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Yuroz

Biography

 

 

1956 Born in Armenia.

 

1966 Got accepted at the Akop Kodjoyan School of Arts in Yerevan, Armenia.

 

1978 Graduated from the Yerevan University of Art and Architecture.

 

1985 Settled in the USA.

 

1993 Was selected as the official artist for the Grammy Awards.

 

1995 His art was featured prominently in an episode of "Baywatch" (one of the most watched television programs in the world, that had a global audience of nearly 1 billion).

 

2000 Was chosen by the United Nations to be the official artist for their 50th anniversary stamp honoring refugees worldwide.

 

2000 Mural was unveiled in New York at the United Nations along with a commemorative stamp released in over 50 countries.

 

2009 Commissioned by the Vatican to paint the newly canonized Saint Arcngelo Tadini. His "Light of Compassion" is hung in the Botticino Sera Church in Milano, Italy, along with the artworks of various Renaissance masters.

 

2011 Was assigned as the San Diego Rock'n'Roll Marathon's official artist for more than 12 years. Yuroz raised more than a million dollars to support patients with Leukemia and Lymphoma.

 

 

 

 

In 2009, after his exceptional success in Italy, Noah's Ark Art Gallery invited Yuroz to Beirut. There, he studied the history of Middle Eastern Culture, with a focus on Phoenician Art. 

 

During his stay in Lebanon, he created a set of exclusive paintings in which oriental mysticism and thought were expressed very vividly.

 

In cooperation with Noah's Ark Art Gallery, Yuroz participated in international art exhibitions.

 

2009 Studied the history of Middle Eastern cultures, focusing primarily on Phoenician Art, Beirut.

 

 

2017 Art: The Nectar of Life, Clemenceau, Beirut.

 

 

2016 Twenty Years and Beyond, Jeweler's Souks, Solidere Era, Beirut.

 

 

2015-2016-2017 Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center.

 

2014 Maîtres Distilleurs d'Art, Château de Châtenay, Cognac.

 

2012 Carousel du Louvre, 10eme Edition du Salon de l'Art Accessible, Paris. 

 

2011-2013 ArtMonaco, Salon d'Art Contemporain, Grimaldi Forum.

 

2012 Carousel du Louvre, 10eme Edition du Salon de l'Art Accesible, Paris.

 

Exhibitions with Noah's Ark

Museum Exhibitions and Collections

2014 ESA SAMPOERNA ART MUSEUM, Surabaya, Indonesia.

2008 Retrospective Show in Coral Springs Museum of Art, USA.

 

2008 Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno Carlos Merida (Museum of Modern Art) Guatemala City, Guatemala.

 

2004 Museum of Contemporary Art of Hot Springs, USA.

 

2004 Coral Springs Museum of Art

 

2003 Petersen Automative Museum, Los Angeles.

 

2001 F. Donald Kenney Museum, St Bonaventure, New York.

Exhibitions

2014 Red Dot Miami Art Fair, Florida.

 

2014 Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, Texas.

 

2013 Stygian Publishing Los Angeles, California, Private Studio Show.

 

2013 ArtExpo New York, New York.

 

2013 Los Angeles Fine Art Show, Los Angeles, California.

 

2012 Los Angeles Fine Art Show, Los Angeles, California.

 

2011 Nancy Corzine Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

 

2010 Cadow Fine Art Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA.

 

2010 Nancy Corzine Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

 

2009 Onessimo Fine Art Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida.

 

2008 Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, DIFC, Dubai, UAE.

 

2007 Johnson Art Collection, Los Angeles, California.

 

2006 Exposures International Fine Art Gallery, Sedona, Arizona. 

 

2005 General Assembly, United Nations, New York.

 

2005 Museum of Contemporary Art, Hot Springs, Arizona.

 

2005 CJ Art Gallery, San Diego, California.

 

2005 United Nations, General Assembly, Human Rights Mural.

 

2004 International Stamp Fair (UN human rights mural- collector's edition stamps).

 

2003 Art de Vignettes at Fashion Show, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

2003 Philadelphia International Art Expo, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

2001 Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, Sedona, Arizona.

