University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies
chgs@umn.edu
612-624-0256


CHGS

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • State University of New York at Albany, NY
    M.A. Degree, Painting/Printmaking1971
  • Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
    B.F.A. Degree, Painting1969
  • Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
    High School Art Program1963

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Self-Employed Artist

  • Exhibition Designer, African American Museum, Dallas, TX
    "Contained/Uncontained" Four Clay Artists1995
  • Artist, DART, Light Rail Transit System
    Dallas, TX, Citiplace Station1992-1995
  • Section Design Team Artist, DART Light Rail Transit System
    Dallas, TX1991-1992
  • Exhibitions Carpenter, Whitney Museum of Art
    N.Y.C., NY1983-1984
  • Director of Exhibition Installations, Bronx Museum of the Arts
    Bronx, NY1981-1983

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Teaching

  • South Dallas Cultural Center, Printmaking
    Dallas, TX 1998-2002
  • South Dallas Cultural Center, Printmaking/Drawing
    Dallas, TX 1997
  • El Centro Community College, Adjunct Professor
    Dallas, TX 1995-1996
  • Southern Methodist University, Adjunct Professor
    Dallas, TX 1990
  • Ridgewood School of Art and Design, Design, Visiting Instructor
    Ridgewood, NJ 1980-1981
  • School of Visual Arts, Sculpture, Visiting Instructor
    New York, NY1978-1980
  • Chairman of the Art Department, Dwight-Englewood School
    Englewood, NJ1975-1978
  • Art Instructor, Dwight-Englewood School
    Englewood, NJ1973-75
  • Chapin School, Exchange Program
    New York, NY1976
  • Instructor, Massachusetts College of Art, Drawing
    Boston, MA1971-1972
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, State University of New York at Albany Painting/Printmaking
    Albany, NY1970-1971
  • Assistant Instructor, Continuing Studies Program, Massachussetts College of Art, Drawing
    Boston, MA1968-1969

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Lecturer/Panelist/Visiting Artist

  • Lecture, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Arts Magnet)
    Dallas, TX2002
  • Lecture, Worcester State College
    Worcester, MA 2002
  • Lecture, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
    Pittsburgh, PA2001
  • Lecture, Florida Holocaust Museum
    St. Petersburg, FL2000
  • Artist Lecture, Conduit Gallery
    Dallas, TX 2000
  • Lecture, University of North Texas
    Denton, TX 2000
  • Visiting Artist, University of North Texas
    Spring Semester, Hybrid Forms 2000
  • Lecture, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Arts Magnet)
    Dallas, TX 1999
  • Lecture, University of St. Thomas
    St. Paul, MN1999
  • Lecture, Minneapolis College of Art
    Minneapolis, MN1999
  • Augsburg College
    Minneapolis, MN1999
  • Lecture, Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN1998-1999
  • Lecture, Visiting Artist, Colgate University
    Hamilton, NY1998
  • Lecture, Visiting Artist, Swarthmore College
    Swarthmore, PA1997
  • Lecture Series at the Contemporary Art Center of Fort Worth
    Fort Worth, TX1997
  • "Artist Lecture Series," Dallas Museum of Art
    Dallas, TX1995
  • Lamplighter School, Visiting Artist
    Dallas, TX1993
  • Fanin Elementary School, Visiting Artist
    Dallas, TX1993
  • "Visions, Dreams, Decisions: A Symposium on Dallas"
    Dallas, TX1991
  • Colgate University, Artist-in-Residence
    Hamilton, NY1990
  • Northwood Institute Arts Program
    Dallas, TX1990
  • Lecture Series, Conduit Gallery
    Dallas, TX1990
  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Arts Magnet)
    Dallas, TX1989-1990
  • Emporia College
    Emporia, KS1989
  • Ed Titche Elementary School
    Dallas, TX1989
  • "Public Art Project Critique," University of Texas at Arlington, Dept. of Architecture
    Arlington, TX1988
  • "1988 Artist Survival Workshop," D-Art Visual Art Center
    Dallas, TX1988
  • "1987 Artist Survival Workshop," D-Art Visual Art Center
    Dallas, TX1987
  • Crescent Art and Antique Lecture Series
    Dallas, TX1986
  • Conduit Gallery
    Dallas, TX1986
  • University of Connecticut, Studio Visit1985
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts
    Bronx, NY1984
  • Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
    Troy, NY1972

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One Person Exhibitions

  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Ashfall - A Sacred Space Installation
    Pittsburgh, PA2001
  • Florida Holocaust Museum, Sacred Spaces Installation
    St. Petersburg, FL2000
  • Conduit Gallery, "Road to Aleppo" Installation
    Dallas, TX1998
  • Project Row House
    Houston, TX1996-1997
  • Galveston Art Center, "Ashfall"
    Galveston, TX1996
  • Conduit Gallery, "Barsamian"
    Dallas, TX1993
  • Tyler Museum of Art, "Ashough"
    Tyler, TX1992
  • D-Art Visual Center, Exxon's Multi-Cultural "Mosaics" Exhibition Series
    Dallas, TX1992
  • Colgate University, "Three Messages" Installation
    Hamilton, NY1990
  • Conduit Gallery, "Pages From My Diary" Installation
    Dallas, TX1990
  • Conduit Gallery
    Dallas, TX1988
  • Massachusetts College of Art
    Boston, MA1985
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts, Beth Abraham Satellite Gallery
    Bronx, NY1984-1985
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts
    Bronx, NY1984
  • Automation House Art Gallery
    New York City, NY1978
  • Sheridan Gallery of Art
    Sheridan, WY1977
  • Rensselear Polytechnic Institute
    Troy, NY1972
  • Massachusetts College of Art
    Boston, MA1972
  • State University of New York at Albany
    Albany, NY1971

