DAVID BOYAJIAN

Owner & Master Sculptor
David Boyajian Sculpture Studio
3 Milltown Road / New Fairfield, CT / 06812
davidboyajian.com / mrboyajian@gmail.com
home: (203)746-6101 / cell: (203)241-8204

AWARDS / PUBLIC COMMISSIONS (select)

2015
“House of Hats.” CityCenter Green, City of Danbury, CT
(2012 - 2015) Work featured in Sony Pictures feature films The Big Wedding and Annie, Showtime original series Billions

2014
“The Weaving Shuttle” and “The Eye of the Needle.” Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Mansfield, CT
“Lift.” Canterbury School, New Milford, CT

2013
“Dancing Milkweed VI.” Rocky Hill Properties, Rocky Hill, CT
“Orange Twist.” University Health System, San Antonio, TX

2011
“Unfurling XV.” Stow Courthouse, City of Stow, OH
(2006 - 2011) Governor’s Awards, State of CT Commission on Culture and Tourism, Hartford, CT
“Distributed Cultural Landscape” with Matt Rink and Vincent Appel. South Norwalk Metro-North Station, CT “Sanctuary,” 9/11 Memorial with Matt Rink. Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT

2010
“The Bud and Seed Group.” Richmond Dock Street Riverwalk, VA

2009
Public Commission, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT

2008
Corporate Commission, Archstone-Smith, Archstone Gateway Apartments, Orange, CA

2007
Corporate Commission, Macerich Company, Freehold Raceway Mall, Freehold, NJ

2004
“Portrait Tableau of Thurgood Marshall.” Thurgood Marshall Middle School, Fletcher Thompson Architects for the City of Bridgeport, CT

2003
“Hero.” Morris Cove Fire House, City of New Haven, CT
“Land of the Sleeping Giant.” Hamden Public Library, Hamden Arts Commission, the State of Connecticut, and Senator Joseph J. Crisco, Jr., Town of Hamden, CT
Public Commission, Six to Six Magnet School, City of Bridgeport, CT
Corporate Commission, Meyer Jabara Hotels, Baltimore, MD

2002
Corporate Commission, AmeriCares, Hope Award for President and Barbara Bush, NY

2000
Sidney Simon Sculpture Award, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1999
“Tool Crib.” Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Oliver Wolcott Voc-Tech High School, Torrington, CT
“The Grasshopper.” Hart Elementary School, City of Stamford, CT

1998
“The Scribe.” Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Windham Voc-Tech High School, Willimantic, CT

1994
“Harvest Gate.” Main Street Market, Leadership Greater Hartford’s Hunger Task Force, Hartford, CT

1992
“Canton Gate.” Canton Creative Arts Council, Mills Pond Park, Canton, CT

 

SOLO / DUO EXHIBITIONS (1995-present)

2013
‘Art in Place’ Foundation Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Charlottesville, VA ‘Ossining in 3D’ Bicentennial Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Celebration, Ossining, NY
Governor’s Residence Conservancy Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, CT
‘Art in The Park’ Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Elm Park, Worcester, MA
27th Rosen Invitational Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at Appalachia State University, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC
‘Downtown Abstractions‘ Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Stamford, CT

2009
‘Amaryllis, From Bud to Seed to Flowering Form,’ Longwood University, Farmville, VA

2006
‘Sanctuary Revealed,’ Sculpture Barn Art Center, New Fairfield, CT

2005
‘Nature Constructed,’ University of New Haven, Seaton Gallery, New Haven, CT

2004
‘Steel Seeds,’ Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River, NY

2001
‘New Narrative,’ Entrance Gallery, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

2000
‘A Fruitful Conversation,’ Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

1999
‘Sculpture Inside and Out,’ Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT
‘Art on the Grounds,’ Entrance Courtyard, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

1998
‘Genesis,’ Robert Moses Sculpture Garden, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

1997
‘Recent Sculpture & Drawing,’ Hays Gallery, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT
‘Boyajian Sculpture – Dublac Painting,’ Chase Freedman Gallery, West Hartford, CT

1996
‘Art in the Atrium,’ River Park Atrium Lobby, Darien, CT

1995
‘Great Woods,’ Learner Corporation Atrium Lobby, McLean, VA

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS (1995-present)

2015
‘Danville Art Trail,’ Danville, VA
‘Salisbury Sculpture Show,’ Salisbury, NC

