Sassoon Kosian

Sassoon Kosian

Cranford, NJ, United States

About Sassoon Kosian

My work is about human experiences and ideals that make life meaningful. Emotions, feelings, and thoughts are represented by a dynamic interplay of color and abstract geometric forms. I often aim to express energy and motion. One of my artistic objectives is to create ever more intense artworks that convey emotional power and energy.


The painting process I invented for myself and follow is not the spontaneous burst of creative splash that's usually stereotyped of artists. It is a slower and more refined process. First, I come up with an idea of an image from intuition that is interesting and exciting. Then I go through a process of developing and visualizing the idea using digital blueprints. These digital images evolve over a period of time until they are “ripe” and that's when I start putting them on canvas. The entire process from conception to execution is not continuous and may take a few months.


Creating sculpture naturally emerged as an extension of my painting. Moving from painting to sculpture the intuitive ideas that are at the basis of each piece not only have an additional dimension but also are less abstract and more apparent than my paintings. Importantly, my sculptural works have architectonic quality - a conscious and reverential nod to architecture. Unlike my painting process I do not use blueprints to make sculpture. The idea-to-artwork path is more direct and spontaneous which makes art making more adventurous and often times surprising and risky.

Education

The Art Student's League of New York

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Squire Patton Boggs, New York, NY 2018
Illinois Central College, PAC Gallery, East Peoria, IL 2014
Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, NJ 2013


Group Exhibitions

Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL 2019
R.G. Endres Gallery, Prairie Village, KS 2018
BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition), Brooklyn, NY 2018
Lincoln Towers (two person show), New York, NY 2018
Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair, NJ
The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY 2017
Art in Fall, Hovnanian School, New Milford, NJ 2016
Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery, Orangeburg, NY 2016
Ceres Gallery, Chelsea-New York, NY 2016
Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA 2016
Artists Salon, Norwood Club, Manhattan, NY 2016
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ 2016
BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition), Brooklyn, NY 2016
Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins, CO 2016
Front Street Gallery, Patterson, NY 2015
Viridian Artists Gallery, Chelsea-New York, NY 2015
First Street Gallery, Chelsea-New York, NY 2015
BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition), Brooklyn, NY 2015
Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, NY 2015
New South Gallery, Statesville, NC 2015
Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ 2015
Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, NY 2015
Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR 2015
Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 2015
BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake, NY 2015
Mills Pond House Gallery, St.James, NY 2014
Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT 2014
National Art League, Douglaston, NY 2014
Ceres Gallery, Chelsea-New York, NY 2014
Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM 2014
BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition), Brooklyn, NY 2014
Citi of Overland Park, Art at the Center, Overland Park, KS 2014
Affordable Art Fair New York 2014
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA 2014
South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA 2013
Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT 2013
BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition), Brooklyn, NY 2013
Denise Bibro Gallery, Chelsea-New York, NY 2013
Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, AL 2013
OSilas Gallery, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY 2013
Kauffman & Steinmetz Galleries, Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, PA 2013
RSI Bank's 2nd Annual Artist Contest, Rahway, NJ 2013
Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New York, NY 2013
11th Annual Fine Arts Festival, East Brunswick, NJ 2013
The Conference Board, New York, NY 2013
Scholarship Winners' Exhibition, New York, NY 2013
Park Gables Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA 2013
Parallax Art Fair, New York, NY 2013
Dazzio Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL 2012
Kimmel Galleries, New York University, New York, NY (three person show “Three”) 2012
Manhattan Borough President’s Offices, Summer! Exhibition, New York, NY 2012
BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition), New York, NY 2012
First Street Gallery, Chelsea-New York, NY 2012
Ten 10 Studios , New York, NY 2012
Manhattan Borough President’s Offices, New York, NY 2012
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, Ge-o-met-ric, New York, NY 2011
A.T. Kearney, New York, NY 2011
Still Point Art Gallery www.stillpointartgallery.com 2010 – 2012

Awards and Recognitions

2nd Place prize Contemporary Art Review at Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins, CO 2016
Honorable Mention for Sculpture, Mills Pond House Gallery, St.James, NY 2014
2nd Place in Acrylic/Oil Category, LCAA National Juried Exhibition, Strasburg, PA 2013
Honorable Mention, BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition), Brooklyn, NY 2013
Stella Stember Goldsmith Memorial Scholarship, Art Students League of New York 2012
2nd Place, The Artist’s Magazine 28th Annual Competition 2012


Education

Art Students League 2009 – Present
Classes in Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Drawing