Vian Shamounki Borchert BFA 1996
Vian Shamounki Borchert is an award winning contemporary artist who has shown both internationally and nationally in many group and solo exhibitions. The National Gallery of Art in Amman, Jordan and The Jerusalem Fund Gallery, Washington, D.C. have her artwork in their permanent collection. Vian is a professional artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from The Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington DC, and has a Master Web Design degree. Vian is an art educator with many years of teaching experience. Vian helps students of all levels explore their inner creative voice that helps them create expressive artwork. Vian’s expressionistic and abstracted art illustrates a poetic mood and a thoughtful journey in the world of painting.
In describing her work, Vian says, “my artwork illustrates the physiological state of being of the figure. I consider myself an artist of feelings and paint the deep emotions that occupy the mind and sometimes clutter the mind. I consider each of my paintings as a visual poem of love, a poem of hopelessness, a poem of melancholy - poems that depict and capture the expression and the mood of the figure. When the viewer looks at my artwork, I want to create an intimate, deep and thought-provoking dialogue between viewer and the artwork. In simple words, my artwork has to speak on its own and grab the audience’s attention in an intellectual way”.
Vian exhibited in many group and solo shows in places such as: The Kentlands Mansion Gallery in Gaithersburg, The Strathmore Mansion, Cairo Amman Bank Art Gallery, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Contemporary Museum of Art in Georgetown, The International Trade Center, The French Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan, The Circle Gallery in Annapolis and others.
She will be in a group show at The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, MD from mid Jan. to mid March.
She will have a solo show at The Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo, MD in mid March.
Vian is currently an art instructor at The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg where she teaches Acrylic, Watercolor and Drawing. Also, she will be teaching a painting class in the Spring / Summer 2012 at The Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, MD.
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