Paul Tamanian

Paul Tamanian

 

 

BIO:

Artist Paul Tamanian is an intrepid experimenter, beginning as a ceramist; he now works exclusively with metals. Always unique in his range of styles, his pieces demonstrate his evolution as an artist. An examination of his work over the past ten years reveals movement from small, slab built vases to larger organic forms, such as his highly successful “Tusks.” His works became more sculptural rather than nominally utilitarian. The one constant over the years has been his emphasis on surface. As appealing as his shapes are, they serve primarily as “canvases” for a captivating variety of finishes…industrial fabric dyes, traditional glazes, automobile paints and odd assorted chemicals that alter texture and color, producing a constantly evolving collection of surfaces and styles.

Tamanian’s progression out of ceramics began several years ago when he started using his distinctive techniques on two-dimensional surfaces, primarily heavy watercolor paper and illustration board. Initially he experimented with inks, paints and other chemicals that he would stumble upon. There was a time when he could be found outside his studio-in-the-woods, garden hose in hand, spraying water on a set of “in progress” paintings. From those early “hose and ink” painting, Tamanian moved to working on metal, aluminum becoming the preferred surface. He now produces not only two-dimensional paintings on metal, but large, three-dimensional, painted aluminum sculptures. These works, some as large as ten feet, are expressive abstract designs, brilliantly colorful, with a mixture of organic and geometric shapes.

Born in New York, Paul Tamanian has lived in Tallahassee, Florida since receiving his degree in Interior Design from Florida State University. He came into ceramics relatively late in life, in his mid-thirties. After discovering clay, he rapidly gained basic skill and then began his technical innovations. From his first exhibition at a small gallery in the historic village of Havana, Florida in 1992, he has gone on to exhibit and sell works in prestigious galleries across the United States. Tamanian has been invited to show his works in the company of America’s foremost artists and craftsmen, including William Morris, Jun Kaneko and Richard Jolly. His works have been commissioned and acquired by noted private and corporate collectors nationally.

 

COLLECTIONS:

Ajax Building Corporation                                      Angela King Gallery
Tallahassee, FL                                                           New Orleans, LA

 

Arrow Alembik, P.A.                                                Gary Alembik, P.A.
Atlanta, GA                                                                Atlanta, GA

 

Architectural Wood Designs                                   Avon World Headquarters
Tallahassee, FL                                                           New York, NY

 

Jeffrey Bruce Baker, AIA                                        Dr. Wayne Batchelor
Atlanta, GA                                                                Tallahassee, FL

 

Halle Barry                                                                Dr. Michael & Colleen Block
Atlanta, GA                                                                New Orleans, LA

 

Niles Bolton Associates                                             Booth Western Art Museum
Atlanta, GA                                                                Cartersville, GA

 

Barry Bostwick                                                         Bobby Bowden
Los Angeles, CA                                                        Tallahassee, FL

 

Bonnie Starr Interiors                                              Brookdale Group
Macon, GA                                                                 Atlanta, GA

 

Susie Busch-Transou                                               Dr. Craig Butler
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Philadelphia, PA

 

David Butler, ASID                                                  Carmel Country Club
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Charlotte, NC

 

The Center for Dental Reconstruction                   City of Tallahassee
New Orleans, LA                                                        Tallahassee, FL

 

Carson & Guest                                                        Casa Deco
Atlanta, GA                                                                Miami, FL

 

Nicholas Clapham, P.A.                                           Dr. Kay Colvin
Seattle, WA                                                                Tallahassee, FL

 

Beth & Chris Corum                                                Council of Cultural Arts (COCA)
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

John Cram                                                                 Culpepper Construction
Asheville, NC                                                             Tallahassee, FL

 

DataMaxx Corporation                                            Robert Deison
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Thomas Deans                                                           Del Frisco’s
Atlanta, GA                                                                Double Eagle Steak House
                                                                                    Washington, D.C.

 

Delta Airlines                                                             Baker Donelson Law Office
Atlanta, GA                                                                Tallahassee, FL



 

Dr. G. Powell Drennon                                             Driver, McAfee, Peek & Hawthorne, P.L.
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Jacksonville, FL

 

Michael Durden                                                        Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)
Miami, FL                                                                   Miami, FL

 

Steven & Sue Ecenia                                                 Emmylou Harris
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Nashville, TN

 

Florida Commerce Credit Union                            Florida State University
Corporate Headquarters                                              Athletic Department
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Florida State University                                           Florida State University
School of Medicine                                                     Wellness Center
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Frame                                                                         Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP
A Production Company                                              Atlanta, GA
Tallahassee, FL

 

Frederick Gallery                                                      The Gem Collection
St. Thomas, USVI                                                      Tallahassee, FL

 

Burton and Barbara Gold                                       Fay Gold
Atlanta, GA                                                                Atlanta, GA

 

Governance Inc                                                         Mark Griesbach, AIA
Tallahassee, Fl                                                                        Tallahassee, FL

 

Jim Gray Designs                                                     David & Rene Hanselman
Tallahassee FL                                                            Tallahassee, FL

 

Fred & Lucy Harris                                                  Hearth & Soul
Quincy, FL                                                                  Tallahassee, FL

 

Hermitage Center                                                     Highpoint Center
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Holland & Knight Law Firm                                   Cecillia Homison
Tallahassee, FL                                                           CEO, First Commerce

 

Hopping, Green, Sams, Law Offices, PA               IDC Corporation

Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Brad Innes, AIA                                                       Inova Design Group
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

IRBsearch, LLC                                                       Ivan Johnson, AIA
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Kanvas                                                                       Kelly Overstreet Johnson
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Former President Florida Bar

 

Kanvas Beauty Inc.                                                  Joel Katz
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Atlanta, GA

 

