Lara Baghdassarian

Lara B, born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, discovered her love of painting at an early age. She pursued her passion for the arts by attending the Toros Roslin Art Academy of Beirut. Thereafter, she continued her studies at the Lebanese University of Fine Arts where she graduated with honors in 2001. Eager to broaden her spectrum of art, she also fortified her educational experience by immersing herself in circles with established Armenian painters and sculptors. Lara B. participated in a number of shows within Beirut where she enjoyed early recognition of her artwork. Her paintings earned impressive distinction by winning first prize at the National University of Fine Arts and third prize at the Artistes Association of Beirut in 2001.

Since moving to the United States in 2002, Lara B. has continued to gamer acclaim for her artwork. Within two years, Lara B. has shown her artwork at collective exhibitions in New York, San Francisco and Providence, and has had two solo shows in Providence, and Oakland. Her work was also selected to appear on a magazine cover with international distribution in winter 2003. Presently, Lara B. resides in California where she has her studio and cultivates her prolific tradition.