About the Artists:
Through transformed, manipulated photographs, Ms. Kasparian investigates objects and objectivity, and the relationships created between the body and materiality.
Additionally, her life-sized figurative wire sculptures have garnered much acclaim.
1981-85 : :B.F.A., Otis Art Institute/Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1977 : :YMCA, Palatine, IL, studied jewelry
1974-76 : :Art Potentials, Barrington, IL, studied 3-d sculpture in clay and wire
1970-73 : :Chicago Art Institute, “Young Skilled Artists Program,” varied curriculum
2002 Desire, Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2002 Open Studios, Portland, OR
2001 : :Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2000 : :Alberta Sub Station, solo exhibition, Portland, OR
2000 : :Open Walls, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
1999 : : Portland Open Studios, participant open studio solo exhibition, Portland, OR
1999 : :Omni Gallery, group show, Portland, OR
1996 : Rising Star Award Nomination for Roxy, presented to LA’s most influential designers
1985 : Designer of the Year Award, Otis Art Institute/Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1984 : Silver Thimble Award, Catalina Swimwear
1997 : : Design Critic, Otis Art Institute/Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1996 : : Studio Design Teacher, Otis Art Institute/Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1991-96 : : Design Director, Quiksilver
2000 : MTV/VHI in studio artist interview, special interest video piece.
1999 : KATU Channel 2 News, in-studio art focus piece and interview.