Artist's Statement:

In my artworks, I aim to engage in a personal conversation with the viewer. By transforming my emotions into colors, forms, and lines, I want to create a visual representation of my inner self and my perception of life.

My artistic style has transitioned from realism to abstraction over time as if it were an inevitable maturation process.

When I stand before a canvas, I need to release myself from any mental or spiritual constraints to immerse myself in the creative process. I let my subconscious guide me, surrendering to my feelings.

I always start with spontaneous brushstrokes, like the first breath of a newborn painting. I don't search for any particular color to begin with, but instead, I apply the first one that catches my eye, and then the painting suggests the next step.


Margaret Asatrian is a visual artist from Armenia. She was born in Yerevan in 1994 and grew up in a creative environment as the daughter of a painter. From a young age, she began to paint and studied at the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts from 2012 to 2016, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree with honors in painting.

After completing her studies, Margaret fully committed herself to artistic practice, doing her own research and experimenting with various mediums. She created a large number of sketches and small-sized mixed media compositions using pastels, gouache paints, and ink, which later served as a basis for her large-scale oil paintings. Initially, her artworks were mainly figurative compositions, including portraits, landscapes, and linear drawings from nature.

Since 2016, Margaret has been fascinated by abstraction, which she believes reflects her inner nature best. In her abstract compositions, she combines soft, transparent shades with bright colors to enrich paintings with rhythmic vibrations and contrasts. By applying liquid paint over the surface layer after layer, she creates an effect of shielded, foggy details. Her artworks aim to present viewers with man's unseen and retained emotions through abstraction.

Margaret's artwork has gained the attention of many national and international art connoisseurs and private collectors, and her paintings are on permanent display at Gallery Milmar International in New York and Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. She is also represented by the Gala Art Gallery in her hometown of Yerevan.

Margaret has actively taken part in art exhibitions both in Armenia and abroad since her student years. In 2021, her painting "Reflections" was selected to be showcased at the 5th Edition of London Art Biennale and later donated to the Museum of Alex and Marie Manoogian in Michigan, which houses the largest collection of Armenian Art in North America. In September 2021, two of her artworks were displayed at the Pavilion Porte de Versailles as part of the International Contemporary Paris Art Fair.

In 2023, twelve pieces of Margaret's art were featured at the Strobia Foundation Launch Event at Vertigo in Glendale, CA. In 2022, her artworks were published in the Winter Issue of 65 Degree Magazine, and she became one of the five finalists to be featured in Art Market Magazine's 91st edition. Her artworks can be found in art galleries and private collections in many European countries, the USA, and Armenia.

Margaret has been a member of the Artists’ Union of Armenia since 2017 and currently lives and works in Yerevan.

Selected group exhibitions and art biennales:

9th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, 2022

London Art Biennale-5th Edition, Chelsea Old Town Hall, 2021

International Group Exhibition, Madrid, Spain, 2021

International Contemporary Paris Art Fair, Porte de Versailles, 2021

Spring Salon, Republican exhibition, Artists' Union of Armenia, 2022

Autumn Salon, Republican exhibition, Artists' Union of Armenia, 2021

Armenian Contemporary Art in Kuwait,2019

Spring Salon Republican exhibition, Artists’ Union of Armenia, 2019,2020

International Arvest Expo 2018,2019, ACCEA, Yerevan

Exhibition dedicated to the International Women’s Day, Artists’ Union of Armenia,2018, Yerevan

Republican exhibition, Artists’ Union of Armenia,2017, Yerevan

‘’Contemporary art’’ republican exhibition, Artists’ Union of Armenia, 2017

Republican Youth Exhibition, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, 2017

Republican exhibition dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of Hovhannes Aivazovsky, Artists’ Union of Armenia,2017, Yerevan

Republican exhibition, , Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, 2017

‘’One piece of fire’’, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, 2016

Republican exhibition, Artists’ Union of Armenia, Yerevan, 2016

Group exhibition dedicated to the Centennial Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Albert and Tove Boyajian Gallery, 2015

Solo exhibitions:

“Living colors”, Gala Art Gallery, Yerevan, 2023