Paul Sarkisian
Untitled (red 20, single panel variant), 2001


Untitled #45, 2005


Untitled #104, 2001


Untitled #67, 2003


Untitled #14, 2001


Untitled #96, 1998


1928
Born in Chicago, IL
2019
Died in Santa Fe, NM
Education
1955-56
Mexico City College
1953-54
Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California
1945-48
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Teaching
1972
University of Southern Florida, Tampa, FL
1971
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
1970
University of California, Berkeley, CA
1969
Los Angeles Art Center, CA
1969
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1965-69
Pasadena Art Museum, CA
Selected Solo
2017
Paul Sarkisian, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM
2014
SARKISIAN & SARKISIAN, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (curated by Dan Cameron)
2011
Paul Sarkisian: Drawings for Roman, Harwood Museum, Taos, NM
2005
Paul Sarkisian, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (curated by Louis Grachos)
1984
Tomasulo Art Gallery, Union County College, Cranford, NJ
1982
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Aspen Center for Visual Arts: Southwest Artists Series, CO
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
1981
Paul Sarkisian, ARCO Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Paul Sarkisian, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1980
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Wright State University, Dayton; Ohio, Traveling to: Herron Gallery, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN and Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1979
The Arts Club of Chicago, IL
1978
Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
1977
Paul Sarkisian: Photo Realism, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Houston, TX (Curated by Paul Schimmel)
1975
Paul Sarkisian, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Houston, TX (Curated by Paul Schimmel)
1973
Michael Walls Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1972
Paul Sarkisian, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1970
Paul Sarkisian, An Exhibition of Six Paintings, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
Four New Paintings, Michael Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1969
Paul Sarkisian, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (curated by Walter Hopps)
1968
Paul Sarkisian, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA
1963
Paul Sarkisian, La Jolla Art Center, La Jolla, CA
1962
Show One, Aura Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1958
Nova Gallery, Boston, MA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2014-15
Still Life: 1970s Photorealism, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (curated by Cathleen Chaffee) Travelled to: Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY; Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
2010
Hyperreal, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria
1999
Radical P.A.S.T.: Contemporary Art & Music in Pasadena 1960-1974, Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Postmark: An Abstract Effect, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
1993
Trompe l’Oeil-Illusionism: Curators' Forum, Hans and Walter Bechtler Gallery, Charlotte, NC (Catalogue)
1992
The Allure of Illusionism: Trompe l’Oeil In Contemporary American Painting, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, UT
1990
Pacific Enterprise Collection, Library Towers, Los Angeles, CA (Catalogue)
1989
Alcove Show, Santa Fe Art Museum, NM
1988
Directors Invitational, Helen B. Murray Gallery, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA. (Catalogue)
1987
Statements '87, Fine Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1986
New Mexico Collections, Fogelson Gallery, College of Santa Fe, NM
1985
Abstract Variations, Harcourts Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
The Real Thing; Trompe l’Oeil, Castle Gallery College of New Rochelle, NY
1984
American Art Now! Painting in the 80's, Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, Columbus, GA
American Scene, Adams-Middleton Gallery, Dallas, TX
Summer Group Show, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, NY
"Still Life Show", Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1983
Contemporary Visual Art Exhibition, Helios Fine Art and the El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX Realistic Directions, University Park, Pennsylvania
Contemporary Trompe l’Oeil Painting and Sculpture, Boise Gallery, Boise, ID
New Art from New York City, Contemporary Art Paintings, Wilmington, DE
Festival of the Arts, Center of the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Salon d'Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Major New Works, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Group Show, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
The Great Illusionists, Ben Shahn Gallery, Paterson, NJ
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE.
Material Illusions/Unlikely Materials, Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Contemporary Trompe l’Oeil Painting and Sculpture, Boise Gallery, Boise, ID
1981-83
Contemporary American Realism Since 1960, Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts. Curated by Frank Goodyear. Traveled to: Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA; Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal; The Salas de Exposiciones de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain; Kunsthalle, Nuremberg, Germany
1982
Works on Paper, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Workshops 1982, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
1981-82
Real, Really Real and Super Real, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; Traveled to: Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ; Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PN
1981
46th Annual National Midyear show, The Butler Art Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Summer Group Show, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Major New Works: Tenth Anniversary Show, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Realism, Brainerd Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y., at College of Arts and Sciences, Potsdam, NY
Director's Gallery Glimpse, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hampstead, NY
Realists Exhibition, Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Major New Works, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
The Artist and the Airbrush, San Jose State University Art Gallery, San Jose, CA
Rosalind Constable Invites, Festival/Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Group Show, Root Art Center, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
