Alexia Markarian’s landscapes “suggest sets in some visionary theater…” wrote Robert Pincus in Art in America. In the Los Angeles Times, Leah Ollman, wrote that Markarian’s paintings “gave birth to a fantastic and rich realm somewhere between the organic and the surreal, where base instincts ruled and a seductive gleam filled the air.”
Markarian has been making artwork—challenging and often confrontational artwork—in a very wide range of media (paintings, sculpture, jewelry, mixed media) for more than 30 years. A restless experimenter and creator, she is known for using common materials in unexpected ways throughout her sculptural and design work—not to mention for presenting work that is psychologically charged.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website