 

2001 Johnson Art Collection, On being Human: Expressions of Faith, Hope, Shame & Hope, Los Angeles, California.

 

2000 Emerald City Fine Art, Seattle, Washington.

 

2000 Markman Gallery, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

1999 Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

1998 Emerald City Fine Art, Seattle, Washington.

 

1998 Sierra Picture Framers Fine Art Gallery, Visalia, California.

 

1998 Fingerhut Gallery, Laguna Beach, California.

 

1996 Art Avenue Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

 1996 Degas Pastel Society, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

1992 Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, New York.

 

1992 Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, Massachussetts.

 

1990 Danville Art Gallery, Danville, California.

 

1989 A. Albert Allen Gallery, Palm Springs, California.

 

1989 Prize of Barbizon Exhibition, Barbizon, France.

 

 

Commissions

2014 Hyatt Hotel Public Art Sculpture, Interior/Exterior, Glendale, California.

 

2014-2010 Central Coast Wine Classic Auction Catalog Cover, Avila Beach, California.

 

2011-1997 Rock N' Roll Marathon, Official Artist, San Diego, California.

 

2009 Official Vatican Commission for Saint ' Arcangelo Tadini, Botticino Sera "The Light of Compassion".

 

2008-2007 Central Coast Wine Classic Auction Catalog Cover, Avila Beach, California.

 

2006 Designer Jewelry, Los Angeles, California.

 

2005 Central Coast Wine Classic Auction Catalog Cover, Avila Beach, California.

 

2005 Hot Springs Museum of Contemporary Art, promotional brochure image, Hot Springs, Arizona.

 

2004 United Nations Postal Administration, "Decade of Human Rights Education", mural for worlswide series of collector's edition stamps, First Day Issue.

 

2004 L'agenda culturel, cover, July, Beirut, Lebanon

 

2003 Ad Council, Campaign for Freedom, ad promoting liberties

 

2003 Audi Motorcars, Audi of America/Odyssey Masterpiece, painted car, international tour. 

 

2003 Art Access, cover, publication of art/dance/literature/music/theater, Seattle, Washington.

 

2002 Las Vegas Odyssey, A Celebration of Wine, Food & Art, official artist, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

2001 Consentino Winery, Taste My Wine, Label for Benevolence wine, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

2000 United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, "Respect for Refugees" Mural, for series of collector's edition stamps, First Day Issue.

 

1999 CineVegas International Film Festival, Las Vegas, Nevada (poster image).

 

1995 Comic Relief VII, Fundraising, The Harlequin's Gift (painting, print).

 

1994 American Cancer Society, Celebration of Life, Image for worldwide holiday greeting card.

 

1993 National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, poster, etc. artwork, 35th Annual Grammy Awards.

 

1993 Stygian Publishing, shopping bag design, Los Angeles, California.

 

1991 Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, benefit outreach program for young, (artwork)

 

1990 Pine Street Inn, fundraising for homeless shelter (artwork).

 

 

Press

Lectures

2014 City Planning Commission, "Public Art" City of Glendale, California.

 

2009 Official Vatican Commission for Saint 'Arcangelo Tadini, Botticino Sera, "The Light of Compassion", Botticino, Italy

 

2005 Hot Sptings Museum of Contemporary Art, Hot Springs Arkansas

 

2004 United Nations Postal Administration, "Decade of Human Rights Education", New York, NY

 

2000 United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, "Respect for Refugees", New York, NY

 

1991 Minorities Students Association, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

"Cuardo Gallery Opens", What's on Magazine, December 2008

 

Alghata, Ali Kashef, "Going Global", Bahrain Clientele, November 2008, No. 20, pg. 44-49

 

"A Cubist Approach to Art", Canvas Magazine, November/December 2008, Vol. 4, No.6, pg. 106-113

 

Bayan, Al, "Through the Emirates", November 6, 2008, Vol. 9, No. 10368, pg. 7

 

"Cuardo Gallery Inaugurated at DIFC", The Gulf Today, November 5th, 2008, Vol. 12, No.1114, pg 5

 

Andre, Mila, "ArtExpo Fills Javits [Center] with Joy," New York Daily News: March 1, 2002.

 

Andre, Mila. "The Art of Love," Critics' Choice/Weekend/New York Daily News: p.15

 

Banner, Bob. "Sexuality in Our Times," HopeDance magazine, cover, interior images, California, March/April, 2000: cover, p.4+

 

Barrett, Aurore Leigh. "Yuroz: The Joy of the Moment," Las Vegas Parent & Child's Ultimate Las Vegas! [Nevada] January, 2000: p.6

 

Bennett, Sam. "Lifting the  Soul with His Art," Downtown Source, Seattle, Washington, April 28-May 4, 1997: p.15

 

Bostick, Alan. "The Art of Being Yuroz," The Tennessean, Nashville, Tennesse, February 4, 1993: p.1D+

 

Brandvik, Erica. "Art Buffet-Art 21," CityLife, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 4, 1999.

