Sophie Aghajanian

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Aghajanian was born in Haifa in 1943. She studied at Brighton College of Art, from 1966 – 67 and also at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, London from 1962-66. She now lives in Belfast where she works from the Belfast Print Workshop. A painter as well as a printmaker, she focuses on the tension between light and dark, interpreting the reflection of her subject into an entirely new creation. Sophie Aghajanian has exhibited work at the Curwen Gallery, the RUA, Listowel Graphics and the Tom Caldwell Gallery. Her work is in the collection of the Ulster Museum and the Arts Council. Aghajanian was elected RUA Academician in 1987.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2007 Belfast Printworkshop Gallery, Belfast
2005 Mullan Gallery, Belfast
1998 Wellspring Gallery, Tralee, Co.Kerry, Ireland
1997 TristAnn’s Gallery, Dundalk, Co. Louis, Ireland
1994 Arts Council Gallery, Northern Ireland Arts Council, Belfast
1994 Horner Gallery, Magherafelt, Co. Derry, Northern Ireland

Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 Boyle Arts Festival, Boyle, Roscommon
2009 Royal Ulster Academy Exhibition
2008 RHA Exhibition Gallagher Gallery, Dublin
2008 Belfast Print Gallery, Belfast
2008 RUA Exhibition, Titanic Quarter, Belfast
2005 Gardens of Earthly Delight Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
2002 Holy Show, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin