David Grigorian

I was born hearing impaired on the opposite end of the world, in Armenia. I remember watching my parents' mouths move, as I observed how the lips moved pronouncing every single letter. I have learned to lip-read. Since I was relying on visual information with my eyes to learn, I began to express myself visually. When I was a year old, I began to draw with pencils and markers. My artwork was very flat, and the figures were nothing more than sticks and circles. I was always searching for my own style by drawing from a world inspired by my imagination.

When I was eleven, my family and I moved to Japan for three years. I got my first hearing aids. Suddenly my silent world was shifted to one with sounds. My art also shifted forward as I acquired a sense of form, space, and greater detail. This allowed me to access an even deeper part of my imaginary world. I challenged myself to conjure up artwork never seen before. It had to be something so original, so personal, so unique, and out of this world that only I make it.  

My current art has a lot of movement, bright and contrasting colors, three dimensional subjects, sense of space, sense of balance, symmetry, light and shadow, depth, perspective, and emotions. Which propelled me to use acrylics, and later oil paint. As it allowed me more flexibility and expression to make my art. It allowed me to paint what I couldn't with pencils.

I have graduated from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in December of 2010. I attained a Bachelor's Degree of Fine Arts in illustration specializing in children's books and story telling. I had illustration, painting, and sculpture classes. 
My sculptures and painting have been displayed in numerous local group and solo shows. My drawing have been in Washington DC, Smithsonian. My art and stories have been published in the local newspapers and in a magazine