Dependent, 2006 ed. 1/5
bronze, 5.25" × 4" × 4"
Me & Me, 2006 ed. 1/5
bronze, 5.25" × 5.5" × 4"
Natalie Avanessian was born to an Armenian family in Manchester, England on June 4, 1981. When she was one and a half years old, her family moved to Iran. After graduating high school in Tehran, her father sent her to Armenia to continue her education. In 2002, she entered the Yerevan Fine Arts Academy for General Design and graduated as a designer in 2007. She was inspired by her sculpture professor, Nune Toumanyan, who furthered her ambition in bronze casting. During this time, Natalie arranged a bronze sculpture exhibition in memory of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 and participated in several art competitions and exhibitions.
In 2007, she married Hovsep Seraydarian, and together they moved to Canada. Natalie uses her feelings and intuition to guide her sculpting, resulting in artwork that is simple, and yet full of expression through curvilinear forms. She is currently working towards creating new sculptures and preparing for future exhibitions.