Kevork A. Cholakian
BFA/ Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York. Kevork began his career working in broadcast television as a graphic designer. While a graphic designer for most of his professional life he pursued his passion for fine art through his still life paintings. Kevork relocated to Los Angeles to take a senior design position in Television until 2010 when he left to pursue his fine art full-time. In addition to oil painting Kevork works in mixed media, ceramics and bronze. His work focuses on sculpture related to his still life painting. He is currently living and working in Los Angeles.
The play of what is real and what is not is an important part of my work. I use realism to convey humor, scale, irony, importance and familiarity to my subjects, but often add elements that prompt a second look. A constructed reality.
My compositions are simple, and void of all that is unnecessary. I focus mostly on large single dominant subjects, everyday objects, where the mundane becomes heroic, seducing the viewer to see things sometimes obvious and sometimes hidden in my work to challenge our preconception of the use of materials and prompt a closer look at the seemingly ordinary things around us.
BFA /Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
High School of Music and Art, New York City
2018 Group Show, Ethos Contemporary art, Newport Beach, CA
2018 "International Guild of Realists, group show Sante Fe, NM
2017 "Tiny Elephant,Giant Mouse, BG Gallery, Santa Monica California
2016 "Sculpture Maze", BG Gallery, Santa Monica California
2016 Group Show BG Gallery, Santa Monica California
2015 "It's Ok to be a Realist" Anne Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY.
2013 J2 Gallery Scottsdale AZ. Solo Exhibition, "Look Closer"
2010 Tarfest Juried Group Exhibition.
2009 Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles.
2008 Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles.
2007 Group Show James Gray Gallery, Santa Monica CA
2007 Juried Group Show San Diego Institute of Art, Museum of The Living Artist
2002 Group Show Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Los Angeles
1998 Group Exhibition, Hubert Gallery, NY
1996 Group Exhibition, Hubert Gallery, NY
1995 Group Exhibition, Hubert Gallery, NY
1994 Group Exhibition, Hubert Gallery, NY
1993 Group Exhibition, Hubert Gallery, NY
1992 Group Exhibition, Karen Warshaw Ltd., NY
2013: Ceramics Now Magazine, Feature Article
2013: American Collector Magazine, Feature article
Arizona State University Museum of Ceramics: Blue Stool.
Galleries with work in inventory
Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco