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LINDA  ABADJIAN

Artist Résumé



Biography
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, 1972. Armenian, Lebanese, naturalized American citizen.
Immigrated to America, 1984, to escape the Lebanese Civil War.
Revisited Lebanon, 2005
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014, Solo Exhibition- presented by Patchogue Arts Council, satellite gallery space Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Co., Patchogue, NY

2013, Echoes of my Lebanese Childhood: Traveling Exhibit, the Performance Hub, Arts Research Festival, Univ. of Wolverhampton, Walsall, England, U.K.

2013, Echoes of my Lebanese Childhood, Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2010, Prayer Beads and Phosphorus, Downtown Gallery, New Britain, CT

2010, Lambs of Lebanon, Pegasus Gallery, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT

2010, Lambs of Lebanon, A Window to War, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT

2008, Painting Peace, First Church Gallery, New Britain, CT

2006, Paintings of War-Torn Lebanon, Hartford Hospital Gallery, Bliss Building, Hartford, CT

2006, Layers of Identity, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

2003, Lost Places, Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC

2000, Landscapes, West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, CT

1995, With Peace in Mind, New Britain Public Library, New Britain, CT

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016, Resident Pop-up Art Exhibit, Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2016, PatchWorks, Annual Members Exhibition, Patchogue Arts Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2016, 1st National Artspace Artist Run Exhibit & Arts on Terry Street Fair, Artspace Gallery, NY

2016, Sunnyside Up, Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2015, Remembering Things Past, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

2014, Holiday Gift Show, Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2014, Remembering Things Past, Patchogue Arts Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2014, Artspace Unplugged curated by Sparkboom, Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2014, PatchWorks, Annual Members Exhibition, Patchogue Arts Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2014, Women Sharing Their Art, Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2013, Shifting Territories- curated by David Borawski, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT

2013, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Hutchins Gallery, Long Island University, Brookville, NY

2013, The World Around Me, New York Art Connection Gallery, Holbrook, NY

2013, PAC Potpourri: Member Juried Exhibition, sPACe Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2013, Staying Human: work by L.Abadjian, J.Gelfuso, R.Hussein, P.Jeter & G.Mateo, Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY (curated)

2013, Black and White: a Take on Tradition, Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2012, Artspace Celebrates Unity, Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2012, Disperse and Converge, Artspace Gallery, Hartford, CT

2012, Walking Arts Tour Exhibition, Patchogue Arts Council, Patchogue, NY

2012, PAC Presents: A Selection of Local Artists, Office of Legislator Robert Calarco, Patchogue, NY

2012, Members Exhibition, Patchogue Arts Council, sPACe Gallery and Theatre, Patchogue, NY

2011, Artspace Residents Group Show, Brick House Brewery Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2011, The Gift Show, Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY

2011, Future Tense - A Virtual Exhibition of Artist Billboards, Curated by David Borawski

2011, Walking Arts Tour Exhibition, Patchogue Arts Council, Patchogue, NY

2011, Launch: Grand Opening Exhibition, Artspace, Patchogue, NY

2011, Traveling Exhibition on Flotilla, Audacity of Hope, Gaza, Palestine

2010, Faculty Exhibit, Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT

2009, Art Without Judges, MAC 650, Middletown, CT

2009, 7th Annual Spring Show, New Britain Art League, New Britain, CT

2008, Slide Slam Exhibit, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2008, FVAC Faculty and Student Exhibition, Fisher Gallery, Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT

2008, About Face: The Relevance of Portraiture in the 21st Century, Mill Gallery, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT

2008, Happy Days, Sol, Chen Art Center, University Gallery, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

2007, No-Mad II, Design Center at Parkville Neighborhood, Hartford, CT

2007, Crossroads II Exhibition: Explorations of Social and Environmental Justice Issues, Institute for Community Research, Hartford, CT

2007, Real pARTY Exhibition, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2006, In War / At War: The Practice of Everyday, OPENSOURCE Art, Champaign, IL

2006, Redux Deux-CCSU Alumni Exhibition, Chen Art Center, University Gallery, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

2006, Annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Awards Exhibition, Joseloff Gallery, Harry Jack Gray Center, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

2006, MFA Graduates Preview Exhibit, Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

2005-2007, Faces of the Fallen- Honoring the Lives of American Soldiers Lost in Iraq and Afghanistan, Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, VA

2005, HAS (Hartford Art School) in NYC, Philip Alan Gallery, New York City, NY

2005, MFA Works in Progress, Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

2005, Seventeenth Annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Awards Exhibition, Joseloff Gallery, Harry Jack Gray Center, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

2004, Works in Progress, Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

2001, Landscape Memories, Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC

1999, Reflections, (two-person exhibit) Promenade Gallery - The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts, Hartford, CT

1998, Smallworks Holiday Show, Exposure LTD. Gallery, Manchester, CT

1998, Holiday Boutique Exhibition, Hillstead Museum, Farmington, CT

1995, 95 Redux, (Sol LeWitt's Assistants), Gallery One Twenty Eight, New York, NY

Selected Publications
“Remembering Things Past”, curated by John Cino & Jay Schuck, ACES (Arts, Culture, Entertainment Scene), pages 6-7, December 2014”

“Amid immigration debate, online project aims to humanize issue”, Victor Manuel Ramos, Newsday, Long Island, NY, December 15, 2013

“Shifting Territories at Charter Oak”, Hartford Courant, CT, October 20, 2013

“Saying Yes to The Arts”, Linda Leuzzi, Long Island Advance, October 25, 2012

Faces of Artspace: Linda Abadjian, Michael Sorrentino, Patchogue Patch, December 28, 2011

“Hoist a brew, view artwork, hear a band”, Linda Leuzzi, The Long Island Advance, December 15, 2011

Art Walks Down Patchogue Streets, Krystle DiNicola, Patchogue Patch, Patchogue, NY, November 2, 2011

"Thursday night opening: Linda Abadjian at Middlesex Community College", Hank Hoffman, CT Artscene, March 24, 2010

“Protection From Harm”, Hartford Advocate, Hartford, CT, February 18, 2010

“RadioActive: Lambs of Lebanon, A Window to War”, Hartford IMC radio interview: aired February 15, 2010 91.3 FM University of Hartford,
and 88.1 FM Wesleyan.

“Great Things to do”, ITowns, Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, January 24, 2010

“Exhibit Opens”, CT Now, Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, January 16, 2010

“Pictures: Lambs of Lebanon, A Window to War, Exhibit” Rick Hartford, Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, January 14, 2010

"Three Shows Open at Charter Oak Cultural Center Thursday” Hank Hoffman, CT Artscene, January 13, 2010

"Cover Art", ITowns, Hartford Courant, Hartford, CT, November 30, 2008

“Faces on display in Portraiture Exhibit at Guilford Art Center”, Judy Birke, New Haven Register, New Haven, April 13, 2008

“Facing it”, Donna Larcen, Hartford Courant, Sunday Arts Section, Hartford, CT, March 30, 2008

"Face of a New Century,"  Hank Hoffman, Connecticut Art Scene Blog, March 19, 2008

“No-Mad II - a Grand Opening in Parkville”, Hartford Advocate, Lush Life, October 11, 2007

"Sun Shines for No-Mad II Show," Hank Hoffman, Connecticut Art Scene Blog, October 8, 2007

“Putting the Art in Hartford”, Hartford Courant, Calender Section, October 4, 2007

“Hartford Hospital presents Linda Abadjian”, Rxtra, Vol. 62 No. 31, July 31, 2006

“Faces of the Fallen”, Helen Starkweather, Smithsonian Magazine, April 2005

“An Exhibition That Does Little but Salute the Flag”, Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, Style Section, March 23, 2005

“Faces of the Fallen Gives a Long, Last Look at the War Dead”, Libby Copeland, Washington Post, Style Section, March 23, 2005

Exhibition Catalogue, Faces of the Fallen- America’s Artists Honor America’s Heroes, 2005

ArtWrap by John Blee, Georgetowner, Arts Review, Washington, DC, October 17, 2003

“Abadjian's 'Peace in Mind’ Decries Ravages of War”, New Britain Herald, Happenings Section, January 20, 1995

Lectures and Artist Talks
Talk as Visiting Artist, The Induction Ceremony for Art Honors Society, Commack High School, NY, March 5, 2014

Talk for launching event the Immigrant Nation program, an online platform for immigrant stories, Artspace Gallery
Patchogue, NY, November 14, 2013


Artist Talk for Lambs of Lebanon, A Window to War, Exhibition, Charter Oak Cultural Center,
Hartford, CT, January 14, 2010

Artist Talk for Crossroads II Exhibition, Institute for Community Research,
ICR @750 Main Street, Hartford, CT, June 9, 2007

Lecture as Visiting Artist for Professional Practices class, University of Hartford,
Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT, April 17, 2007

Graduate Research /Creativity Symposium, University of Hartford,
Harry Jack Gray Center, West Hartford, CT, May 10, 2006

Artist Talk for Redux Deux Exhibit, Central Connecticut State University,
University Galleries, Samuel S.T. Chen Art Center, New Britain, CT, March 16, 2006

Artist Talk for Reflections Exhibit, Promenade Gallery, The Bushnell Center for
Performing Arts, Hartford, CT, 1999

Artist Residencies
Artist in Residence / Teacher, Montessori School of Greater Hartford,
West Hartford, CT, October 2006 and October 2007

Private Collections
Sol LeWitt, LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut

William Flanders, Washington, DC

Arthur Simoes, West Hartford, CT

Brewster Perkins, Hartford, CT

Lynn Mercado, New York, NY

Paula Grant, Patchogue, NY

Art Affiliations
Member of Patchogue Arts Council since 2011

Jury panel member for selection of studio artists, Farmington Valley Arts Center, March 2009

Juror, (Drawing Category) for the Connecticut Regional Scholastic Art Awards, January 2008

Montessori School of Greater Hartford, donated painting November 2007

Real Art Ways, donated painting for March 2007 Fundraiser

United Way, donated painting for November 2006 Fundraiser

Awards and Grants
New Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship, Greater Hartford Arts Council, 2009.

Annual Scholarship, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.

Departmental Honors Award, Central Connecticut State University Art Department, 1994.

First Place in Drawing. Connecticut State University – Student Art Exhibition,
(curated by David Pease, Yale University) 1993.
Education
MFA 2006, Painting, University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT
BA 1994, Painting, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

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