieved 2017-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Mher Khachatryan | Miami Talent Magazine". Retrieved 2017-07-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Dedicated to the victims of 1915 Genocide by Mher Khachatryan". Retrieved 2017-07-03. 
  5. ^ a b Bowman, Lisa (2017-07-04). "Artist uses smoke to explore the fragility of life and death". Metro. Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  6. ^ Hairenik (2015-04-14). "‘ARMENIA 100’: Judith Lynn Stillman’s World Premiere to Commemorate Genocide Centenary". The Armenian Weekly. Retrieved 2017-07-03. 
  7. ^ "The Smoke by Mher Khachatryan". Retrieved 2017-07-03. 
  8. ^ "9/11 by Mher Khachatryan". Retrieved 2017-07-03. 
  9. ^ "Hot Pics". US Weekly. June 26, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Up In Smoke". OK! Magazine. July 10, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Mher Khachatryan – Van Der Plas Gallery". Van Der Plas Gallery. Retrieved 2017-07-03. 
  12. ^ "Պատասխան 100 տարի անց, անցյալը՝ ներկայում". Style Arka (in Հայերեն). Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  13. ^ "Mher Khachatryan: Armenian Genocide". Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  14. ^ "Ցեղասպանության 16 պատկեր | ԼյունՍե". (in Հայերեն). Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  15. ^ "Art to Thank | Charity organization". Art to Thank | Charity organization. Retrieved 2017-07-03.