New York Gallery Showcase, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Still Life/Interiors, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
1980-81
A Decade of Drawing in Black and White: 1970-80, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Art for Collectors, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
Contemporary Art from New Mexico, A Scottish Arts Council Exhibition, Edinburgh, Scotland
Realism/Photo Realism, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK
Possibilities for Collectors III, Des Moines Art Center, IA
Contemporary Naturalism: Works of the 70's, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY
Illusions, (Turrell, Sarkisian, Okulick, Macaulay.), Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IA
Here and Now, 35 Artists in New Mexico, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Summer Group Show, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, The Center for Visual Arts Gallery, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1979-80
100 Artists 100 Years, The Alumni Schools of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
First Western States Biennial Exhibition, Organized by the Western Collection of Fine Arts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Traveled to: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA; University of Hawaii, Honolulu; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport, CA
1979
Prospectus: The Seventies, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Group Show, Middendorff-Lane Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Recent Acquisitions, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Soho Directions, Brookhaven National Labs, Upton, NY
Still Life, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
Paintings from New York Galleries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. Traveled to: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA; Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Group Show, University of North Dakota Art Galleries, Grand Forks, ND.
Things Seen: The Concept of Realism in 20th Century Art, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
Armory Show, Santa Fe, NM
The Reality of Illusion, The Denver Art Museum, CO
1978
Realists, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
Drawing the Line, Montclair Art Museum, NJ
Watercolors, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA
1977-78
Illusions of Reality, Australia Council. Traveling to: Australia National Gallery, Canberra; Western Australian National Gallery, Perth, Australia
Aspects of Realism, Sponsored by Rothmans of Pall Mall; Curated by Alan Hanlon. Traveling throughout Canada
1977
Group Show, Young-Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Painting in the Age of Photography, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Major New Works, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
New Realism, Jacksonville Art Museum, FL
Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
A View of the Decade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
1976
The Last Time I Saw Ferus, 1957-66, Newport Harbor Art Museum, CA
Visions, Distinguished Alumni, 1945 to Present, Chicago Art Institute, IL
Fall Invitational, Roswell Museum, NM
Painting and Sculpture in California, The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA.
Possibilities, Des Moines Art Center, IA
Painting and Sculpture Today, 1976, Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
12 Contemporary Artists Working in New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico, Fine Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM.
Drawings, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY
1975
Peter Ludwig Collection, Aachen Museum, Aachen, West Germany
34th Corcoran Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1973
Separate Realities, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA
1972
Chuck Close and Paul Sarkisian, Two Person Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
DOCUMENTA 5, Kassel, Germany
1971
Traveling Show of American Paintings and Prints, National Gallery of Australia
1970
Excellence: Art from the University Community, University Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Looking West, Joslyn Museum, Omaha, NE
1969
Whitney Annual, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1968
Late Fifties at the Ferus, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.
1965
Art '65 East and West, American Pavilion, New York World's Fair, New York, NY
100 California Artists, Pasadena Art Museum, CA
1962
Show One, Aura Gallery, Pasadena, CA
1960
Annual, Pasadena Art Museum, CA
1957
Gallery Artists Group Show, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Walter Hopps)
1956
Action2, NOW Gallery inside the Turnabout Theatre, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Walter Hopps)
1955
Action: Painting, Collages, Lithographs, & Contemporary Music of the West Coast (The Merry-Go-Round Show), Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA (curated by Walter Hopps)
1954-55
Southern California Painting and Sculpture Annual, Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art, CA
1954
Syndell Studio, Brentwood, CA (curated by Walter Hopps)
1952
California Painting Annual, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.
Selected Public Collections
Aachen Museum, Aachen, Germany
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Albuquerque Museum of Art, NM
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock , AR
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque , NM
Atlantic Richfield Company, Los Angeles, CA
Becton Dickinson & Company, Paramus, NJ
Brandeis University Art Museum, MA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Des Moines Art Center, IA
Des Moines Register and Tribune, IA
New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Harwood Museum, Taos, NM
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Cambridge MA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Hospital Corporation of America Collection, Nashville, TN
Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Milwaukee Art Center, WI
Minneapolis Museum of Art, MN
The Museum of Albuquerque, NM
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Modern Art, NY
Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria
Museum of the University of Georgia, Athens , GR
Oakland Museum of California, CA
Owens Corning Fiberglass Corp., Toledo, OH
Pacific Enterprise Corp., Los Angeles, CA
Pasadena Art Museum, CA
Philip Morris Inc., NY
Roswell Museum of Art, NM
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT