Photo: Wayne Shimabukuro
  Charles Garabedian
 
1923 Born, Detroit, MI
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education:
1942 - 45 S/Sgt. U.S.A.F.
1961 Master of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles

selected biography | selected books and exhibition catalogues | selected reviews and articles
 


Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions

Charles Garabedian: Sacrifice for the Fleet
8 October - 7 November 2015
CHARLES GARABEDIAN: re:GENERATION
11 April - 18 May 2013
     
Charles Garabedian: Works from 1966 - 1976
22 March - 12 May 2012
 
Charles Garabedian: Recent paintings
8 April - 8 May 2010
     

Charles Garabedian: New Works on Paper
6 January - 3 February 2007

 

Charles Garabedian
9 September - 9 October 2004

    → view all past solo/group L.A. Louver exhibitions

Selected museum exhibitions

Charles Garabedian: Mythical Realities
Betty Cuningham Gallery
New York, NY
14 January 2015 - 21 February 2015

L.A. Raw: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles,
1945-1980, from Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy

includes William Brice, Charles Garabedian and Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz
22 January 2012 - 20 May 2012
Pasadena Museum of California Art
www.pmcaonline.org

     

Perpetual Conceptual: Echoes of Eugenia Butler
includes Charles Garabedian and Edward & Nancy Reddin Kienholz
25 January 2012 - 21 April 2012
LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)
www.nomadicdivision.org

 

Charles Garabedian: Mythologies
Betty Cuningham Gallery
New York, NY
16 February - 24 March 2012

     

Under the Big Black Sun: California Art, 1974 - 81
includes Terry Allen, Tony Berlant, Charles Garabedian and Michael C. McMillen
2 October 2011 - 13 February 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
www.moca.org/black_sun

  Charles Garabedian
A Retrospective

22 January - 1 May 2011
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara, CA
    → view all past museum exhibitions

Selected articles

Garibyan, Nare, "Figurative Mythology," 
Yeveran, January 2013: 122-127. Print
full article | yerevanmagazine.com

Pagel, David, “Mock take on urban fantasies,”
L.A. Times, 30 March, 2012: D12. Print
full article

     
Meyers, Holly. "Visions of a Late Bloomer"
Los Angeles Times. 27 February 2011.
full article | www.latimes.com

Knight, Christopher. "Art review: 'Charles Garabedian:
A Retrospective,' Santa Barbara Museum of Art"
The Los Angeles Times. 1 February 2011.
full article | latimesblogs.latimes.com

     
Kessler, Charles. "Charles Garabedian Retrospective"
Left Bank Art Blog. 6 March 2011.
leftbankartblog.blogspot.com

Interview with Charles Garabedian, Conducted by Anne Ayers for
the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
At Garabedian's studio in Los Angeles, California 21 August 2003
www.aaa.si.edu

     
Publications

Charles Garabedian Charles Garabedian
A fully illustrated catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition.

84 pages, 25 color illustrations
Softcover
Charles Garabedian Charles Garabedian: A Retrospective
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
22 January - 17 April 2012
Foreword by Larry J. Feinberg, text by
Julie Joyce, Michael Duncan,
Christopher Miles and Nevin Schreiner
198 pages, 84 color illustrations
Hardcover
     
Charles Garabedian: The Archipelago of Time The Archipelago of Time
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
12 September - 19 October 1996
Text by Pierre Picot
and Charles Garabedian
44 pages, 14 color illustrations
Softback
 
Charles Garabedian: Painting 1978 - 1982 Painting 1978 - 1982
8 February - 5 March 1983
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
32 pages, 19 color illustrations
Softback
     
Charles Garabedian: You Are Going On A Trip 1961 - 1980 You Are Going On A Trip 1961 - 1980
A portfolio of 11 etchings and lithographs
 
     
Publications
Catalog
2015
84 pages
Softcover
Catalog
Charles Garabedian
A Retrospective

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
2012
198 pages
Hardcover
Catalog
1996
44 pages
Softback
Catalog
Painting
L.A. Louver
1983
32 pages
Softback
Selected articles
Garibyan, Nare, "Figurative Mythology," 
Yeveran, January 2013: 122-127. Print
full article | yerevanmagazine.com

Pagel, David, “Mock take on urban fantasies,”
L.A. Times, 30 March, 2012: D12. Print
full article

Meyers, Holly. "Visions of a Late Bloomer"
Los Angeles Times. 27 February 2011.
full article | www.latimes.com
Knight, Christopher. "Art review: 'Charles Garabedian: A Retrospective,' Santa Barbara Museum of Art"
The Los Angeles Times. 1 February 2011.
full article | latimesblogs.latimes.com

