ABOUT

Gregory Beylerian is an award-winning multi-dimensional artist, futurist, philosopher and educator on creativity who has produced numerous innovations by exploring the merging of traditional mediums with cutting-edge technology.

Spanning a career over two decades with projects merging art + culture with commercial architecture projects, public sculpture, corporate + brand collaborations, exhibitions, immersive art installations, improvised music  and various art books including the Internationally recognized “The Painted Nude, A 20-year Retrospective”.

High-profile projects include numerous large-scale mural and sculptural installations with various architectural firms including the renowned Gensler Inc, Perkowitz + Ruth and The Moinian Group. Award-winning Brand collaborations include Disney, Jockey, Alessi, Homeboy Industries, Krikorian Theaters, Culture & Commerce, The Los Angeles International School, and The Western Diocese commission to create a large-scale immersive memorial installation at the Zorayan Museum.

He is also the founder of Beylerian Studio, an agency that provides creativity to brands and gives talks and workshops on the value of creativity for success, innovation, problem-solving, societal needs and maximizing human potential.

Beylerian’s work has been featured in permanent collections and exhibited in galleries and museums internationally including The Museum of Arts & Design NYC, Museum of Modern Art Yerevan, Peterson Automotive Museum LA, The ALMA Museum Boston, and The Zorayan Museum Glendale.

Beylerian has received various awards including the PX3 Paris award, the Tokyo International award, TIFA, and the International Photo honors award. The state of California and the City of Los Angeles has issued certificates of recognition for his contributions to the culture and has been featured on CNN, Los Angeles Times, Current TV, etc., and numerous other fine art + photography journals, blogs, and publications.

Murals & Innovation

Beylerian was the first to develop a unique technique of merging innovative printing technology with experimental canvas mediums and the artisanal mastery of wallpaper hangers. This innovative approach to large-scale artworks allowed for the fusion of painting, photography and new technological creation tools to be merged and printed to any size with the quality of museum standards. Beylerian’s earliest murals built using this technique show no deterioration in color and detail after 30 years!

Exhibitions

Beylerian’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums internationally including private collections and permanent installations which include large scale murals and sculptural installations. Many artworks also participate in supporting numerous nonprofit organizations.

The image to the right is an installation photo for “The 100 Year Journey” – a commissioned exhibition for the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, presented at The Zorayan Museum in Glendale, the West Coast spiritual center for Armenians around the world.

To view the gallery and museum archives, visit the exhibitions page.

The Painted Nude

Beylerian began photographing the human form in college while studying photography and wrote his philosophy dissertation on the subject. After over 20 years of development, The Painted Nude” is a collection of figurative works that are like none other as reflected by the numerous international awards received. A fusion of disciplines in photography, painting and an ancient meditative technique are utilized to create this body of work.

To view this project Click Here.

The Painted Nude has won numerous prestigious awards.

Celebrating 20 years of figurative art.

Education & Awards

EDUCATION

  • Masters Degree in the Arts from Domus Academy. Milan Italy
  • Bachelor of the Arts with emphasis on Design & Photography and a minor in Philosophy from Rochester Institute of Technology (R.I.T.)
  • UCLA School of Design and Photography

AWARDS

  • The International Photo Award / “Unveiled Series”
  • PX3 Photographie Paris Award / “Figurative Series”
  • Tokyo International Award / “BodyWorks Series”
  • IPA Fine Art Photography Award  / “Origins Series”

CERTIFICATES

  • State Assembly of California certificate of recognition for the historical contribution.
  • Los Angeles City Hall certificate of recognition celebrating cultural diversity.
  • Los Angeles City Hall certificate recognizing cross cultural unification.

Biography Timeline

2024 – Beylerian unveils the world’s first virtual exhibit of its kind entitled “Spirit of Ararat”, that merges various creative disciplines with innovative technologies. This immersive virtual exhibition demonstrates web 3, metaverse, 360° video, spatial audio, photogrammetry and artificial intelligence that anyone with a phone, iPad, computer or  VR headset can explore, learn and interact with other visitors from anywhere in the world.

2024 – 10 years of  100% improvisational “flow dynamic” music creation at the Earthstar Creation Recording Studio in Venice California has culminated in the release of 8 albums on Apple Music and Spotify under the name “Portizar”. This musical collaboration involves various guests from all genres of the musical industry to participate in this playful dynamic of musical exploration..

