"Family Pictures" By Susan Kricorian

In this exhibition, Susan Kricorian uses Ottoman Era studio portraits, documentary photographs, and family snapshots, many of them taken in and around the artist's hometown of Watertown, MA, as the basis for an exploration of post-genocide Armenian culture and identity. The paintings in this body of work engage with family and communal history, as well as with recognizabel Armenian icons and symbols, to pay homage to a lost homeland and to create a new landscape of belonging that is simultaneously Armenian and American. Born and raised in the tight-knit Armenian community of Watertown, Susan Kricorian attended The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and studied drawing, painting, photography, color theory and art education. After completing school in Boston, she moved to New York City to begin her journey as an artist and art educator. Kricorian has taught art in a public middle school since 1989 and has received her MS in education at Bank Street College of Education.