Gagik Manoukian was born in 1952 in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1976 he graduated from the College of Fine Arts after P.Terlemezyan. Since 1982 he has been a member of the Association of Artists of Armenia. The roots of Armenian art and culture, as well as the best traditions of Armenian avant-garde, especially Martiros Saryan’s shapes and colors, underlie the art of Gagik Manoukian. His composi-tions reflect various directions of modern art, such as cubism, expressionism and abstract art.
Manoukian’s paintings display a wide range of different styles. The sunlight penetrates through the picturesque colours of landscapes and lyrical abstract compositions, emphasizing the artist’s unique love of depicting light. He created a world of dynamic compositions of paintings due to the unique contrast and delicate transitions of color tones. The artist is often inspired by female beauty, depicting it with all its psychological impact and in vivid colors. Manoukian is keen on the innovations and paintings with unrestrained and vivid colours. His compositions are heart-felt and express the complicated essence of human psychology and meditation in the modern times in a very extraordinary way.
Gagik Manoukian has lived and painted in Czech Republic since 1996, as well as cooperated with MIRO Gallery in Berlin and Prague. Manoukian’s paintings can be found in a number of countries all over the world, public and private collections.Gagik Manoukian has lived and painted in Czech Republic since 1996, as well as cooperated with MIRO Gallery in Berlin and Prague. Manoukian’s paintings can be found in a number of countries all over the world, public and private collections.
1980 – the Palace of Youth, Yerevan, Armenia
1986 – the House of Journalists, Yerevan, Armenia
1990 – Galeria Mundial, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1991 – the Third Eye Gallery, Boston, USA
1994, 1995 – MIRO Gallery, Berlin, Germany
1998 – MIRO Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1998 – MIRO Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
1999 – Moscow House of Nationalities, Russia
2000 – MIRO Gallery, Snina, Slovakia
2002 – the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments, Split, Croatia
2003 – Personal exhibition in Berlin, Germany
2004 – Personal exhibition in Prague, Czech Republic
2006 – Personal exhibition in Oslo, Norway
2008 – Exhibition in the Castle Allingawier, Friesland, the Netherlands
2009 – MIRO Gallery, Czech painters’ exhibition, Prague, Czech Republic
2010 – Exhibition in Slovakian 1st TV channel gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2012 – Personal Exhibition in Armenia Artists' Union of Armenia
1977– 2007 – in a number of cities: Boston, New York, Buenos Aires,
Moscow, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Vienna, Berlin, Madrid, Valencia and Prague.
2001 – BASF House Exhibition in Prague, Czech Republic
2002 – MIRO Galleries in Bratislava and Snina, Slovakia
2002 – Historisches Rathaus, Deidesheim, Germany
1996 – the Masaryk Academy of Fine Arts, Prague
1999 – the Franz Kafka European Artists’ Circle Diploma
2000 – the Salvador Dali Art Award