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Karine Sarkissian

Karine Sarkissian

New York, NY, US

 

About 

I am an artist, designer, and planner. I will be graduating from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in May 2013, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Environmental Design, a minor in Art History, and a concentration in Curatorial Studies.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

American University of Beirut, Beirut, LB, Mapping Intern

Investigated the neighborhood, created maps with ArcGis. Directed a project launch to create official maps for the region.

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Zaha Hadid Architects, London, GB, Design Intern

Helped build an installation, worked on the design from model to rhinoceros 3D.

Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
 

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, US, Selected Jury Member

Selected student artists and reviewed application submissions for exhibitions at MICA.

Oct 2011 - May 2012
 

Ismael Leyva Architects, New York, NY, US, Architecture and Design Intern

Created AutoCAD drawings, project books, assisted the principal.

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Baltimore: Open City, Baltimore, MD, US, Curatorial and Communications team leader

Architectural design of space for the exhibition, collaborating curator
baltimoreopencity.com

Oct 2010 - May 2011
 

Sister Together and Reaching (STAR), Baltimore, MD, US, Art Therapist and Program Leader

Created and ran a weekly art workshop for female African American AIDS victims.

Oct 2010 - Dec 2010
 

Beirut Art Center, Beirut, LB, Marketing and Communications Intern

Assembled press releases, gallery catalogs, assisted and communicated with artists.

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010
 

Women Healing Our Lives Entirely (WHOLE), Baltimore, MD, US, Art Therapist and Program Leader

Directed weekly art workshops for National Women’s Prison Project for trauma survivors.

Jan 2010 - May 2010
 

“Grow Green Campaign” for Forests of Lebanon, Beirut, LB, Founder

Created the program, raised funds to plant trees in the Red Cross vicinity for sales/funds increase.

Oct 2008 - Jul 2009
 

Education 

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, US, Bachelors, Environmental Desing / Art History/ Curatorial Studies

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Environmental Design. My focus is in urban studies for design and planning. I am also a skilled model maker, drafter, 3d prototyper, woodworker, metal worker.
I am also minoring in Art History and Curatorial Studies. Having directed and curated various art exhibitions and designed the space with my architectural proficiencies.

I am also a sculptor and installation artist.

Aug 2009 - current
 

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Copenhagen, Denmark, Semester Intensive in Urban Design

Projects were deeply rooted in Urban Design and Planning in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Additionally, I was enrolled in sustainable design classes and worked to insure green and sustainable urban design.

Jan 2012 - May 2012
 

Awards 

Dean’s List, Maryland Institute College of Art, Honorable Mention

2012
 

Trustee Scholar, Maryland Institute College of Art, Scholarship

Merit based scholarship (2009-2013)

2012
 

France Merrick Special Project Fund, Grant

Ran young middle-high school student city planning workshops through models of Baltimore. Encouraging students to understand the environment they live in and being able to respond and activate in discussions.

2011
 

Art History and Criticism Departmental Recognition Award, Scholarship

2011
 

Student Affairs Community Service Fund, Grant

Ran young middle-high school student city planning workshops through models of Baltimore. Encouraging students to understand the environment they live in and being able to respond and activate in discussions.

2011
 

International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), Best Design School (NY, NY), 1st Place

2010
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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