Barbara Yeterian

has been a resident of Oradell, NJ for many years,  although born and  raised in Manhattan and Flushing, NY

The artist is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and New York University with a Bachelor’s and Masters in Fine Art and Art Education. She also attended the University of California and the San Francisco Art Institute. She furthered her art instruction at the Art Students League in Manhattan. Ms. Yeterian has been teaching all age groups  in her New Jersey studio for over twenty years. In addition she has been instructing young people at The Art Students League in New York City for over fifteen years.

Recently she has begun giving workshops for adults and teens in Expressionistic figure painting at the League.

Ms. Yeterian’s Paintings have been widely exhibited in New York, New Jersey and California. She had her work in the Selby Gallery at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida, the New Art’s Center (solo show) in NYC, Jersey City University   (solo show), and the Artsforum Gallery in NYC, as well as others institutions.

Ms. Yeterian’s Genocide Paintings were chosen to be included in the prestigious Legacy Project Website (www.legacy-project.org), sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation alongside world renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Arshile Gorky. Having grown up in an environment where her Armenian heritage, the language, stories and cultural interests influenced the development of her painterly concerns, works from the Armenian Genocide were drawn from events related to her relatives and actual survivors.

In her paintings, regardless of the subject matter, the images are powerfully portrayed in vivid, bold and contrasting colors, enhanced by intense brush work.

The artist’s recent series of paintings have been based on Dance, Family and Circus themes.