This is an artwork titled Marcus and Vanessa by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2018

Raffi Kalenderian
Marcus and Vanessa, 2018

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“Robert, Bob, and Seymour,” 2019

Raffi Kalenderian
“Robert, Bob, and Seymour,” 2019

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“Alison (Strickland House),” 2018

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“Alison (Strickland House),” 2018

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“Bernard,” 2019

Raffi Kalenderian
“Bernard,” 2019

This is an artwork titled Patrick by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2016

Raffi Kalenderian
Patrick, 2016

This is an artwork titled Portrait of the Poet Dasha Nekrasova by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2015

Raffi Kalenderian
Portrait of the Poet Dasha Nekrasova, 2015

This is an artwork titled Study for Lauren (Quilt) by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2015

Raffi Kalenderian
Study for Lauren (Quilt), 2015

This is an artwork titled Jimmy by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2014

Raffi Kalenderian
Jimmy, 2014

This is an artwork titled Self Portrait (Benner Street) by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Self Portrait (Benner Street), 2011

This is an artwork titled Kate Wolf (Red Shirt) by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Kate Wolf (Red Shirt) , 2011

This is an artwork titled Liz on the Ice by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Liz on the Ice, 2011

This is an artwork titled Scott (Plaid Shirt) by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Scott (Plaid Shirt), 2011

This is an artwork titled Brad (Plants) by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Brad (Plants), 2011

This is an artwork titled Brian Bress (outside) by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Brian Bress (outside), 2011

This is an artwork titled Catherine 'Cup' Nguyen by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Catherine 'Cup' Nguyen, 2011

This is an artwork titled Shanti in the Studio (Seasonal Sweater) by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Shanti in the Studio (Seasonal Sweater), 2011

This is an artwork titled Tif by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Tif, 2011

This is an artwork titled Jenny (Crossed Legs) by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Jenny (Crossed Legs), 2011

This is an artwork titled Shanti (Black sweater) by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Shanti (Black sweater), 2011

This is an artwork titled Jimmy by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Jimmy, 2011

This is an artwork titled Tran by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Tran, 2011

This is an artwork titled Mimi (Scarf) by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Mimi (Scarf), 2011