Kessler, Charles. "Charles Garabedian Retrospective"
Left Bank Art Blog. 6 March 2011.
leftbankartblog.blogspot.com

Interview with Charles Garabedian, Conducted by Anne Ayers for
the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
At Garabedian's studio in Los Angeles, California 21 August 2003
www.aaa.si.edu

Selected works

1964 - 1969

1970 - 1979

1980 - 1989

1990 - 1999

2000 - 2009

2010 - the present

Sacrifice for the Fleet
L.A. Louver, 2015

Charles Garabedian<BR>
Sacrifice for the Fleet, 2014<BR>
acrylic on paper<BR>
47 3/4 x 68 1/2 in. (121.3 x 174 cm)<BR>
Framed: 52 x 72 1/2 x 2 in. (132.1 x 184.2 x 5.1 cm)

Sacrifice for the Fleet

Charles Garabedian<BR>
Study for Electra and Orestes, 2013<BR>
charcoal on paper<BR>
50 x 61 1/2 in. (127 x 156.2 cm)<BR>
Framed: 44 1/4 x 64 x 2 in. (112.4 x 162.6 x 5.1 cm)

Study for Electra and Orestes

Charles Garabedian<BR>
The Sorrows of Electra, 2015<BR>
acrylic on paper<BR>
41 3/4 x 47 1/2 in. (106 x 120.7 cm) <BR>
Framed: 45 1/4 x 51 x 2 in. (114.9 x 129.5 x 5.1 cm)<BR>
Private collection

The Sorrows of Electra

re:GENERATION
L.A. Louver, 2013

Charles Garabedian<br>
Shy Girl, 2013<br>
acrylic on paper and canvas<br>
48 x 29 in. (121.9 x 73.7 cm)

Shy Girl

Charles Garabedian<br>
You Should Have Looked at Me, 2012<br>
acrylic on paper<br>
101 x 38 1/2 in. (256.5 x 97.8 cm)

You Should Have Looked at Me

Charles Garabedian<br>
Family Affair, 2012<br>
acrylic on paper<br>
108 x 36 in. (274.3 x 91.4 cm)

Family Affair

Charles Garabedian<br> 
Full Frontal, 2012<br> 
acrylic on paper<br> 
85 x 31 in. (215.9 x 78.7 cm)

Full Frontal

Works from 2010 - 2011

Charles Garabedian<br>
Venusberg, 2011<br>
acrylic on paper<br>
47 3/4 x 130 in. (121.3 x 330.2 cm)

Venusberg

Charles Garabedian<br>
Early Collector, 2011<br>
acrylic on paper<br>
47 5/8 x 45 5/8 in. (121 x 115.9 cm)

Early Collector

Charles Garabedian<br>
The Recliners, 2011<br>
acrylic on paper<br>
60 1/4 x 47 3/4 in. (153 x 121.3 cm)

The Recliners

Charles Garabedian<br>
Frances, 2010<br>
acrylic on paper <br>
49 x 47 1/2 in. (124.5 x 120.7 cm) <br>
framed: 53 1/2 x 51 in. (135.9 x 129.5 cm)

Frances

Charles Garabedian: A Retrospective
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

Charles Garabedian<br>
Garden, 2001<br>
acrylic on canvas<br>
96 x 78 in (240 x 198 cm)

Garden

Charles Garabedian<br>
Apollo and Daphne, 2001<br>
graphite on paper<br>
36 x 30 in (91.4 x 76.2 cm)

Apollo and Daphne

Charles Garabedian<br>  
The Ceramicist, 2006<br>  
acrylic on canvas<br>  
42 x 72 in. (106.7 x 182.9 cm)

The Ceramicist

Charles Garabedian<br>
Untitled, 2007<br>
charcoal on paper<br>
Paper: 72 x 48 in. (182.9 x 121.9 cm)<br>
Framed: 81 x 52 1/4 in. (205.7 x 132.7 cm)

Untitled

Charles Garabedian: Recent Paintings
L.A. Louver, 2010

Charles Garabedian<br>
Apollo and Daphne, 2009<br>
acrylic on paper<br>
35 1/2 x 94 1/2 in. (90.2 x 240 cm)<br>
Private collection

Apollo and Daphne

Charles Garabedian<br>
Adam and Eve, 2009<br>
acrylic on paper<br>
71 x 47 3/4 in. (180.3 x 121.3 cm)

Adam and Eve

Charles Garabedian<br>
Amazon Queens, 2009<br>
acrylic on paper<br>
47 3/4 x 40 1/4 in. (121.3 x 102.2 cm)

Amazon Queens

Charles Garabedian<br>
Starless Night, 2009<br>
acrylic on paper<br>
47 3/4 x 61 in. (121.3 x 154.9 cm)

Starless Night