Laura Avetisyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia.  At the age of five she moved to Moscow, Russia, where she received her high school education.  There Laura graduated from Art School for exceptional gifted children. Upon her return to Armenia, she continued her studies at the College of Fine Arts in Yerevan.

Laura Avetisyan completed her higher education in art at the Armenian State Academy of Fine Arts. As a talented student Laura was invited to participate in exhibitions in different countries of Europe, such as Russia, Poland, Germany and France. During her student years her works went as far as North America when she displayed them at the Art EXPO in Montreal, Canada.

After graduating from the Academy, Laura became a professor at the College of Fine Arts in Yerevan for nearly twenty five years.

In 1991 Laura Askanazi Avetisyan moved to Los Angeles, California, where she continued her art work and had numerous solo exhibitions in many cities of US, such as New York City, Detroit, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Her works are on display at prestigious galleries in Carmel and Palm Springs, California. Several American art collectors are proud owners of Laura Avetisyan’s exquisite art works.
It’s been two years that Laura Askanazi lives and continuing her art works in Yerevan.


1961-1967 – Armenian State Academy of Fine Arts, Yerevan, Armenia

  • M.F.A., Fine Arts
  • B.A., Fine Arts
  • Graduated with Honors

1958-1961 – College of Fine Arts               Yerevan, Armenia

  • A.A., Fine Arts
  • Graduated with Honors

Group exhibitions

1963 – group exhibitions in Armenia
1967 – EXPO-67, Montreal, Canada
1968 – exhibition dedicated to the 2750th Anniversary of Yerevan, among several other exhibitions held in Armenia and Russia same year
1971 – group exhibition in Moscow, Russia, dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of USSR
1972 – “USSR – Our Homeland” show in Moscow, Russia
1973 – “Fine Arts of Armenia” show in Yerevan, Armenia
1974 – group exhibition in Warsaw, Poland
1976-1990 – group exhibitions in Russia, Germany, France, Hungary, Czechoslovakia
1991 – group exhibition in Fresno, California
1992 – 7th Art EXPO in Los Angeles, California

Solo exhibitions

1993 – in Boston, Massachusetts
1996 – in Los Angeles, California
1997 – in New York City, NY
1998 – in New York City, NY
1998 – in Paris, France
1999 – in Detroit, Michigan
1999 – permanent display Mission Art Gallery, Carmel, California
1999 – public collection of Museum of Modern Art in Yerevan, Armenia
2000 – in Los Angeles, California
2001 – in San Francisco, California
2002 – in Los Angeles, California
2003 – in New York City, NY
2006 – in National Gallery of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2011 – in “Armenian artists Union”, Yerevan, Armenia
2012 – in “Modern Art Museum”, Yerevan, Armenia

Awards and Memberships

1963 – Soviet Union State Diploma for Outstanding Achievement in Fine Arts
1970 – member of the USSR Artists Union
1982 – “Teacher of the Year” Award for Outstanding Achievement. Armenian State Academy of Fine Arts
1989 – “Best Artist of the Year” Award. Yerevan, Armenia
1995 – member of UNESCO