Jo Nanajian portrait
Nationality Lebanese/American
Born b. 1996

Jo Nanajian

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Jo Nanajian was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1996 and immigrated to Boston, MA in 2008. Focusing on charcoal as a medium, Nanajian is driven by her intuition and gesture to create large scale abstracted pieces. The goal is to capture her emotions from an unprocessed memory that ultimately resulted in a feeling of loss of control. She explores these emotions by distorting figures using a repeated draw-and-erase technique until it is unrecognizable, a response to the death of her “American Dream”.

Lot number
#18
Artwork
Artwork: Yabki
Artist:
Jo Nanajian
Title and Year:
Yabki | 2020
Auction Status

Bidding Ended

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    2018
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    ArtScape
    Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Baltimore

    ArtWalk
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    Am Fest
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    PMFVIII
    Baltimore School of Design, Baltimore

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    2015
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    2014
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  • 2018
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  • Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL, 2020

    MICA Recognition Award, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2015 – 2018