Zepure* she/her interdisciplinary artist and agent of chaos
phone_____________________________________ 312 960 9526
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2023
Artist Mentor, Arts of Life, May16-June17 2022
Arts of Life was the first program in Chicago to provide employment in the arts for adults with developmental disabilities. The studio serves as both an alternative day program and creative epicenter for its artists.
Teaching Assistant, SAIC, July4-July18 2022
The class was Advanced Objects, and it was part of the Early College Program which allows teens to participate in a college level art making course. My responsibilities included providing support, marking attendance, as well as supervising processes that might be new and unfamiliar.
Teaching Assistant, SAIC, August 31-December 18 2022
The class was Core Practice, for first year students. My role as a teaching assistant was to introduce the students to core art-making media like photography, digital fabrication, printmaking, etc.
Teaching Assistant, SAIC, August31-December 18 2022
The class was Core Practice, for transfer students. My role as a teaching assistant was to introduce the students to core art-making media like photography, digital fabrication, printmaking, etc.
Glimmers, December4-Dec14 2020
Zangak Bookstore, Yerevan Armenia
Ellipsis, May16-August15 2021
Glendale Youth Center, Glendale CA
The Feminist Biennial, September 24-November 5 2022
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago IL
SAIC Undergraduate Exhibition, November 4-November18 2022
SAIC Galleries, Chicago IL
Group Exhibition, December3 2022
The Annex by Belong Gallery, Chicago IL
3d printing/laser cutting
As an artist, I'm driven by a curiosity of life and a compulsion to recreate it, in a way that is my own. Zepure is a chosen name. It's an Armenian word that describes a warm, gentle breeze. Beyond an identity, it is a philosophy of honoring the forces of life and working in conjunction with them. I wish to know the tides and move among them.
Art, first and foremost, is a healer. One would wonder how that is, since an artist’s life is an endless pursuit of arbitrary feelings to collect and purge onto the world, where they will be displayed and dissected by people who don’t know you, and often don’t care to know you. It’s less than glamorous, though we’re not meant to know that. Still my practice is the most sacred thing to me, because despite the chaos and uncertainty of life, every once in a while I get to look at something I created and see total peace.