 

Calvert, Donna L. "Yuroz's Stygianism: The Mind's Canvas"

 

Cling, Carol. "Full Plate," CineVegas, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevasa, November 5, 1999: p.1J+

 

Cooke, Anne Z. "Art from the Heart," California Homes and Lifestyles, July, 1991: 30+.

 

Essoyan, Susan. "Crossing the Red Line- Yuroz," Pacific Art & Travel, Autumn, 1990: cover, p.32+

 

Ferrell, David. "Never Mind the High Praise- How About a Little Ink?" Los Angeles Time Magazine, Feb 3, 2002: p.10+

 

Ferrell, David. "The Abstract and Concrete Coalesce Inside a Warehouse," Los Angeles Times, April 19, 1993: p. B1+

 

Fojo, Rogelio. "El Arte Immigrante," VidaNueva, Los Angeles, July, 2005: p.10+

 

Hagan, Debbie. "Figurative Art Rediscovered", Art Trends, California, October, 1997. 

 

Hansen, Lisa M. "Love for Visalia Brings Artist Back for Exhibit", Visalia Times- Delta, Calif., July 24, 1998: p.1D+

 

Hansen, Lisa M. "Yuroz Exhibit Opens Saturday in Downtown," Visalia Times- Delta, Calif., October 1, 1997: p.1D

 

Hansen, Lisa M. "Expression of Survival," Visalia Times- Delta, California, September 12, 1997: p.1D_

 

Hodge, Damon. "Terrific Talents," Summerlin View, Las Vegas, Nevada: July 22, 2000: p.1AA

 

Hodge, Damon. "Gallery Has Star Power," Summerlin View, Las Vegas, Nevada: November 10, 1999: p.1AA+

 

Huff, Ryan. "Festivalgoers Raise Funds, Glasses," The Tribune, San Luis Obispo, California, July 14, 2002: p. B1+

 

Huffey, Dorothy. "Reception Celebrates Opening of Art de Vignettes Gallery," Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada, September 18, 2003

 

Lutt, Matthew. "Introducing-Yuroz," Art Expressions Magazine, The Netherlands, Spring/Summer, 2001: p.12+

 

Meoli, Nicole. "Caught in the Act," Where Las Vegas, [Nevada], May 2000: p.64

 

Miller, William F. "Armenian is an Artistic Success," The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, July 13, 1996

 

Myer, Joe. "Strolling the Galleries- Exciting New Artist- Yuroz," The Entertainer, Palm Desert, California, May 31-June 6, 1989: p.7+

 

N., S. "Yuroz: An Artist With a Passion for Painting," Monday Morning, Beirut, Lebanon, April 4, 2005: p.53

 

Nigolian, Sonia. "Yuroz, un artiste habité par la passion de peindre," La Revue du Liban, April 15 - May 22, 2004: p.50

 

Peschiutta, Claudia. "Art for Kid's Sake," Glendale News-Press, California, December 20, 2000: p. A2.

 

Riordan, Tracy. "The Making of a Museum," The Times Herald, St. Bonaventure, New York, March 18, 2001: p. C1

 

Samuelian, Janet: "... [Yuroz] Challenged by Business of Art at NY Expo of 1995", The Armenian Reporter Internat'l, New York, March 25, 1995: p.9

 

Seabury, Roberta. "Armenian Artist to Show Work," San Ramon Valley Times, California, July 6, 1990: p.8

 

Seeley, Rich. "Armenian painted himself out of a corner in a new home", The Daily Breeze, September 27, 1992.

 

Smith, John L. "CineVegas Official Artist", Las Vegas Review-Journal, Nevada, November 19, 1999.

 

Starkey, Glen. "Man of Passion," New Times, Cambria, California, Aug 17 - 24, 2000: p.34

 

Sullivan, Rob. "Yuroz's Art Gives a Face to the Homeless," Sunstorm Arts Magazine, New York, June, 1988.

