Tina Karagulian. Photograph by Marcy Maloy. www.marcymaloy.com

 

Artist Walden Booker with Tina Karagulian and her painting Coral Flight, at Intermezzo Gallery. Photograph by artist Nakita Bickle. lovenakita.weebly.com

Artist Walden Booker with Tina Karagulian and her painting Coral Flight, at Intermezzo Gallery. Photograph by artist Nakita Bickle. lovenakita.weebly.com

Tina Karagulian

Through abstract images, the vivid and grounding colors of paint, and the movement of brush strokes on canvas, meet me where rushing waters enliven the soul. From these painted images, poetic words arise—a sweet music
that synthesizes life, story, and heart.

"My love of art was always woven into careers I have chosen. In a college elective class on painting, I discovered an intuitive ease of mixing colors and knew I had found my niche. My artistic influences include Georgia O’Keefe, Dorothy Hood, Henri Matisse, and Mark Rothko. For many years, Matisse’s fauve paintings, his collage cut outs of color, and his blue nude series, inspired me to blend one-dimensional color with bold patterns, while also paring down shape and line to the simple, common denominator. Mark Rothko’s subdued colors invite meditation, matching a peaceful and sacred intention that resides at the core of my own work. However, the San Antonio's 1998 McNay Art Museum’s exhibition O’Keefe and Texas was a pivotal moment in how I viewed painting: when I saw pink snow in O’Keefe’s painting of Roof with Snow, my world opened up, where the real world and abstraction could merge, all with the bold stroke of color. In 2016, when the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi exhibited the large-scale contemporary paintings of Dorothy Hood in The Color of Being/ El Color del Ser, I felt another female mentor enter my consciousness, guiding me to push through the edges of how I express form and space. Color brings healing, balance, and peace into our homes, our bodies, and our world, and embraces life’s endless possibilities.  

For over twenty years, I have facilitated events where women integrate and voice their stories through collage, sharing, and community. As I step into my midlife years, I devote myself to and delight in expressing my voice through paint on canvas. Within each painting I craft, whether fashioning the mist of clouds or the horizon line where sea meets sky, I invite you to find the joyful place within your hearts, to rest and to linger in contemplation, and to appreciate the majesty of our natural world."

Solo and group exhibitions include Inner and Outer Space: Paintings and Poetry at Intermezzo Gallery, Comfort, TX, Release and Receive: Portals of Transcendence at Fishead Design Studio and Microgallery, San Antonio, Texas, GAGA @ TRIBECA, and the Art Heals Hearts Exhibition at the Ecumenical Center, San Antonio, TX. Tina Karagulian's artwork has been displayed at Intermezzo Gallery & StudiosMockingbird HandprintsIntegrative Family Medicine, Bandera Family Health CareChurch of Reconciliation, and ABODE Contemplative Care for the Dying. Tina Karagulian is a member of Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association, or GAGAan organization founded to promote, educate and advance women artists in south Texas

Tina Karagulian's memoir It Is Time, and her books of poetry New Skin: Poetry and Prayers, and Under the Papaya Tree: A Book of Love Poems are published through Black Rose Arts & Press. Her poetry and prayers have also been published in the following anthologies: Lifting Women's Voices: Prayers to Change the World and Sustaining Abundant Life.  

      SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS

May 19, 2017–July 27,2017
Celebrating New Heights in Women's Art (17 paintings on display)
REMAX New Heights
, 5936 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Premier artist in this new venue to support women artists in San Antonio. Sole curator of this exhibit and consultant to the team to select women artists for their quarterly exhibitions. 

November 14, 2015
Paintings and Poetry by Tina Karagulian (10 paintings on display)

Hosted by Michelle Mayer, 106 Sir Arthur Court, San Antonio, TX

March 14–April 11, 2015

Inner and Outer Space: Paintings and Poetry by Tina Karagulian (12 paintings and 12 poems on display)
Intermezzo Gallery, 119 E. Theissen, Boerne, TX; Poetry Reading by Tina Karagulian and Jazz Music Stylings by John Lind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbEGRd-r_Z


Dec 7, 2014–Jan 7, 2015
Tranquil Seas: Contemporary Paintings by Tina Karagulian (10 paintings on display)

Church of Reconciliation, 8900 Starcrest, San Antonio, TX 78217

October 9, 2014
Open House and Reception (9 paintings)
Executive Home Tenders, at 117 Geneseo Drive, Terrell Hills, San Antonio, TX 78209

March 23–April 30, 2013
Sea and Sky Art Exhibit by Tina Karagulian (8 paintings)

VIVA! Bookstore and Gallery, 8407 Broadway, San Antonio, TX

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

March 4–Apr 7, 2017
GAGA@TRIBECA, Tribeca Restaurant, San Antonio, TX
For contemporary art month, a group exhibition by members of
Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association or GAGA. Displayed Translucent Wave www.gagaart.org

Sept 8, 2016–Jan 7, 2017
Art Heals Hearts Exhibition,
Ecumenical Center, San Antonio, TX
Displayed Abstract Blue and Dawn’s Ascent; read my poems Flow and My Beloved

June 10–11, 2016
Come Hang with Us,
Artists with a Mission, San Antonio, TX (17 paintings on display)
Featured artist, along with artists Katherine Brown of Saatchi art and D. Ellis Phelps

Sept 2Oct 11, 2015

Season of Creation Exhibit, Brown Hall, Church of Reconciliation, 8900 Starcrest, San Antonio, TX
Displayed au coucher du soleil painting and read its corresponding poem

Sept 130, 2015
One People, Many Paths: The Sacred Art of Altars Exhibit,
Bjiou Cinema, 4522 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX
Displayed Sparrow altar and included poem Sparrow poem www.celebrationcircle.org

July 24, 2015
Poethaven: A Place for Souls to Speak, Covenant Baptist Church, 19204 FM-2252, San Antonio, TX 78266
Displayed Rolling Silhouette painting and read poem: Movin’ On

Feb 6, 2015
Poethaven: A Place for Souls to Speak,
Covenant Baptist Church, 19204 FM-2252, San Antonio, TX 78266
Displayed au coucher du soleil painting and read poem: Love

Sept 130, 2014, 2003-2007
One People, Many Paths: The Sacred Art of Altars Exhibit,
Bjiou Cinema, 4522 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX
www.celebrationcircle.org 

For six years, part of group exhibition of mixed media wooden altars to support Celebration Circle.

March 8, 2014
Poethaven: A Place for Souls to Speak, Covenant Baptist Church, 19204 FM-2252, San Antonio, TX 78266
Displayed Eye painting

        Jan 30, 2014
        Poetry of Compassion, Compassion Event, Central Public Library, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX
        sacompassionnet.org

May 19–July 31, 2013
Sacred Ground Art Exhibit, Cathedral Gallery, 111 Torcido Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209 (6 paintings exhibited)

November 2008
Release and Receive: Portals of Transcendence;
Paintings by Tina Karagulian and Jane Appleby
Fishead Design Studio and Microgallery, www.fisheadproductions.com

Sept 26–Oct 27, 2008
Rx Art: Take Your Medicine. Bil Haus Arts, 2803 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78201,  210.383.9723 (4 wooden altars exhibited)
In collaboration with the Health and Healing Consortium, health professionals share their art in a group exhibit.  

 

 

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