Arman Stepanian

Arman Stepanian
Born in 1965, in Abadan, Arman Stepanian finished his studying at Tehran University of Fine Arts in graphic design and officially moved on to photography from 1999. His first photo series were of the old gravestones of Armenians in southern Tehran. Ever since he has been a part of various solo and group exhibitions. He is one of the Iranian artists whose works have been presented at Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions. Stepanian has also done researches on the History of Iranian Photography.
The artist has participated in 'The World Viewed' group project in IGREG ART STUDIO.

  • BA, Graphic Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tehran University

  • Tehran Biennial of Graphic Design, 1st to 5th biennial
  • Asian Biennial of Graphic Design, Iranian Center for Cultural
  • 1990 – Research and Study
  • 1990 – 2004 – 2nd and 9th Iranian Photography Biennial
  • 2002 & 2003 Persian vision, Tehran & Isfahan MoCA
  • 1993 – Iranian and Armenian Painters, Hoor Research Center
  • 2010 – Homa art gallery
  • 2002 – Iranian Vision, European Tsaloniki, Greece
  • 2003 – Melina Mercury Cultural Complex, Cypress
  • 2005 – Iranian Vision Nicolaysen Art Museum, Wyoming, USA
  • 2006 – Iranian Contemporary Photographers, De Santos Gallery,Texas, USA
  • 2008 – Ghaf Gallery, UAE
  • 2009 – Salwa Zaidan Gallery, UAE Chelsea Art Museum New York, USA (Iran inside out)
  • 2009 – De Paul Museum Chicago, USA
  • 2010 – Tehran-New York, Milani-Heller Gallery, USA
  • 2010 – Art+Auction Magazine, New York, USA
  • 2012 – Alternative calligraphy 2, Vienna Fair, Vienna

  • 2012 – Chagal series, Etemad Gallery, Dubai
  • 2011 – Art history series, Homa art Gallery, Tehran
  • 2004, 2005, 2010 – Silk Road Gallery, Sofitel Gallery, Luxemburg
  • 2002 – Seyhoun Gallery, Tehran, Iran

  • 1987 &1989 – Special diploma of the jury panel, 1st and 2nd Iranian Graphic Design Biennial
  • 2005 – Diploma of honor, photography Festival of Art and worship, Niavaran Cultural Center

  • 1990 – Research on the History of Iranian Photography, 1989 to Date Organizer of the exhibition “Armenian-Iranians seen in Camera”, Tehran MoCA
  • 1997 – Aesthetics of the Qajar Photography, Aks Magazine

  • 2010 – Presented in Bonhams Art auction New York USA
  • 2010 – Presented in Sotheby’s Art auction London UK  Sold 10000 USD
  • 2010 – Presented in Sotheby’s Art auction Doha Qatar 2010 Sold 5000 USD

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