Lidya Aaghia Tchakerian
About LidyaLidya Tchakerian, is an international artist born in Lebanon (1959).
Lidya Aaghia Tchakerian has gained international recognition for her large-scale and multi-layer full color works that explore the conflicts of existence, history of war and culture, conscious and subconscious feelings of humanity. Lidya has been creating contemporary new expressionism art since 1986. Since 1988, her work has appeared in solo Exhibitions and more then 50 group Exhibitions in the United States, Europe, Lebanon, and China. Lidya completed her Master of Fine Art Degree at the University of ALBA (Academie Libanese des Beaux-Arts) in 1988, Beirut, Lebanon. In 1989 Lidya became professor of Fine Arts in the department of Interior design, Architect and Fine Arts and thought in several Universities and Collages, ALBA, Toros Roslin Academy and Armenian National Technical Collage until 2002. Lidya moved to United States in 2002. Lidya is the founder and the owner of Lidya’s Fine Art Classes from 2004 until now, Santa Clarita, CA. Lidya’s work is held in many public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, Lebanon and China. Lidya won International and National awards for recognition of her outstanding works of art, in 2013 and 2009 Art-Majeur International Silver award Montpelier, France. In 1999 [BEIRUT: CULTURAL CAPITAL FOR THE ARAB WORLD FOR THE YEAR 1999] Lidya received CERTIFICATE OF GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION by the Minister of Culture and Higher Education, Mohammed Yousef Bayddoun. Tripoli, Lebanon. In 1999, Lidya again received Appreciation Certificate for great performance in Arts Plastic, by El-Mina Muinicicipality, Mayor of El-Mina Abdel-Kader Alameddine.Tripoli, Lebanon. Lidya’s biography and artworks is published in many newspapers and magazines. Selected Reviews Aztag daily; Armenian Reporter; The Armenian Weekly; The Armenian Mirror-spectator; Tidak; Regards; Zartonk; Al-Nahar; Al-Doualiya; Sayidaty; L’Orient-LE-Jour; Le Reveil; La Revue Du Liban; Monday Morning,; Al-Diar; Society; Regards, 2nd BIENNIAL International Exhibition catalogue; My Art space; Signal and others. Also her biography was featured in the Encyclopedia of Prominent Armenian Women edited by Zori Balayan and was released with the sponsorship of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and with the blessing of Catholicos Garegin II.