1979 Born in Yerevan, Armenia
2000 Graduated from the faculty of Wood Carving in Yerevan Art college
2006 Graduated from the faculty of visual arts in Panos Terlemezian Arts College
2006 Member of Artists’ Union of Armenia
2009 Participated in International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan “ReAnimania”
2009 Participated in festival “Winterfest Armenia 2009” and was awarded the first place
His works are kept in private collections in Armenia, USA and Russia.
2006 Naregatsi Art Center Yerevan, Armenia
2008 San Vitale Gallery Venice, Italy
2009 Artists’ Union of Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
2010 Peter Fomenko Theatre Moscow, Russia
2013 Peter Fomenko Theatre Moscow, Russia
2015 Arame Art Gallery Beirut, Lebanon
2003 Hay Art cultural center. Was awarded a special nomination “Golden Palette” Yerevan, Armenia
2004 Artists’ Union Yerevan, Armenia
2006 National Gallery of Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
2006 “Free composition”, Naregatsi Art Center Yerevan, Armenia
2007 Exhibition-Conference Washington, USA
2009 Artists’ Union of Artsakh Artsakh, Armenia
2010 Artists’ Union of Armenia Yerevan, Armenia
2010 Artists’ Union of Kemerovo Kemerovo, Russia
2010 Citadel Gozo, Malta
2011 Cultural House of Italy Valletta, Malta
2012 “New Generation. Selected Artists” at Arame Art Gallery Yerevan, Armenia
2013 10th Anniversary of Arame Art Gallery Yerevan, Armenia
2013 Selected Art Works Beirut, Lebanon
2013 “Sensual Revelations” Beirut, Lebanon
2014 Selected Art Works 2014 Vienna, Austria
2014 “Beauty in the Palm” Beirut, Lebanon
Since 2012 Avetis Khachatrian’s paintings are permanently exposed at Arame Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia.
On each canvas Avetis’s colorful dream carries a mystery of silence. Silence does not acknowledge time since the fairytale is everywhere, Avetis’ fairytale. Like every serious artist accentuates national colors, so does Avetis in his fairytale-reality; however, in the free inner world there is already a found Khachatryan’s corner.
Roots of Avetis’s art are deep. Form, material, and national coloring have emotional background, blended with classical and contemporary visual art. Each image begins its new day by starting a dialogue with itself. Sadness and silence on canvases are revealed by mystery of waiting and biblical images, and faith in the light of future you feel with internal energy, passed from one character to other, which Avetis with his coloring solution passes to us. And like true artist he summarizes all that is said, connecting inside and outside world with tender sensual tones. For deeper understanding of Avetis’s paintings you often need to pass from the field of art to public field. You can not move away from his characters leaving your conversations half finished because they can hear, speak, tell, dream, love……
Unique craft of the young artist Avetis Khachatrian already makes us expect a lot from him. He is active, diligent and brave in his exploration. You can not say that he does not feel the influence of his favorite artists, but even so, he begins to create new poetics about old themes. In his works he tries to get rid of the captivity of grown-up life. That is why in his compositions you will not even find anything typical for romantic youth, but there is a lot from childhood.
His characters by themselves fill in the whole composition. These kings and queens, neighbors, squeals, pugnacious boys, teachers, musicians, dwarfs, cats and dogs. They all have large heads, big expressive Armenian eyes, and accurate, characteristic gesticulation. His characters are not always cheerful, they are sometimes serious and even sad. And this has everything to do with reality where author, this time, not as a child, is looking for a magical meaning of life.