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Group Exhibitions

  • Living and Working in Texas, II
    Dallas, TX2001
  • Conduit Gallery, Blue Illumination, Installation
    Dallas, TX2000
  • University of Minnesota, Absence/Presence: Artistic Memory of the Holocaust and Genocide, Road to Aleppo Installation
    Minneapolis, MN1998-1999
  • Colgate University - "Road to Aleppo" Installation
    Hamilton, NY1998
  • Swarthmore College, "History, Memory, Representation: Responses to Genocide" Installation "Ashfall"
    Swarthmore, PA1997
  • The Contemporary Art Center of Ft. Worth, "Second Texas Annual"
    Ft. Worth1997
  • Richland Community College, "Portraits and Self-Portraits: Fact or Fiction," Brazos Gallery
    Richardson, TX1996
  • Conduit Gallery, "Ashfall" Installation
    Dallas, TX1996
  • Dallas City Hall, Mayor's Office, Installation
    Dallas, TX1995
  • McKinney Avenue Contemporary
    Dallas, TX1995
  • Conduit Gallery, Two Person Show
    Dallas, TX1994
  • Hickory Street Annex Show
    Dallas, TX1993
  • "How Artists Use Materials," Lamplighter School
    Dallas, TX1993
  • "Homage to Literature," City of Dallas Bath House Cultural Center
    Dallas, TX1992
  • "Relationships," Brookhaven College, Forum Gallery
    Dallas, TX1991
  • "Tiny Tyrants," D'Art Visual Art Center, Installation in Progress
    Dallas, TX1991
  • "Incendiary Motives," Conduit Gallery
    Dallas, TX1991
  • Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University
    Dallas, TX1990
  • The Arlington Museum, Multi-Cultural Visions
    Arlington, TX1990
  • Conduit Gallery, Group Drawing Exhibit
    Dallas, TX1990
  • Emporia College Annual Drawing Exhibition
    Emporia, KS1989
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Beaux Arts Exhibition
    Dallas, TX1989
  • "Self-Portrait Exhibition," Conduit Gallery
    Dallas, TX1989
  • "City Life," Texas Commerce Center
    Dallas, TX1988
  • "Zoo Morphism," Trammel Crow Center
    Dallas, TX1988
  • "Images of a Summer Vacation" Crescent Gallery
    Dallas, TX1988
  • "Ancestral Glyph," D'Art
    Dallas, TX1988
  • Aion Fine Artse
    Dallas, TX1988
  • Conduit Gallery
    Dallas, TX1987
  • Edith Baker Gallery
    Dallas, TX1987
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Beaux Arts Exhibition
    Dallas, TX1987
  • "Mask Exhibit," Conduit Gallery
    Dallas, TX1986-1987
  • Conduit Gallery
    Dallas, TX1986
  • Asilah Museum
    Asilah, Morocco1983
  • Russell Sage College
    Troy, NY1976
  • Upstairs Gallery
    Ithica, NY1975
  • Place
    CityYear
  • Azuma Gallery
    New York, NY1973
  • Englewood Arts Festival Invitational
    Englewood, NJ1973
  • Terrain Graphics Gallery
    New York, NY1973
  • Ward-Nasse Gallery
    New York, NY1972-73
  • Brookline Art Center
    Brookline, MA1972
  • Oklahoma Art Center
    Oklahoma City, OK1972
  • "Colorprint U.S.A.", Texas Technical University
    Lubbock, TX1972
  • "National Print and Drawing Competition," Stowe Gallery, Davidson College
    North Carolina1971-72
  • "Graphics 71," Western New Mexico University, McCary Gallery, Purchase Award
    New Mexico1969
  • Place
    CityYear
  • State University of New York at Albany
    Albany, NY1970
  • Simmons College Annual Print Exhibition
    Boston, MA1969
  • George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
    Springfield, MA1969

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Catalogs

  • Indifference: Remembering the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
    Pittsburgh, PA2001
  • Sacred Spaces, Florida Holocaust Museum
    St. Petersburg, FL2000
  • Absence/Presence: Artistic memory of the Holocaust and Genocide, University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN1998-1999
  • Art Out of Atrocity, Colgate University
    Hamilton, NY1998
  • History memory and Representation, Responses to Genocide, Swarthmore College
    Swarthmore, PA1997
  • Mosaics. 1991-1992, D'Art Visual Art Center and Exxon Corporation
    Dallas, TX1992
  • Barsamian. Pages From My Diary, Peoples, Ideas and Elements
    Dallas, TX1990
  • Barsamian. A Selected Group of Work, Automation House
    New York, NY1978
  • The Articulate Surface: Drawings, Terrain Graphics
    New York, NY1973
  • New England Artists, Brookline Arts Center
    Brookline, MA1972
  • Graphics '71, Western New Mexico University
    New Mexico1971
  • Annual National Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Oklahoma Arts Center
    Oklahoma City, OK1971
  • 51st National Juried Exhibition, George Walker Vincent Smith Art Museum
    Springfield, MA1971
  • Observation, State University of New York at Albany
    Albany, NY1970

