Columbia, S.C., native and resident David Yaghjian has exhibited across the Carolinas, including Blue Spiral I Gallery in Asheville, N.C., the Florence (S.C.) Museum of Art, Gallery 80808 and Morris Gallery in Columbia and Hampton III Gallery in Greenville, S.C. In Atlanta, where he used to live, Yaghjian has shown in the Spruill Center Gallery, the Right Brain Gallery and other venues. He also painted two murals in the Georgia capital. Yaghjian holds a BA from Massachussetts’ Amherst College and studied in New York City at the Art Students League and the School of Visual Art. Among his instructors were Fairfield Porter, Leonard Baskin, Will Barnett and Chaim Koppelman.
Represented by: IfArt Gallery, Columbia,SC
My artist statements need to be written in disappearing ink or constructed in files that delete themselves in a few days as they almost always seem embarrassing and obsolete in about that amount of time. (And its not that the succeeding ones improve on what’s gone before…) But anyway, I paint because I have to. Painting may not keep me sane, but it points me in that direction and gives me temporary relief.