Lara Kantardjian

Solo Exhibitions

1996  Lara Kantardjian, Paintings, Habitat Restaurant, King’s Road Chelsea, London
1999  Transcriptions, Paintings 1998-99′ the Studio Gallery, London
2003  glassworks, Canary Wharf Studios, London
2009  Four Quartets, Ravenscourt Photography Gallery, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

1993  Fine Art One, Lethaby Gallery, London
1993  The Thames – Liquid History’ Circle Gallery, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London
1993  Photographs Aug-Sep 1993, Cite Internationale Universitaire, Paris
1993  Drawings Aug-Sep 1993, Maison des Etudiants Armeniens, Paris
1994  Selected Paintings, Lethaby Gallery, London
1994  Watermans Fine Art Summer Exhibition, Watermans Art Centre, London
1995  Saint Martins Library, Charing Cross Road, London
1995  Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London
1995  Top Marks Art, The London Institute Gallery, London
1995  Recent LIU Graduates, Touring Exhibition, Budapest
1996  abstractions, 6 Invited Artists, Concourse Gallery, London
1996  Work in Progress, Chelsea, London
1996  Masters Exhibition, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
1996  Recent paintings, The loft studio, King’s road Chelsea, London
1997  drawings’ Cellar Bar, London
1998  Whitechapel Open, 6 Artists (Chelsea MA graduates)
1998  Studio 9, Fashion Street, London
1998  Painting is not dead, the Studio Gallery, London
1999  Sea and Sky, ACAVA Studios, London
2000  dark matter, espace 21, Paris
2000  Transcriptions Series 1999-2000, Paintings, ACAVA Studios, London
2000  recent paintings and photographs, London Open House, Palace Wharf
2001  Art Upstream, Hammersmith, London
2001  Transcriptions Series 2000-2001, Paintings, ACAVA Studios, London
2001  recent paintings and photographs, London Open House, Palace Wharf
2002  Fine Art summer show, Attendi Gallery, London
2002  recent works, ACAVA Open Studios, London
2002  recent paintings and drawings, London Open House Palace Wharf
2003  city trace, photographs and paintings, ACAVA Open Studios, London
2003  Press preview / interview: last remnants of love, paintings & photographs, Palace Wharf, London
2003  last remnants of love II, photographs & mixed media on paper, London Open House Palace Wharf
2003  glassworks, 5 artists, Canary Wharf Studios, London
2004  Transcriptions Series 2003-2004, paintings & drawings, ACAVA Studios, London
2004  Between Dark and Dawn, paintings & photographs, Palace Wharf, London
2005  Landscapes of Silica, paintings & photographs, ACAVA Studios, London
’95-’00 Art work rented and exhibited for restaurants and office spaces: Architects, Interior Designers & Lawyers, London, Paris, Amsterdam, NYC
2008  recent photographs and paintings, London Open House, Palace Wharf
2008  photographs & drawings, Larnaca, Cyprus
2009  photographs & work on paper, Virginia
2009  voyages, photographs & recent paintings, London Open House, Palace Wharf 
2010  In Transit’ ‘We Sink Ships’, photographs inspired by travel, movement, transport: 25 participating photographers from around the world
2010  Bedford Park Photographic Exhibition – June St Michael & All Saints, London
2010  voyages part II, photographs & recent paintings, AVACA Studios, London
2010  recent work, London Open House, Palace Wharf
2011  nuit trace, photographs, l’espace 11 Quincampoix, Paris
2012  l’art de livres – artists handbound books, Artists-run project, Mouffetard Paris
2012  Press interview / London Open House, Palace Wharf
2013  Photography Exhibition, Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, NYC
2013  The Creatives Rising – International Photography Exhibition, Long Island City, NYC
2014  The Shanghai International Photography Festival, 15 Photographers selected by 1x
2014  China Art Museum, The Shanghai International Photography Festival
2014  Artron – Shanghai International Shipping/Exhibition Center, The Shanghai International Photography Festival
2014  Meilan Lake International Art Gallery, Shanghai, The Shanghai International Photography Festival
2014  SeeMe Takes Times Square, Photographs, NYC
2016  Word Street Photography #3, Gudberg Nerger Gallery, Hamburg
2017  Word Street Photography #4, Gudberg Nerger Gallery, Hamburg
2018  1x Decade Prime Works Exhibition – Shanghai World Financial Center
2018  Word Street Photography #5, Gudberg Nerger Gallery, Hamburg

Public Collections 

The London Institute
Central Saint Martins College of Art
West Thames College
UK Public Catalogue Foundation
Art UK


1994  Queen Mary’s Scholarship
1998  Painting is Not Dead – Joint-Winner, Studio Gallery / Awarded Solo Exhibition 1999
2000  dark matter exhibition winner, espace 21, Paris
2003  glassworks – Winner selected for solo exhibition, Canary Wharf Studios


1993  Lethaby Gallery
1995  London Institute Gallery

1995  Smith’s Gallery – The Contemporary Art Society
1996  Tate Gallery – Curatorial training
1996  Co-Founded an independent artists studio space and gallery showcasing emerging artists / warehouse lease, London

Art Studies

1988-’91  History of Art and Photography, Hammersmith College, London
1991-’92  Foundation Diploma – Distinction, West Thames College (formerly Hounslow College), London
1992-’95  BA First Class Hons Degree in Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London
1995-’96  MA in Fine Art Painting, Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts, London

Art Work