KBD Group USA                                                      KD Design
Atlanta, GA                                                                Atlanta, GA

 

Joel Kelly Design Studio                                          Stephanie Kirkpatrick, IIAD
Atlanta, GA                                                                Atlanta, GA

 

Dr. Joseph Kirn, DDS                                              Krause, Humphress, Pace & Wadsworth
New Orleans, LA                                                        Tallahassee, FL

 

Landy Gardner Interiors                                         Legal Seafood
Nashville, TN                                                             Boston, MA

 

Dr. Art & Susan Levy                                              John Lewis
Atlanta, GA                                                                Tallahassee, FL

 

Lincoln Financial Media                                          Drs. Jessie Lovand-Kerr & Donald Kerr
Atlanta, GA                                                                Tallahassee, FL

 

Dr. Kenneth J. McAlpine                                         Kevin & Patricia McAlpine
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahasse, FL

 

McConnaughhay, Roland, Maida & Cherry         McKenzie Truck Lines
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Mad Dog Design Inc                                                 Dr. Kim Marcland
Tallahassee, FL                                                           George Washington University

                                                                                    Washington, D.C.

 

David Monahan, MD                                                Monroe Fine Art
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Grand Rapids, MI

 

Mutual Trust of America Securities                       My Name is Adam Braun
St. Petersburg/Tampa, FL                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Dr. Charles & Amy Newell                                      Parmenter Realty Partners
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Miami, FL

 

Tom Nelson                                                               James Norton Partners
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Atlanta, GA

 

Oetgen Design                                                           John Olive
Atlanta, GA                                                                Colorado Golf Hall of Fame

 

Ornstein Schuler Investments                                 The Partnership Design Firm
Atlanta, GA                                                                Atlanta, GA

 

Audra & Sean Pittman                                             The Polo Club
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Boca Raton, FL

 

Proctor Cadillac                                                        Red Hills Capital
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Katrina Riordan, ASID                                           Ruthlege Ecenia & Purnell P.A.
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Jan and Frank Sheffield                                           Secur America LLC
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Atlanta, GA

 

Neil Simon                                                                 E.A. Star Interiors
New York, NY                                                           Atlanta, GA

 

Dr. Hardeep Singh                                                   Steve & Mifflin Uhfelder
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Skandia Design Group                                             Suntrust Financial Center
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tampa, FL

 

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare                          Transwestern
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Dallas, TX

 

Tryst Salon                                                                The Tupelo Group
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Dr. Joseph Tutton                                                     Jill Vantosh, ASID
Buffalo, NY                                                                Tallahassee, FL

 

Vivid Communications                                            Don Vodicka
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL

 

Kevin Wolman Design                                             Dr. Mary Jo Weale
Atlanta, GA                                                                Tallahassee, FL

 

The Zimmerman Agency
Tallahassee, FL

 

EXHIBITIONS:

 

Galleria Silecchia                                                      Thomas Deans Fine Art
Sarasota, FL                                                                Atlanta, GA
2005 to 2016                                                               2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

 

Angela King Gallery                                                 GF Contemporary
New Orleans, LA                                                        Santa Fe, NM
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016                                              2010 to 2016

 

Fay Gold Gallery                                                       Rosen Museum
Atlanta, GA                                                                Boca Raton, FL
2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005                                    2008

 

Crossroads Contemporary                                      Studio E Gallery
Santa Fe, NM                                                             Palm Beach Gardens, FL
2007                                                                            2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014- 2016

 

Gulf Coast Museum of Art                                      The Armory Show
Largo, FL                                                                    NYC, NY
2006                                                                            2003, 2005

 

Chicago SOFA                                                          Longstreth Goldberg Art
Chicago, IL                                                                 Naples, FL
2004, 2005                                                                  2004, 2005

 

Seven-O-Seven Contemporary                                Art Chicago
Santa Fe, NM                                                             Chicago, IL
2003                                                                            2003

 

Art Palm Beach                                                         Albers Fine Art
Palm Beach, FL                                                          Memphis, TN
2003, 2004, 2005                                                        2003

 

Blue Spiral 1                                                              Florida Capitol
Asheville, NC                                                             Florida Department of State
1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002                                    2001

 

Neiman Hayden Fine Art                                         The Proctor Gallery
Scottsdale, AZ                                                            Sedona, AZ
2000                                                                            2000, 2003

 

 

Southern Accents Designer House                          Highline Gallery
Atlanta, GA                                                                Aspen, CO
2000                                                                            2000

 

J. Cotter Gallery                                                        Boca Raton Museum
Beaver Creek, CO                                                      Boca Raton, FL
2000, 2012, 2013, 2014                                              2000

 

LeMoyne Art Foundation                                        Florida A & M University
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Tallahassee, FL,
1993, 1999                                                                  1999

 

Bruce Museum                                                          Anthony Ardavin Gallery
Greenwich, CT                                                           Atlanta, GA
1999                                                                            1996, 1999

 

Signature Gallery                                                      Miller Gallery
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Cincinnati, OH
1998                                                                            1998

 

Lee Hansley Gallery                                                  Newbill Collection by the Sea
Raleigh, NC                                                                Seaside, FL
1997                                                                            1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003

 

Aliya Gallery                                                                         621 Gallery
Atlanta, GA                                                                Tallahassee, FL
1996                                                                            1996

 

Art Works                                                                 Florida State Museum of Art
Jacksonville, FL                                                          Tallahassee, FL
1995                                                                            1995

 

Albany Museum of Art                                            Thomasville Art Center
Albany, GA                                                                Thomasville, GA
1994                                                                            1994

 

Tallahassee City Hall                                                The Nice Picture Gallery
Tallahassee, FL                                                           Havana, FL
1995, 1993                                                                  1992

 

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