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Public Collections

  • Tyler Museum of Art1992
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts1984
  • Asilah Art Museum, Asilah, Morocco1983
  • State University of New York at Albany, New York1971
  • Western New Mexico University, New Mexico1971

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Corporate Collections

  • Locke, Purnell, Rain, Harrell, Dallas, Texas1988
  • The McKenzie Company, Dallas, TX1988
  • Martha Voutas Productions, New York, New York1985-1986
  • CBA Jeans Corporation, New York Headquarters, New York1985
  • First Texas Bank, Dallas, Texas1984

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Private Collections

  • Mr. Doug Henning, Magician-Actor, Van Nuys, California
  • Mr. Louis Cancel, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of New York, New York
  • Dr. S. Lieberfreiund, Dean of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Center, New York, New York
  • Dr. Gerald Salen, Head of Gastroenterology, Cabrini Hospital, New York, New York
  • Mr. Mohamed Melehi, Assistant Minister of Culture, Asilah, Morocco
  • Mr. Stanley Levenson, Chief Executive Officer, Levenson, Levenson & Hill, Dallas, Texas
  • Mr. George Perutz, Perutz Enterprises, Dallas, Texas
  • Mr. Robin Glackin, Chief Executive Officer, Glackin Associates, Dallas, Texas

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Grants and Fellowships

  • Texas Commission on the Arts in Education, Artist in Residence (Artist Roster)1988
  • Director of the Cultural Moussem, Morocco1983

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Competitions

  • Patrick Media Group Billboard Competition, Dallas, Texas1987

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Public Works Projects

  • Project Artist, City Place Station Art Project, DART Light Rail System, Dallas, Texas1992-1995
  • Public Art Master Plan, Site Inventory Team, Dallas, Texas1987
  • Asian Cultural Festival, Design Team Task Force, Dallas, Texas1987
  • North Central Expressway Urban Design Task Force, Dallas, Texas1987

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Public Works Positions

  • Public Art Committee for the City of Dallas1989-1992
    • Develop Public Art Program for the Cultural Policy
    • Approval guidelines and site selections of donated works
    • Determine scope and budget of Public Art Program projects
    • Oversee the artist selection process and select juries
    • Review design, execution and placement of artworks
    • Oversee the removal of artworks from the Public Art collection
    • Commission Art Works

Projects

  • Dallas Convention Center Project
    • Public Art Committee Liaison for the implimentation of Public Art Program
    • National artist search and budget for artist participation
  • Dallas Water Utilities Project
    • Site selection
  • South Dallas Cultural Center
    • Review selected artists
  • Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development, Dallas, TX
    • Artist selection Jury
  • North Central Expressway Project, Dallas, TX
    • Presentation team

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Interviews

  • Radio
    • Quinn Mathews, KRLD, New Radio, Dallas, TX1994
    • Steve Young, KRLD, Dallas, TX1990
    • Paul Pryor Show, KFIT, Austin, TX1990
    • Lynne Weiss, KLIF, Dallas, TX1990
    • Lawson Taitte, WRR, Dallas, TX1990
    • Michael Hoey, KRLD, Dallas, TX1990
  • Television
    • Sara Pentz, Art Beat, WFAA, Channel 8, Dallas, TX1992
    • Carmen Velez, KDFW, Channel 4, Dallas, TX1990
    • Sara Pentz, Art Beat, WFAA, Channel 8, Dallas, TX1990
    • Horizon Television, Los Angeles, California1990

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Documentaries

  • ARTBREATH, Murray-Roberts Productions
    Cable Access of Dallas, Texas1990
  • "Pages From My Diary," Katherine Snedeker
    Cable Access of Dallas, Texas1990
  • Art's Eye, Judy Kelly, KERA, Channel 131988

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Publications

  • The Armenian Church Magazine, Winter Issue, Armenian Church Publications,Two Armenian Artists Think With Their Heart, Feel With Their Brain, Marni Pilafian2001
  • Forum, Aeuna Publication Barsamian Graphic Conscience of the Genocide, Charles DeMirjian2001
  • Art Lies Magazine, Winter Issue 2001, Vicki Meek2001
  • Journal of Genocide Research , Carfax Publishing Art of Holocaust & Genocide: Some Points of Convergence Dr. Stephen Feinstein Vol. 1, No. 21999
  • Art Papers, Robert Barsamian, Paintings and Drawings Tre Roberts and Jennifer Spencer Vol. 12, No.31988
  • D Magazine, ArtsEye, Dan Frizzell, July Issue1988

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