An architect, painter, teacher, and art critic.
A member of Artists' Union of Armenia. PhD in Art Criticism. Teacher at the studio-college in National Center of Aesthetics, Fine Art and Decorative Applied Art since 1985.
Her graphical, decorative-applied arts works (tapestry, batik) and paintings participated in 35 art exhibitions in Armenia, Germany, Switzerland, USA and Russia. In 2001 and 2002 her graphical works and batiks were exhibited in foyers of Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall and "Komitas" chamber Music Hall.
The works of S. Melikyan (paintings, graphics, posters, collages, glass paintings, tapestry, batiks, embroidery, dolls, moving objects) always stood out by novelty, context specific interpretation, variety of creative approaches, complex use of various art disciplines (fine art, literature, music, theater).
1988 – Festive Yerevan – 10 part painted poster (2m x 1,5 m)
1990 – David of Sasoun – 12 part poster (2m x3 m);
Signs of Zodiac –
1999 – Resurrection – decorative curtain (3m x 4 m)
2000 – Bible themes – 7 part glass painting (3m x 2 m)
Every collage they accompanied by written verbal interpretation.
2002 – Illustrations for fairy and folk tales
2003 – "Proverbs, sayings" – To illustrate each of the proverb's word children used the technique of collage. Combining them they formed figurative reflections for each phrase.
Here are some of them:
From the biggest to small
In Nature everything is moving. Big things are transforming into smaller ones, small are getting bigger. The objects which are not moving create shades only.
Black and white
Black and white, day and night, winter and summer, sun and moon. They all come in coupled pairs like light and darkness. Though the rainbow is not black and white these colors are still inside of us.
The first one and the last one
The first time and the last time – things that can never be repeated – something you do with pleasure and pain at the same time.
Something we needed to prove
Proofs are made for things that want to be proved. Better to prove nothing to avoid mistakes.
2006 – "Creche" – a pop-up graphical composition based on The Nativity.
2008 – "Kilikia" – Revolving three dimensional model of the ship Kilikia accompanied by the Armenian folk song Kilikia makes the simultaneous action create the subtle harmony of image and sound.
"Armenian Alphabet" – Every letter of the alphabet is represented by its numerical and contextual illustration. The construction with the shape of an equilateral triangle personifies The Holy Trinity and is accompanied by the Mesrop Mashtoc prayer-address.
On March 20th, 2011 in National Center of Aesthetics an exhibition titled "Me with myself" were organized with 200 children's works presented.
Graphical and painting works based on Armenian tales and Bible themes printed in "Armenian Tales" by H.Tumanyan (1999), "Armenian tales"(2000) and "Let there be light" (2000) illustrated books.
Works of S.Kandayan class printed also in album, the follow-up of the exhibition dedicated to Tigranes The Great (2010, Museum of Children’s Art).
|Azizbekyan Sargis 7 year
||Harutiunyan Arman 7 year
||Israelyan Nuard 10 year
||Mnoyan Elen 7 year, Paljyan Serob 5 year, Sargsyan Elda 5 year
||Pilosyan Gayane 5 year
||Karapetyan Sjuzanna 12 year
||Kandayan Iren 6 year