 

Thompson, Giner Lynne. "A Portrait of Caring," Los Angeles Times, California, Sunday, October 16, 1998: p. W1+

 

Wade, Judy. "Aesthetic, Eclectic, Exciting: Exploring the Art of Sedona," Phoenix Home & Garden, Arizona, October, 2001: p. 240+

 

Weeks, Vicki. "Yuroz Comes to Art Americas 97", The Sunpost, Miami Beach, Florida, March 27, 1997: p.3

 

Zitz, Michael. "Giving Back Through His Art," The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Virginia, July 9, 2005: p.A1+

 

Refugees magazine (official publication of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees), Washington, DC. Vol 3, No.120, cover image.

 

"The Life Artistic- 3 Metro Detroiters Transform Their Homes Into Works of Art," Home & Design, Detroit, Michigan, April, 2005: cover, p.14

 

"Attention to Detail Reflected in New Home", Custom Home Digest, Plymouth, Michigan, 2004.

 

"Feature/Portfolio," Armenian Art-Cultural Magazine, March/April, 2004: p.16+

 

"Open Portfolio-  Yuroz," Sedona Monthly, Arizona, April, 2003: p.31+ 

 

"Las Vegas Odyssey Official Artist," Las Vegas Odyssey magazine, Nevada, November 14-17, 2002: cover, p.10+

 

Cover image, Airtimes, (Program Guide, KCBX Public Radio), California, July/August, 2002: p.1

 

"The Art of Yuroz Draws From a Spectrum of Emotions," Artscene, Sedona, Arizona, Spring, 2001: p.1+

 

"The Strength of the Human Spirit," International ArtExpo California magazine, cover image, November 1-4, 2001: p.1+

 

"Unique Artists Rock n' Rolls at Fingerhut Gallery," La Jolla Village News, California, May 31, 2000.

 

"Yuroz- Artistic Touch," Talk of the Town, What's On/Ilovevegas.com, November 16-29, 1999: p.73

 

"Yuroz Named Official Artist for CineVegas'99," Asian Journal Publications, Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov 24, 1999

 

"CineVegas Fundraiser-SeenScene," Nevada Woman, Las Vegas, Nevada, November/December, 1999.

 

"Art Expo LA," Art Trends, California, January/February, 1999: p.50

 

"Rock n' Roll Marathon-Benefit Sale," front page, Restaurants & Entertainment cover and interior images, listing, The Daily Californian, San Diego, June 18, 1998: p. C1+

 

"Gallery Gazing- Embrace the Race Unveiling," Golden Triangle News, University City, Calif., June 11, 1998: p.16

 

"Art and Antiques- Top Picks Seattle," cover, interior images, Emerald City Fine Art, Where Seattle, Washington, February, 1998: cover, p.28

 

"Harmony in Red at Art Americas 97",  cover image, The Sunpost, Miami Beach, Florida: April 3, 1997: p.1

 

"UCLA Minorities Students Association Lecture Features Artist Yuroz," Asbarez English Weekly, Los Angeles, California, February 9, 1991: p. 14

 

"Yuroz," artist profile, L.A. Art Beat, Los Angeles, May, 1990: p.48

 

"Yuroz-Freedom of the Heart", The Brentwood Bla-Bla, Los Angeles, ca. 1989/1990:

 

"Clare Foundation Benefit," Beverly Hills [213], California, December 7, 1988: p.47

 

 

Books and Catalogs

Cover, Protection Internacional de Refugiados en el Sur de Sudamerica

 

United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Image: united Nations Fiftieth Anniversary Respect for Refugee Mural (2001), 2013

 

"Yuroz", Featured Artists No 4, Noah's Ark Art Gallery, Beirut

 

Yuroz Collection, Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

 

Helander, Bruce. Learning to See- An Artist's View on Contemporary Art from Artschwager to Zakanitch, West Palm beach, Florifda, 2008

 

Yuroz, Museum of Contemporary Art, Hot Springs, Arizona, 2005

 

Yuroz- Narrative Culture of Cubism, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Florida, 2004

Television and Media Appearances

2009 KABC News Channel 7 interview on Vatican Commission with Leslie Muller

 

2008 Television interview in Guatemala

 

2008 Cuadro Fine Art Gallery opens at the DIFC, Channel 6, Dubai Television, November 5th, 2008

 

2002 Good Morning America

 

1995 Baywatch (episode, TV show)