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 Vahe Sculpture

 

Vahe Tokmajyan is internationally known for his art with over 30 years of experience in professional sculpture. His large and studio size artworks are shown in museums, galleries and private collections in many countries. Vahe has incorporated his experience as a practicing artist into his teaching approach. With an MFA specializing in Drawing and Sculpture, Vahe has extensive experience in adult teaching with the focus on hands-on practice.

He is the recipient of the Art and Culture Award at the 2007 Calgary Immigrants of Distinction Award. Vahe represented Canada internationally several times: in 2008 in China, in 2010 in Argentina where he received a Public Choice Award, in 2014 in Brazil, In 2017 in France and Denmark.

 

Exhibitions

“Window” Gallery, EPCOR Centre, Calgary, Canada(2009)
“Cultural Intersection”, EPCOR Centre, Calgary, Canada(2009)
“Leighton” art centre, Sculpture Walk,  Calgary, Canada(2009)
 “Gerry Thomas” gallery, ArtsWalk, Calgary, Canada (2008)
City Hall of Issy-les-Moulineaux, France (2007)
“Marion Nicoll Gallery”, Calgary, Canada (2006)
“Matignon” Gallery, Paris, France  (2005)
Art Centre,  Saint-Pons, France  (2004)
“Gor” Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia (2003)
“Center of Dante”, Ravenna, Italy (2003)
“Center of Dante”, Ravenna, Italy (2001)
Artist Union of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia (2001)
Armenian Cultural Centre, Simferopol, Ukraine (1998)
“Fe” Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia (1997)
“Zavarian” Armenian Centre, Athens, Greece (1993)
“Est” Art Studio, Athens, Greece (1994)

Sculpture Symposiums

“Global Idea” -Resistenzia, Chaco International Biennial, Argentina- travertine marble – 2010
“Speed Skaters”- Lake Louise, AB, Canada – ice – 2010
“VenIce” – Edmonton, AB -ice- 2010
“Aquarium” – Edmonton, AB, Canada-ice- 2009
“Three moods of the sea”- Bergen, AB, Canada – marble- 2008
 “ Three graces” – Saint- Jean-Port-Joly, Quebec, Canada- snow- 2008
“The first step”- Shenzhen, China – marble- 2007
“The water nymph” – Okotoks, AB, Canada – sandstone – 2005
“Sabenna” – Saint-Pons, France – marble – 2004
“Love” – Vernon, BC, Canada – marble  – 2002
“Victory” – Stepanakert, Artsax, Armenia – basalt – 1996
“Lilit” – Aranjelovats, Serbia – marble – 1991
“Vahagn” – Stainbrook, Germany – diabas – 1990

Education

State Institute of Arts and Theatre – Master of Fine Arts – Yerevan, Armenia (1985-1995)  P.Terlemezyan Art College – Diploma – Yerevan, Armenia (1981-1985)

Awards

AUDIENCE AWARD- 2010 Chaco International Biennial, Argentina

“Art and Culture” award from 2007 Immigrants of Distinction Awards, Calgary, Canada

Activities and Membership

Instructor of Drawing and Sculpture, Continuing Education, University of Calgary, AB, Canada, 2008 to present
Art Curator for the “Cultural Intersection” exhibition, City Hall, EPCOR Centre, Calgary, Canada 2009
Art Curator for the Sculpture Walk, Leighton Art Centre, Calgary, Canada 2009
Member of Alberta Society of Artists, Canada since 2007
Instructor of sculpture, Continuing Education, ACAD, Calgary, AB, Canada, 2006
Member of The Union of Artists, Yerevan, Armenia since 1998

 

Commissioned Sculptures

“The Lady of our Grace”- St. Albert The Great Church, Calgary, AB, Canada – marble -2010
“Three Graces”- private collection, Calgary, Alberta, Canada-marble- (2008)
“Universe” – Moscow  walk, Yerevan, Armenia – painted metal – (2004)
Monument of National Hero – Central square, Proshian, Armenia – basalt – (2003)
Monument of Armenian King – Erebuni Museum, Yerevan, Armenia – tuff – (2002)
“Torso” – Private  collection, Vernon, BC,  Canada – marble – (2002)
“Lion” – Private  collection, Cassino, Italy, – bronze –  (2001)
“Angel” – Belfry of Armenian  Church, Shushi, Artsax – marble –  (2001)
“Mermaid” – Central park, Yerevan, Armenia – marble – (2000)
“Memorial” – Parliament park, Yerevan, Armenia – tuff –  (2000)
“Tigran The Great” and “Noa” – President Residence, Yerevan, Armenia – marble – (1999)
“Aivazovsky Brothers” – Aivazovsky square, Simferopol, Ukraine -marble – (1999)
“Pierro”(fountain) – marble, Children’s park, Simferopol, Ukraine – marble –  (1998)
“Dolce La Vita” (fountain) – Private  villa, Cassino, Italy – marble –  (1995)
“Spiros Luis” – Spiros Luis  square, Marousi, Greece – marble – (1994)

 


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Vahe Tokmajyan

Vahe Tokmajyan is an Armenian sculptor living in Calgary. He was invited to the 2008 Bergen Rocks Sculpture Symposium and carved three large items. Here he explains the significance of the shell-shaped sculptures. I produced this vignette in 2008 for CasselmanCanada.com

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