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Anet Abnous, an artist of Armenian origin, was born in 1974 in Tehran, IRAN. She has degrees in Fashion designing and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Queens College NY.
She is a member of Contemporary Art Network, Cambridge Who’s Who, Armenian International Women Artist Association (AIWA) and City without Walls. She has participated in many local and international Juried exhibitions in NY, NJ, CA, MD, RI as well as IRAN and Korea. Some of her paintings are in permanent collection of MOCIA, many Galleries in IRAN, Armenian Diocese in NY and many private collectors worldwide.
She has been published in Asbury Park Press (NJ daily newspaper) YERKIR (Armenian weekly newspaper), Hye-Tert Istanbul, QC Magazine, NY ART Magazine, RI Art Council and the Armenian Reporter since 2006, additionally, she has been on a radio interview with Anush Ter Talian on WBAI 99.5 FM about her two pieces commemorating violence against women.
Recently she curated the 1st Armenian Women’s Art exhibition in NYC.
About my artwork
My art captures a feeling and challenges the viewer’s eye and mind, as you get lost in a three-dimensional world of emotion, beauty and tale. I use deep contrasts and intense colors and choose the human body especially female nudes as the center of my inspiration. My paintings speak to the issues of physical, emotional and spiritual constraints.
I start with a photo, normally one that I take. That way, I can capture different moments and later on use as a springboard to the art work. I abstract and simplify the figures. I find when I refer to a photo at the beginning; I am able to paint freely.