Photography by 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
 


Upcoming exhibition

Charles Garabedian
8 October - 7 November 2015

 
     
Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions

CHARLES GARABEDIAN:
re:GENERATION

11 April - 18 May 2013

Charles Garabedian: Works from 1966 - 1976
22 March - 12 May 2012

     

Loose Canon
Second floor and Skyroom
13 October 2011 - 12 November 2011

 
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: A Retrospective 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
     

Selected works

1964 - 1969

1970 - 1979

1980 - 1989

1990 - 1999

2000 - 2009

2010 - the present

re:GENERATION
11 April -
18 May 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

Recent paintings >>

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

22 January - 17 April 2011
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, 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
8 April - 8 May 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