Nairi Bagdasarian, 25 years old, lives in Farmington Hills Michigan. She went to the University Of Michigan’s School of Art & Design, and since then been working as a graphic designer, but also create paintings that are for sale. “My true passion in life has always been painting. Every since I was little I loved art and carried it on throughout my life”. said Bagdasarian.
What inspires you to create?
As a child I’ve always had a fascination with paintings. I thought it was absolutely incredible that someone was able to create something so real and so beautiful. Surprisingly, inspiration for me doesn’t come from my everyday surroundings but more so from my desires. For example, I love to paint landscapes or scenery of places I’d like to imagine myself in. Also I love to make my paintings stand out and through vibrant and bold colors.
Can you describe your greatest creative achievement?
My greatest achievement would have to be when I was living in Los Angeles in 2015 and won the grand prize for an art competition held by council member Paul Krekorian in honor to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. My painting was displayed on over 100 LA transportation buses for a few months. As a young Armenian woman, to be able to have the opportunity to spread awareness of the Armenian Genocide in such a public way was nothing less of an honor and a very proud moment for me.
What advice would you give to the next generation of creative people?
If I had to give any advice to other creative people…it may sound cliché, but it is so crucial to not be scared of putting yourself out there, taking risks, and making mistakes. It may seem like common knowledge but it could not be more true. I don’t know any successful person who has not made countless mistakes or went out of their comfort zone. Those few moments of awkwardness or embarrassment will not compare to that one moment that may change your life. Embrace your talent, your passion, and who you are!
What one word would you use to describe yourself or the work you do?
Confident. If you don’t have confidence in yourself and your work no one will have confidence in you or take you seriously.
To view Nairi’s artwork and contact her directly, following this link: Nairiart.com
is a series of profiles of creative people throughout the world that I have either shared the stage with or have observed their talents from a far. The questions are my own and their answers are unaltered.