2014
‘Painters Who Sculpt, Sculptors Who Paint,’ Noho Gallery, New York, NY
‘SculptureNow at The Mount,’ Edith Wharton’s Home, Lenox, MA
‘Bull City Sculpture Show,’ Durham, NC

2011
‘GVI Group Show,’ Ridgefield Guild for Artists, Ridgefield, CT
‘Painted Metal,’ Sculpture Barn Art Center, New Fairfield, CT
‘Five Sculptors,’ Able Fine Arts, New York, NY

2010
Galeria Ortiz Contemporary Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2009
‘Formative Lines’ Drawing and Sculpture, Governors Island, New York, NY

2006
‘ArtScape’ Outdoor Annual, Baltimore, MD

2005
‘Span,’ Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY

2004
‘Political Persuasions, Left Right & Center,’ Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT
‘Outdoor Sculpture Competition,’ Collinsville Arts Initiative, Collinsville, CT

2003
‘Direct Metal,’ Educational Alliance, New York, NY
‘The Craft of Fine Art,’ Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT

2002
‘Katonah Museum of Art Studio Tour,’ Katonah, NY
‘The Madison Mile,’ Hollycroft Foundation, Madison, CT
14th Annual Invitational, Williamsville Sculpture Garden, West Stockbridge, MA

2001
‘Art Noir,’ Hays Gallery, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT
‘Sculpture at the Art Center of the Capital Region,’ Troy Art Center, Troy, NY
‘The Annual,’ Mill Brook Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH

2000
‘175th Annual Exhibition,’ National Academy of Design, New York, NY
‘Still Life,’ Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT
‘Sculpture by the Sea,’ Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
‘Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood,’ Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA

1999
‘Regeneration: Rebuilding Torn Societies,’ United Nations, New York, NY
‘Summer Exhibition,’ Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
‘Contemporary Sculpture,’ Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL

1998
60th Anniversary Exhibition, The Lever House, New York, NY
Sculpture Exhibition, Washington Square Atrium, Washington, DC

1997
‘A Spread of Sculptural Statements,’ Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
‘Sculpture Indoor/Outdoor,’ University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
‘Sculptors, Kyoto / New York,’ Cast Iron Gallery, New York, NY and Kyoto Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

1996
‘Rinehart 100: The Contemporary Years,’ Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute, Baltimore, MD
‘The Sculptors Guild,’ Stamford Museum & Nature Center, Stamford, CT

1995
‘Focus on Sculpture,’ Vassos Gallery, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT
‘Art at the Bank,’ Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia, PA

 

COLLECTIONS (select)

2014
“The Unfurling.” Martha’s Vineyard, MA
“Unfurling with Seeds.” Easton, CT
“The Unfurling” and “Lemon Twist.” Washington, DC
“Reclining Bronze Figure.” New York, NY

2013
“Dancing Milkweed III.” The Village of Ossining NY.

Pre-2013:
University of Akron, Akron, OH
The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO
PepsiCo, Purchase, NY
Citizens Utilities, Stamford, CT
CPG Architects, Stamford, CT
Maritime Museum, Norwalk, CT
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, New York, NY
President, George H. W. and Barbara Bush, Kennebunkport, ME
Mayor, Rudi Giuliani, New York, NY

 

EDUCATION

1982 - MFA - Maryland Institute College of Art, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Baltimore, MD

1980 - BFA - Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY

1981 - Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

 

TEACHING

2006 - present - Adjunct Instructor, Drawing II, Design II & Sculpture, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT - Instructor of Independent Study to Western undergraduates at Sculpture Barn Art Center

2003 - present - Master Sculptor, David Boyajian Sculpture Studio, New Fairfield, CT

1999 - present - Adjunct Instructor, Drawing & 2-D Design, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT

1986 - 2006 - Director of Sculpture Studies, Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT

1995 - 98 - Adjunct Instructor, 3-D Design & Drawing, Southern CT State University, New Haven, CT

1989 - 91 - Adjunct Instructor, Studio Arts, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

1987 - 88 - Instructor, Sculpture, 3-D Design, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT

 

REFERENCES

Tamara Dmitri: Program Specialist / Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Office of the Arts / (860)256-27201 / tamara.dimitri@ct.gov

Cynthia van Zelm: Executive Director / Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Mansfield CT / (860)429-2740 / vanzelmca@mansfieldct.org

Tom Bradley: Associate Dean of the Hartford Art School / University of Hartford, Hartford, CT / (860)768-4393