SOAS University of London

Karen Babayan

Born, Iran
Lives in Leeds


1990 MA Fine Art, Nottingham Polytechnic
1985 BA Hons, Graphic Arts, Leeds Polytechnic
1982 Pre BA Foundation, Leeds College of Art and Design

Teaching Experience

1990-97 Lecturer at various colleges of art, including Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds College of Art and Design and Leeds University.


1998 Group Exhibition, Baggage, Four Armenian Artists, Hellenic Centre, London
1997 Solo Exhibition, Koo Koo, The Hardware Gallery, London
Group Exhibition, Third Wexford Artists' Book Festival, Eire
Group Exhibition, The Contemporary Print Fair, Barbican Centre, London
Group Exhibition, Leeds Art Fair, The Corn Exchange, Leeds
1996 Solo Exhibition, Lavashak And Other Stories, Huddersfield and Batley Art Galleries
Group Exhibition, Ten Artists from Leeds, Ouido, Spain
Group Exhibition, The Leeds Art Fair, The Corn Exchange, Leeds
1995 Solo Exhibition, Achikoc Chudank, Yeruand Kochar Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
Solo Exhibition, Bury Art Gallery and Museum
1994 Group Exhibition, Eye To Eye, The Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax
Solo Exhibition, Flight Of Fancy, Lanchester Gallery, Coventry
Solo Exhibition, Relief prints, Leeds City Art Gallery
1993 Group Exhibition, Artists At Dean Clough, Bury Art Gallery
Group Exhibition, The Dean Clough collection, The Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax
Group Exhibition, Via The Heart, Leeds Centenary, The Bourse, Leeds
Solo Exhibition, The Bearded Armenian Woman, Harris Art Gallery, Preston
1992 Solo Exhibition, Samuel Zacks Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Solo Exhibition, Dishforth Air Base, North Yorkshire
1991 Solo Exhibition, The Collapsed Blue Canopy of Heaven, the University Gallery, The Pavillion Art Centre Leeds, The City Gallery, Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester


Rank Xerox, Marlow, Leeds City Libraries
The Brahm Agency, Leeds
Capital Solutions, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds
The Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax
Harris Art Gallery and Museum, Preston
Provident Financial Group, Bradford
St Lukes Hospital, Bradford
Leeds City Art Gallery
Atlantis Foods (Ltd), Shropshire
Edgehill College, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Organised by the Armenian Institute with Veronica Castro and Dr. Abdollah Guivian, the exhibit will be the highlight of a two-month long series of events, lectures and workshops primarily on Iranian Armenians in Iran and the U.K.

This exhibition has been possible through the generous support of:

The Benlian Trust & The St. Sarkis Trust