Elisabeth Melkonyan

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1959 Born in Schwaz, Tyrol, Austria
1979-1981 Teacher Training Academy, Innsbruck
1982 International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, studied with Prof. Eduardo Paolozzi
1986 International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, studied with Prof. Robin Page
1987 Symposium in Spain, studied Painting with Reiner Schiestl
1988-1994 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Studied Painting with Prof. Arnulf Rainer
Art teacher training with Prof. Herwig Zens, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
studied textile with Prof. Sepp Moosmann
1989 Scholarship for l’academie internationale Marly le Roi, Paris
1990 Participation in the Symposium in Poppendorf, Steiermark
1991 Participation in the Weinviertler Kultursommer, Austria, studied Printed Graphics with Mark Friesing
1992 Scholarship at the Saline in Hallstatt, Austria
Teaching Assistant at the Summer Academy Genius in Turkey
1993 Scholarship for the Royal College of Art, London, studied illustration by Prof. V. Daen and Ceramics with Prof. Eduardo Paolozzi
1994 Master of Arts Diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts and the University for Applied Arts, Vienna
Scholarship for the Universidad de Complutense, Madrid, studied Prining by Prof. Dimitri Papaguerorgulu
Attended the Visual Arts Symposium „Jahodna“ in Slovakia
1996 Son Paul is born
until today art teacher at the Katholische Bildiungsanstalt für Kindergartenpädagogik, Innsbruck
1997 Scholarship for Cyprus from the Museum for Military History in Vienna
1999 Attended the International Summer Academy, Schloß Topocholsky, Slovakia
2000 Tyrolean government grant for for Palliamo, Italy
Participation in the International Sculpture Symposium in Krastal, Carinthia
International "Montraker"" Summer School of Sculpture, Croatia
2003 Participation in the International Print Triennale, Kairo
2004 Participation in the the art project "Labyrinths"" in Freistaat Burgstein (Ötztal, Tyrol) and Slavonice (Czech Republic)
2005 Participation in the International Ceramic Symposium in Innsbruck
"Gasthausexpedition" – Travelling Workshops through Austria – Part 1
2006 ""Gasthausexpedition"" – Travelling Workshops through Austria – Part 2
2007 Ceramic Workshop with Masamichi Yoshikawa in Tokoname, Japan
""Gasthausexpedition"" – Travelling Workshops through Austria – Part 3
2008 Participation in the art project ""Der (Über)Mut der Träumer"", Freistaat Burgstein
International Workshop in El Minia, Egypt
Participation in the ""Kultursommer"" Ötztal (Tyrol)
2010 Participation in Bamako Symposium on the Arts, Bamako, Mali
2011 Participation in the international Symposium, Györ, Hungary
Artist in Residence, Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.A.
2012 Participation in the 9. International Symposium, Cappadocia, Turkey
2013 Curator of WIDE WEST, Imperial Palace, Innsbruck
Participation in the 2. International Izmir Biennial of Arts, Turkey (Catalogue)
2014 Artist in residence, Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Participation in the International Ceramic Symposium, Innsbruck, (Catalogue)
2015 Curator of SPEAK TOGETHER, Imperial Palace, Innsbruck
Visiting Scholar and teaching, GMI Guanmei International School, China
Presentation of WIDE WEST, InSEA Conference, Lisbon, (Folder)
Participation in the 1. International Pisticci ART CAMP, Italy
2016 Participation in the 8. International Painting Symposium, Torun, Poland
Participation in the 14. International Art Symposium, Monastir, Tunisia
2017 Participation in the 15. International Art Symposium, Monastir, Tunisia

Exhibitions and Awards (selection)

1989 NO NO NO/SI Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Personal)TEXTIL – University for Applied Arts Vienna, Recognition Award (Catalogue)
1990 HONIG UND ASCHE, Arcade Gallery, Mödling
NACH DER NATUR, Gemäldegalerie, Horn
1991 JUNGE SZENE WIEN ́91, Vienna Secession (Catalogue)
„Junge Designer“ Contest, Recognition Award, Vienna
1992 FELSENLANDSCHAFT, Galerie im Hochtal, Hallstatt
EROTIC CREATIV, WUK, Vienna (Catalogue)
1993 FOLIO SOCIETY, Royal College of Art, London
Gaudenz-Pedit Gallery Award, Lienz
1994 Concurso international de minigrabado, Spain Catalogue)
Exhibition at the Slovakian National Gallery in Dunajska Streda, Vermes Villa(Catalogue)
Grafenschlag Art Week (Catalogue)
1995 KRIEG UND FRIEDEN, Stadtinitiative Gallery, Vienna (Catalogue)
1996 Theodor Körner Award
Bronze Medal - 2. Egyptian International Print Triennale 96 (Catalogue)
1997 SPIEL UND SPRACHE, at the Bulgarian Culture Institute Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna (Catalogue)
REISEBILDER, Galerie im Andechshof, Innsbruck (Catalogue)
1998 STALL – traveling exhibition: Sand in Taufers, Italy; Nothburga Gallery, Innsbruck; Salzstadel, Regensburg; Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna (Catalogue)
1999 1st Prize – SPÖ women’s art contest „Frau 2000“
2000 SONNE –Nothburga Gallery, Innsbruck
2001 FLIEGENDE STEINE, Inngalerie, Kufstein
SICH ÖFFNEN – VERLETZT, Prisma Gallery, Bozen
QUO VADIS, Sigismundkapelle, Regensburg; Inngalerie, Kufstein (Folder)
2002 SICH ÖFFNEN – VERLETZT, Städtische Galerie, Lienz (Folder)
2003 Exhibition at the International Print Triennale in Cairo (Catalogue)
Exhibition at the Cultural Center of Egypt in Vienna
2004 AUGEN SEHEN DICH AN, Das Verborgene Museum (Berlin)
KÖRPERLICH, Gallery alpha (Vienna)
„... no duermo sino en tu hielo...“, Centro Cultural Blas de Otero (Madrid)
2005 FRAUENBLUME, Galerie in den Bergen, (Biohotel Grafenast)
ALCHEIAL, Nothburga Gallery, Innsbruck
2006 GASTHAUSEXPEDITION ÖSTERREICH, Sigismundkapelle, Regensburg
GASTHAUSEXPEDITION ÖSTERREICH, Town Hall, Kufstein
2007 HOME EXHIBITION in Tokoname, Japan
2008 COMING TOGETHER, Foyer of the Imperial Palace in Innsbruck
BESUCHEN, Krastal, Kärnten
Exhibition at the Messnerhaus, „Kultursommer“, Ötztal (Tyrol)
2009 GASTHAUSEXPEDETION ÖSTERREICH, Messnerhaus, Galerie Nothburga
HARDCORE IN RED, Kunsthaus Wörgl
WELTENLAUF, Schallerhaus, Mils
2010 BIKINI ATOLL, Stadtturmgalerie, Innsbruck
PIPE' 10, Penang International Print Exhibition 2010, Malaysia (Catalogue)
2011 SONNENGESANG, Institute for Egyptology, Vienna
GRENZGÄNGER, Kleine Galerie, Bozen, Italy
RESULT, Hungarian Warden, Györ, Hungary
OPEN SPACE, Center of collective world, New Orleans, U.S.A.
2012 PRÊT À REGARDER, Galerie Alpha, Vienna (Catalogue)
ON THE WAY, Galerie Nothburga, Innsbruck
HÜLLEN, Neue Galerie Imperial Palace, Innsbruck
ASROPA, Jung Galery Gunsan, South Korea (Catalogue)
2013 WIDE WEST, Imperial Palace, Innsbruck
BIENALIZMIR, 2. International Izmir Biennial of Arts, Turkey (Catalogue)
2014 DUCHESS of Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.A.
IKSIT, Imperial Palace, Innsbruck + Gmunden (Catalogue)
IDOL, Künstlerhaus Vienna (Catalogue)
2015 SPEAK TOGETHER, Imperial Palace Innsbruck
CHINABOOK, GMI Guanmei International School, China
IDOL, Rathaus Galerie - Kunsthalle, Munich, Germany (Catalogue)
BASILICATA, Townhall in Pisticci, Italy
70. ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Gunsan Culture Center, South Korea (Catalogue)
2016 MALOWNICZA BARBARJA, Torun, Poland (Catalogue)
2017 LOOP, Exhibition in the Long Corridor of the Theology, Innsbruck (Folder)