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Rudik Petrosyan Artist

Art is born out of great love and sacrifice. It is never enough for me to be completely satisfied from what I have created. Once I finish a painting I have this great urge to create another one that is greater than the previous one. When I paint I feel God’s presence around. For the time being I am working on deepening and perfecting my skills.



1969- Graduated from the Yerevan Art College after Terlemezyan

1978- Graduated from the Yerevan Fine Arts Institute


Rudik Petrosyan and Victor Forbes

Prizes and Diplomas:

2020- "Top 10 Contemporary Artists"- Published Book- London

2020- "Encyclopedia"- Published Book- Italy

2020- "Great Masters of Contemporary Art"- Published Book- Italy

2019- "Leonardo Da Vinci" Award- Italy

2019- "Michelangelo" Prize- Italy

2019- "Monna Lisa" Prize- Lecce- Italy

2019- "Award -Medal of Rembrandt"- Germany

2019- "Award- Medal of Salvador Dali"- Germany

 2016- Premio Biennale Palma d' Oro per l'arte- Monte-Carlo- Monaco

2016- International Art Award Minerva – Lecce - Italy

2016- Shakespeare in Art Award-Verona- Italy

2016-Academy Award – Oscar Nomination ( Best Artist of the Year 2016)- Rome

2016-International Prize Colosseo - Rome

2016-International Prize Canaletto “Artistic Career Award”-Venice

2016-International Prize Tiepolo-Milan

2016-Pope Francis Awarded Diploma with his Blessings to Rudik Petrosyan

2016-International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci-Florence

2015-International Award for Human Rights

2015-Prize David Lorenzo Bernini-Lecce

2015-Prize of the Artists at the Castle - Nerola

2015-International Prize Michelangelo-Rome

2015-The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists Award

2015-Award of the International Prize Marco Polo-Venice

2015-Critics Award-Italy

2015-The Genius of Art Award

2015-Award Guglielmo II

2015-Pieter Paul Rubens Award-Italy

2015-Award Guglielmo II-Monreale Italy

2015-Prize International Rome Imperial-Rome

2015-Sandro Botticelli Prize-Florence

2014-Malta-awarding from Artistic Throphy Knights of Malta.

2014- Awarding " The Best 2014 Modern and Contemporary Artists"-Italy

2009- Became a Honorary Member of Academy “Bonifaciana” in Italy.

2009- Pope Benedict XVI congratulated Rudik Petrosyan and gave him a Diploma.

2007- Became a Full Member of European Academy of Natural Sciences.

2007- Has been awarded with the “Leonardo Da Vinci” Medal.

2007- Awarded with the Great Honor” Cross St. Georges” Medal and Diploma from the European Academy of Natural Sciences and Society.

2007- Became a Honorary Member of the “ Ararat” International Academy of  Natural Sciences ( France ).

2005- Received First Prize of the concourse contest to draw a portrait of His Beatitude the Greek-Orthodox Patriarch in Lebanon.

2003- Full Member of the Hanover International Knights Union.

1998- Full Member of the International Academy of Natural Sciences and

Society ( Armenian Branch ).

1998- Honorary Professor of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and Society (Armenian Branch).

1996- Member of International Association of Artist of the UNESCO.

1980- Was awarded with the “Academy Red Diploma” at the Moscow Pan-Union Fine Arts Academy exhibition and was elected as a Pan-Union Jury member.

1978- Received a Prize by the Moscow Olympiad Committee.

1978- Awarded with the Prize presented by the Cultural Ministry of Armenia.

1976- Member of the Union of USSR Artist.

1974- First Prize for the “Labor” theme, awarded by the Yerevan Fine Art Institute.

1973- Received an Encouragement Prize at the exhibition of Young Artists of Yerevan.

1966- Awarded with the First Prize at the 50th Anniversary Exhibition of the Fine Arts Institutes of the Transcaucasean Three Republics.




2016-Exhibition in Naples-Segnalati-Italy

2016-Biennale Rivera del Brenta-Venice

2016-Contemporary Art Exhibition- New York

2015-AAPL- New York

2015-Contemporary Paradize-Palermo

2015-Art in Fall , NJ

2015-Edinburgh Dundas street Gallery-Segnalati

2015-Museum Sciortino Monreale, Italy

2015-Rome-Piazza del Popolo, Italy

2015-Carrousel du Louvre,Paris-France

2015-Biennale Barcelona, Spain

2015-Biennale Palermo, Italy

2015-Gallery il Collezionista - Rome

2014- Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition, NY

2014- International Art Festival, NY

2014- AAPL 86 Grand National Exhibition, NY

2014- Art in Fall, NJ

2013- Art Expo NY

2013- AAPL 85 Grand National Exhibition, NY

2013-HVAA-81 Annual National Juried Exhibition

2013- Exhibition in Guild Hall of the St.Vartan Armenian Cathedral,NY

2013-Exhibition in MORA, NJ

2013-International Art Festival,NY

2012-Exhibition in Pennsylvania

2012- 4th Art in Fall Exhibition, NJ

2012- International Art Festival in Museum of Russian Art, NJ

2012- Armenian painting and other mediums” in Bergen Gallery, NJ

2012- Exhibition in Guild Hall of the St.Vartan Armenian Cathedral,NY

2012- 3rd Annual Exhibition in Manhattan, NY

2011- 83rd Grand National Exhibition of the American Artists Professional League, New York, NY

2011- 3rd Art in Fall Exhibition, NJ

2011- Exhibition in Galustian Hall, NY

2011- Group exhibition in Gallery Erebuni, NY

2010- Exhibition in the Auditorium Al Duomo, Florence, Italy

2010- 2nd Art in Fall Exhibition, NJ

2010- 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition at Salmagundi Club Manhattan, NY.

2010- Group Exhibition at Amsterdam Whitney Gallery , NY.

2010- Art Expo New York.

2010- 30th Annual Regional Open Juried show, Ridgewood, NJ.

2001-2009 Painted a number of paintings in a Christian Churches in Lebanon.

2007- Personal Exhibition in Davitian Hall Hollywood, FL   

2001- Group Exhibition at the ABBA Academy, Beirut, Lebanon.

1999- Participated to a philanthropic exhibition in Canada.

1999- Group exhibition, Anjar.

1999- Group exhibition ,Tripoli.

1999- Group exhibition at the Embassy of Armenia, Beirut, Lebanon.

1998- International exhibition “ ARTUEL 98” Beirut, Lebanon.

1998- International exhibition “ ART DECO 98” Beirut, Lebanon.

1998- Group exhibition in the Gallery “Noah’s Ark” Beirut, Lebanon

1997- Personal exhibition Yerevan, Armenia.

1995- Personal exhibition in “International Art Gallery”, Beirut, Lebanon.

1994- Personal exhibition, Wittlich, Germany.

1993-Group exhibition, Krasnodar, Russia.

1992- Group exhibition, Canada.

1990-1992 International exhibitions, Tokyo, Japan.

1978-1991 Participated in more than 50 exhibitions in Yerevan (Armenia) and Moscow, Leningrad (Russia).


Since 1970, the works of Rudik Petrosyan have been collected by the Armenian Museum of Art, Tretiakov Museum of Moscow, Kiev Museum of Russia, State Art Galleries of Yerevan and private collections in USA, Japan, Germany, France, Argentina and so on.


Currently residing in New Jersey. Admitted legally to the US as an Extraordinary Artist Ability.