Arpie Gennetian is a fine artist and graphic designer. She uses her love of lines, color, paper, typography, and thread to begin her works on paper. A grid is the primary compositional structure in Arpie’s work. Her own drawings, together with selections from her growing collection of paper and printed typography, are carefully cropped by hand with scissors and stitched into place to create larger drawings composed of circles on a grid. “My process is about finding beauty in lines and color and form. . . and quite literally, tying it all together.”

Arpie Gennetian was born and raised in Watertown, Massachusetts and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Graphic Design degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. She worked as a graphic designer for the Museum of Modern Art and the architecture firm, Gensler, before shifting her focus to fine art. Arpie’s work has been included in the artist registry at the Drawing Center in New York City. She has exhibited at galleries in New Jersey, New York City, and Boston, and her artwork is in many private collections throughout the U.S. She works from her studio just outside New York City, where she lives with her husband and three children.

Contact

201.563.0025
arpiegn@mac.com

Artwork on view at:

Belkind Bigi
21 Main Street
Tarrytown, New York

Erika Menanteaux
31 Sheridan Avenue
HoHoHus, New Jersey

Katie Diamond
570 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, New Jersey


Curriculum Vitae

education

Rhode Island School of Design
Class of 1992 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Graphic Design

fine art

2016 RISD Craft Rhode Island School of Design Providence, Rhode Island
2015 Surface Liquid Art House Boston, Massachusetts
2013 Merry Go Round Muriel Guepin Gallery New York City
2012 Ensō Gallery Denovo Sun Valley, Idaho
2012 Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Summit, New Jersey
2012 Brenda Taylor Gallery New York City
2011 Art In The Open Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2010 Flower (re)power Housatonic Museum of Art Bridgeport, Connecticut
2010 Muriel Guepin Gallery Brooklyn, New York
2009 Shopart Brooklyn, New York
2008 Works On Paper Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts Loveladies, New Jersey
2007 Lineal Investigations Housatonic Museum of Art Bridgeport, Connecticut
2007 New Directions Barrett Art Center Poughkeepsie, New York
2007 Armenian Women’s Art Exhibition The Village Quill New York City
2007 Art Center of Northern New Jersey New Milford, New Jersey
2007 Rockland Center For The Arts West Nyack, New York
2006 Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Summit, New Jersey
2003 Barrett Art Center Poughkeepsie, New York
2002 Viewing Program The Drawing Center New York City

awards

2007 Honorable Mention New Directions Barrett Art Center
2007 Drawing Honorable Mention Art Center of Northern New Jersey
1998 Print Magazine Regional Design Annual for Gensler Annual Report “Agility”

graphic design

1997-2001 Gensler New York City
Architecture & Design Firm: Associate Graphic Designer

1996 Museum of Modern Art New York City
Graphic Design Department: Freelance Graphic Designer
Projects: Jasper Johns Retrospective Exhibition, Design of Art Safari family guide book

1993-1996 Sisco & Evans New York City
Graphic Design Firm: Freelance Graphic Designer
Projects: Book Design, Poster Design, Logo Design

1994 Atlantic and Pacific Design Group, Inc. New York City
Graphic Design Firm: Freelance Graphic Designer
Projects: MTA Logo Implementation Design

1993 Albert Woods Design Associates New York City
Exhibition Design Firm: Freelance Graphic Designer
Projects: Valentine Riverside Museum exhibition graphics

1993 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill New York City
Architecture & Design Firm: Junior Graphic Designer