This is an artwork titled Liz (Field) by artist Raffi Kalenderian made in 2011

Raffi Kalenderian
Liz (Field), 2011

1981
Born in Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
2004
BFA, University of California, Los Angeles
Residency, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA
2007
Residency, St Barthélemy, French West Indies
2019
"Memento Vivo," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2018
"Always in Rare Form," Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2017
"Portraits," Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
2016
"For the Dead," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"Green River," Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
2015
"To Walk Through the Night," Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
2014
"Raffi Kalenderian," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"Raffi Kalenderian," Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2013
"Paint Work," Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2012
"Interior Life," Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
"Currents, Undercurrents, and Maneuvers," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2011
"Raffi Kalenderian," Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
2010
"Memoranda," Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
2008
"Satellites," Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland
2007
"Palimpsest: Selected Works on Paper," Marc Jancou Fine Art, New York, NY
2006
"Wicked Waters," Medium, St. Barthlemy, French West Indies
"Born Under Punches," Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
2019
"What is an edition, anyway?," McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2018
"Genius Loci", Setareh Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
"To our Fellow Artists and Poets who are Confused About Which Way to Go," Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2017
"Hotel Kalifornia," Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris
"Whats Up New York," LVH Art, New York
2016
"Painter's Painters," Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
"A Verdant Summer," Taymour Grahne, New York, NY
"Imagine," Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
2013
"Body Language," Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2011
"Goldmine," curated by Christopher Scoates, UAM, University Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
2010
"Crystal World," Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
"Die Nase des Michelangelo," Galerie Peter Kilchmann at Marktgasse, Zurich, Switzerland
"Painting," curated by Roger Herman, LA Art House, Los Angeles, CA
"Portraits de Collectionneurs," Muro Gallery, Chtelaine, Switzerland
"Next Generation," Kunstmuseum St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland
2008
"L.A. Potential: HangArt 7," Salzburg, curated by Lioba Reddeker
"Faces and Figures (Revisited)," Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, NY
"Stories: Portraits," Eleven Rivington, New York, NY
"Some Paintings: The Third (2007)," LA Weekly Annual Biennal, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007
"Cali in CPH, Part ii: Bucket of Ice," Co-Lab, Copenhagen, US
"Warhol &," Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006
"Fall," Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
"Boat Show," High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA
"Just My Funny Way of Laughing," South La Brea Gallery, Inglewood, CA
2005
"Christmas in July," Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
2004
"Walk You Home If You Walk Me Home Right After," Los Angeles, CA, curated by Eric Palgon
"Dear Summertime," Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
"Living in the Ice Age," University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2003
"UCLA Undergraduate Juried Show," Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA
"New Work," University of Leeds, England
2019
De Witt, Olivia. "Raffi Kalenderian," Artillery, June 26
Irvin, Rebecca. "Raffi Kalenderian celebrates life in his exuberant, colourful, painted portraits," It's Nice That, June 7
McNay, Anna. "Raffi Kalenderian – interview: ‘It’s like banging your head against a brick wall, but if you get through to the other side it feels so good'," Studio International, June 4
2018
Nash, David. "Kendall Wilkinson Outfits the $15.5 Million Penthouse at San Francisco's 181 Fremont," Architectural Digest, October 30
2017
Mahony, Anna, "Must-See Art Guide: Zurich," artnet news (web), December 14
Black, Ezrha Jean, "Best in Show 2016," Artillery, January/February
2016
Seed, John, "Raffi Kalenderian: ‘For the Dead,’ at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects," Huffington Post, August 23
Wagley, Catherine, "5 Free Art Shows to See in LA This Week," LA Weekly (web), July 27
2015
Seed, John, "Collecting: Robert Shiell," art ltd., March/April
2014
Shaw, Michael. "Raffi Kalenderian," ArtScene, July/August
"15 Young Art Stars to Keep Your Eye On," Complex, September 28
2012
Buckley, Annie, "Review: 'Raffi Kalenderian: Currents, Undercurrents, and Maneuvers,' " Art in America, April 2012
Raffi Kalenderian, Modern Painters, New York, April
2011
Latimer, Quinn. "The Nose of Michelangelo," Frieze, March, p. 142
2010
Raffi Kalenderian, Brand New Gallery, Milan, ex. cat.
So kommen Sie gut durch 2011, Art Basel Miami Beach, Eva Karcher, Sddeutsche Zeitung, Wochenende, Munich, No. 303, Dec. 31, p. 5
Raffi Kalenderian, Kunst 10 Zrich, Zurich, Nov. 11 14, pp. 84 85 cat.
Eine kleine Dsternis ist immer da, Ruth Hndler, Capital, Hamburg, No. 9, p. 135
Portraits de Collectionneurs, Tindaro Gagliano, Muro Gallery, Chtelaine, ex.cat.
Meier, Philipp. "Monumentalitt und Zuversicht," NZZ, Zurich, Oct. 16, p. 57
2009
Raffi Kalenderian, Frieze Yearbook, London, England
Meltzer, Burkhard. "Raffi Kalenderian," Frieze, March
2008
Reddeker, Lioba. "L.A. Potential: HangArt 7," Basis Wien, Austria
Kugelman, Kerry. "Raffi Kalenederian at Black Dragon Society," Art Ltd., May
Truong, Hong-An. "A Look at Raffi Kalenederian," Artslant, March
Harvey, Doug. "Some Paintings," LA Weekly, January
2010
Portraits de Collectionneurs, text by Tindaro Gagliano. Muro Gallery, Châtelaine, Switzerland
Raffi Kalenderian: Memoranda, text by Doug Harvey, Nieves Books, Zurich (monograph)
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA