Lara Kantardjian

Lara Kantardjian

London, West, United Kingdom

About Lara Kantardjian

Fine art photographer and artist from Nicosia, Cyprus, based in London. Studied fine art at the London University of the Arts (Masters Degree in Painting at Chelsea College of Art and Design and BA Honours in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) and has exhibited both paintings and photographs since 1993, with work housed in public collections in the UK and in numerous private collections throughout Europe, as well as featured in photography magazines, exhibition catalogues and articles related to the arts. Member of ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) and resident artist at Palace Wharf Studios (1998-’14). Invited to join the curator team at 1x.com online photography gallery in 2014 and currently working on forthcoming book publications Noir Light: From Dusk til Dawn and Light State: City & the Sublime.

Education

1995-96 MA Fine Art Painting, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

1992-95 BA First Class Hons Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art, London

1991-92 Foundation Diploma - Distinction - West Thames College, London

1989-91 Photography, Fine Art, History of Art - Hammersmith & West London College

1987-90 Studied photography and life drawing (privately)

Events

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Mono 1x (B&W) Yearbook 2014

doc! photo magazine January 2014 (Issue #19) / The Europeans – UK

doc! photo magazine April 2013 (Issue #10) / Wanderings: The City and the Sublime

AOrta magazine January 2013 (Issue #5) / On the road again – Paris: Absorbed Contemplation

doc! photo magazine January 2013 (Issue #7) / The Europeans – France

LA HOT Magazine January 2012 Issue 1

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
The London Institute
Central Saint Martins College of Art
West Thames College
UK Public Catalogue Foundation

AWARDS
Queen Mary's Scholarship, 1994
Painting is Not Dead - Joint-Winner, Studio Gallery, 1998 / Awarded Solo Exhibition 1999
'dark matter' - Exhibition Winner, espace 21, Paris
'glassworks' - Winner selected for Solo Exhibition, Canary Wharf Studios, 2003

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1996 | ‘Lara Kantardjian, Paintings’
Habitat Restaurant, King’s Road, Chelsea, London

1999 | Transcriptions, Paintings 1998-99′
the Studio Gallery, London

2003 | ‘glassworks’
Canary Wharf Studio Gallery, London

2009 | Four Quartets
Ravenscourt Photography Gallery, London

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1993 | ‘Fine Art One’
Lethaby Gallery, London

1993 | ‘The Thames – Liquid History’
Circle Gallery, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London

1993 | Photographs Aug-Sep 1993
Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris

1993 | ‘Drawings’ Aug-Sep 1993
Maison des étudiants arméniens, Paris

1994 | ‘Selected Paintings’
Lethaby Gallery, London

1994 | Watermans Fine Art Summer Exhibition
Watermans Art Centre, London

1995 | Central Saint Martins College Library
Charing Cross Road, London

1995 | ‘Top Marks Art”
The London Institute Gallery, London

1995 | Recent LIU Graduates, Touring Exhibition, Budapest

1996 | ‘abstractions’, 6 Invited Artists
Concourse Gallery, London

1996 | Recent paintings, The loft studio
King's Road Chelsea, London

1997 | drawings,
Cellar Bar, London

1998 | Whitechapel Open, 6 Artists (Chelsea MA graduates)
Studio 9, Fashion Street, London

1998 | ‘Painting is not dead’
the Studio Gallery, London

1999 ‘Sea and Sky’ ACAVA Studios, London

2000 | ‘dark matter’
espace 21, Paris

2000 | Transcriptions Series 1999-2000: Paintings’
London Open House, Palace Wharf

2001 | ‘Art Upstream’
ACAVA, Hammersmith, London

2001 | ‘Transcriptions Series 2000-2001: Paintings’
London Open House, Palace Wharf

2002 | Fine Art summer show
Attendi Gallery, London

2002 | ACAVA Open Studios
Palace Wharf, London

2003 | ‘last remnants of love: paintings & photographs’
Palace Wharf, London

2003 | ‘glassworks’ 5 artists
Canary Wharf Studios, London

2004 | ‘Transcriptions Series 2003-2004: Paintings’
ACAVA Studios, London

2004 | ‘Between Dark and Dawn: Paintings & Drawings’
ACAVA Studios, Palace Wharf

2005 | ‘Landscapes of Silica: Paintings & Photographs’
ACAVA Studios, Palace Wharf

1995-’00 | Art works rented and exhibited in Restaurants and Offices: Architects, Interior Designers & Lawyers
London, Paris, Amsterdam, NYC

2008 | photographs & drawings
Larnaca, Cyprus

2009 | photographs & work on paper
Virginia

2009 | ‘voyages: photographs & recent paintings’
London Open House, Palace Wharf London

2010 | ‘In Transit’ photographs inspired by travel, movement, transport. 25 participating photographers from around the world. ‘We Sink Ships’ exhibition and interview

2010 | Bedford Park Photographic Exhibition,
St Michael & All Saints, London

2010 | ‘voyages part II: photographs & recent paintings’
AVACA Studios, Palace Wharf

2011 | 'nuit trace' photographs
l'espace 11 Quincampoix, Paris

2012 | 'l'art de livres' - artists handbound books
Artists-run project, Mouffetard Paris

2013 | Photography Exhibition
Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art,
NYC

2013 | The Creatives Rising, International Photography Exhibition
Long Island City, NYC

2014 | SeeMe Takes Times Square
NYC