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Yeterian is a graduate of Parsons School of Design
and New York University with bachelors and masters
degrees in art and art education. In addition to teaching
children and teenagers in her studio and at the Art Students
League in New York City, she has furthered her art instruction
at the University of California, the San Francisco Art
Institute, and at the Art Students League with Richard
Pousette-Dart, Leo Manso, and Rudolf Baranik.
Recently Yeterian was selected to exhibit work from the
Genocide Series in the prestigious Legacy Project Website
sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation alongside world-renowned
artists as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Arshile Gorky.
The paintings dealing with genocide were exhibited in
a solo show at the New Jersey City University and at the
ARTSFORUM Gallery in Manhattan. Her paintings have been
widely exhibited in galleries in California, New York,
New Jersey, and Russia. In 1996, she was the winner of
two national painting competitions.
Having grown up in an environment where her Armenian heritage,
the language, stories and cultural interests influenced
the development of her painterly concerns, works from
the Armenian Genocide are drawn from events related to
her by relatives and actual survivors. These works also
address more general issues of humanitys darker
side, including fear, despair, and paranoia, enhanced
by the use of contrasting colors and intense brushwork.
Each work in the series depicts visceral, disturbing,
evocative scenes of death, sorrow and grief; the murder
of loved ones and the suffering of starving children are
practically reenacted in powerfully vivid and fluid application
of contrasting colors.