Tatiana Ferahian, Armenia / Cyprus
Tatiana Ferahian is an Armenian-Cypriot visual artist born in Lebanon. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Empire State College and a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies from the University of Denver. She lives and works in Limassol. Her work can be found at private and public collections in Cyprus and abroad.
While the narrative character of her work is meant to reveal the exciting dynamics about the environment she lives in, her drawings are often manifestations of forces and counter forces within our society and our psyche, where the dynamics of power appear in a range of social situations and conflicting elements. There’s a constant dilemma; a force and a counter force, there’s hope and despair, life and death, a sense of action and reaction, which can be seen in the unfolding drama that the scenes in her work are ultimately presented with, leaving a sense of plight, euphoria, or melancholy, depending on how you perceive it.
Throughout her artistic career she has represented Cyprus at several Art Biennales and Residencies around the world, among which are; the Alexandria Biennale of Mediterranean Countries, the Beijing International Art Biennale, Shingle22j Biennales of Contemporary Art in Italy, Genius Loci Artist's Residency in Friesland, MACAM Biennale in Lebanon, and the Society of Graphic Fine Arts Annual Exhibition in London... Her latest major project was a collaborative artist's book entitled Urban Legends (with the poet Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes and published by Moufflon Publishing), which won the Bronze Pygmalion Award for her drawings.