Vibrant oil and encaustic wax paintings by Philadelphia Artist

The Artist

MONIQUE SARKESSIAN

Artist Biography

MONIQUE SARKESSIAN

Artist Biography

www.MoniqueSarkessian.com

A Philadelphia artist who creates vibrant oil and encaustic wax paintings that express the joy found in finding the divine in everyday life.

 

Monique Sarkessian earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in 1987. In continuing studies she has studied 18th Century European furniture painting, art education, and traditional icon painting with a Russian master iconographer. She has also taken workshops with internationally recognized painters Stanley Bielen, Dale O. Roberts, Jeff Schaller, A. Martin Campos, Jon Redmond and Moe Brooker.

 

Monique Sarkessian earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in painting at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. In continuing studies she has studied 18th Century European furniture painting, art education, and traditional icon painting with a Russian master iconographer. She has also taken workshops with internationally recognized painters Stanley Bielen, Dale O. Roberts, Jeff Schaller, Jon Redmond, A. Martin Campos, Moe Brooker and Mashiul Chowdry.

 

Since 1984, Monique’s work has been shown and honored with awards at numerous exhibitions across the country including 2 museums. One of her most recent exhibitions was a solo exhibition at Villanova University Art Gallery, which was widely acclaimed.

 

Some of her recent awards include second place for painting out of 84 painters in the inaugural Plein Air Brandywine Valley Art Competition, 3rd place in Plein Air Brandywine Valley 3, Quick Draw competition winner in Bucks County Plein Air 2017 as well as awards by Artist’s Equity, juried shows at Harcum College, Montgomery County Community College, Longwood Gardens Plein Air competition, Main Line Art Center and Chester County Art Association.

 

Her work is featured in Art Up Close shown at Art Basel, Miami, Art Expo NY, Spectrum Miami, Architectural Digest fairs and in publications Art in America Guide 2016 and Art Up Close World Edition 2015-17.