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Raffi Kalenderian Bio

RAFFI KALENDERIAN (b. 1981, Los Angeles, CA) received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004. He also completed his residency at Idyllwild Art Academy, Idyllwild, CA in 2004, and his residency at St. Barthélemy, French West Indies in 2007.

Recent solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY (upcoming); “Memento Vivo,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; “Always in Rare Form,” Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany; “Portraits,” Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland; “For the Dead,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Project, Culver City, CA; “Green River,” Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy; “To Walk Through the Night,” Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland; “Raf Kalenderian,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; “Raf Kalenderian,” Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany; “Interior Life,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland; “Currents, Undercurrents, and Manoeuvers,” Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA; “Raf Kalenderian,” Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy; “Memoranda,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland; “Satellites,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zürich, Switzerland; “Palimpsest: Selected Works on Paper,” Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York, NY; “ Wicked Waters,” Medium, St. Barthélemy, French West Indies; “Born Under Punches,” Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA.

Recent group exhibitions include “Genius Loci,” Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany; “To our Fellow Artists and Poets who are Confused About Which Way to Go,” Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; “Hotel Kalifornia,” Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France; “Whats Up New York,” LVH Art, New York, NY; “Painter’s Painters,” Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom; “A Verdant Summer,” Taymour Grahne, New York, NY; “Imagine,” Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy; “Body Language,” Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom; “Goldmine,” curated by Christopher Scoates, UAM, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA; “Crystal World,” Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany; “Die Nase des Michelangelo,” Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Marktgasse, Zurich, Switzerland; “Painting,” curated by Roger Herman, LA Art House, Los Angeles, CA; “Portraits de Collectionneurs,” Muro Gallery, Chtelaine, Switzerland; “Next Generation,” Kunstmuseum St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland; “L.A. Potential: HangArt 7,” curated by Lioba Reddeker, Salzburg, Austria; “Faces and Figures (Revisited),” Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY; “Stories: Portraits,” Eleven Rivington, New York, NY; “Some Paintings: The Third (2007),” LA Weekly Annual Biennal, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; “Cali in CPH, Part ii: Bucket of Ice,” Co-Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark; “Warhol &,” Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Fall,” Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA; “Boat Show,” High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA; “Just My Funny Way of Laughing,” South La Brea Gallery, Inglewood, CA.

His work may be found in the permanent collections of Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Los Angeles County Musuem of Art, Los Angeles, CA; University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA; and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN.

Raffi Kalenderian lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.