2023 – Commissioned to travel to Armenia with 360° video and binaural audio recording gear, digital and analog photography equipment and a drone to capture various ancient sacred sites. Beylerian’s daughter Luna assists on the project as photographer and project assistant.

2023 – The world’s first virtual Children’s Memorial in the metaverse for children who passed away. This project integrates the use of innovative metaverse technology, virtual reality, and photogrammetry to create a moving heart experience and bring people together in a virtual community space 24/7 – 365 days a year.

2023 – The world’s first ever quantum jumping exhibition entitled “Still Life With Weapons”, producing an alternate reality series of works installed at The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. This exploratory play on matter and the multiverse phenomenon theory, presents works of art juxtaposing beauty and weapons, colliding with the Earth timeline conflict with Ukraine.

2023 – Unveiling of “Resonance” – A Multi-Dimensional Immersive Fusion of Art, Human Connection, and Metaverse. A first of its kind, the Resonance exhibit entwined physical location with a metaverse virtual gallery overly, fusing an interactive live ritual art performance experience that all attendees participated in.

2023 – Presented the immersive public performance art Ritual with renowned architect and visionary Gesine Thomson and award winning director Tigran Mutafyan at the Bombay Beach Biennale.

2023 – “The Pole Book – Pioneers of the pole dance movement” is a 160 page collection of photographs that capture the pole dance movement as it was emerging between 2008 and 2012 in Los Angeles California. This project captures the pioneers including world and US champions who opened the door and normalized Pole dance as a legitimate art of feminine expression.

2023 – After 20 years of development and evolution, The Painted Nude is completed. A unique collection of figurative art created by merging painting on skin as canvas with photography and sculptural dynamics using Beylerian’s “flow dynamic” meditative practice. These works have received numerous international photography awards.

2023 “Love Sculptures” is a series of imagined public works for a new era that incorporates years of research and development to create art by merging the more “traditional” disciplines of photography, sculpture, painting, and poetry with artificial intelligence..

2022 – Creative direction and construction of Epostle.net, the goto source and digital archive of ancient Armenian heritage and OG Christianity. A treasure trove of writings by Father Vazken Movsesian, outreach humanitarian projects, art and photographs of sacred Armenia, metaverse and 360° immersive virtual reality churches, etc., designed to connect the globe to these illuminated treasures for humanity.

2022 – Three augmented reality Portasar sculptures are placed inside the Joshua Tree National Park. The original monolithic forms for which these works of art were created are from photogrammetry captures of 12,000 year old monolithic stone forms of the ancient Armenian Anatolia region near Mt. Ararat. Utilizing the latest technology, this ancient quartz based information network is extended and inter-bridged to the Southern California landscape.

2022 – Creates the first ever Art Urn for the ashes of Mercedes “Meche” Carreño (September 15, 1947 – July 21, 2022) who was considered the Bridget Bardot of Mexico. A permanent memorial site is located at The Hollywood Forever Cemetary and is integrated with QR code technology for visitors to discover her legacy with AR and 3D technology.

2022The Divine Metaverse is the first augmented reality painted figurative sculpture to merge 3D human scanning with painting and sculpture with global positioning technology.  Utilizing innovative technology by Vatom Inc, this AR/NFT was placed around the world at 21 (7+7+7) specially selected sacred sites as global meridian points engineered to awaken and circulate the divine feminine energy harnessed at these goddess locations.

2022 –  The portrait painting created of Joan Agajanian Quinn is included in the traveling exhibition presented at the ALMA Museum in Boston and other locations around the country.

2021 – Four Augmented Reality NFT sculptures are dropped at various  prestigious locations in New York City including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum and Gagosian Gallery. The “Shaping Reality” project represented the first time disciplines of painting and sculpture are merged with new technologies including 3D modeling, augmented reality, NFT’s, metaverse and geotag map technology to place sculptures anywhere in the world.

2021 – The Chitjian Foundation – Creative direction of the most comprehensive archive dedicated to preserving the heritage of the indigenous Armenian people of Anatolia is completed. Founder Zaruhy Sara Chitjian would pass away a few months later. Entire database, archeological records and artifacts are established as a permanent collection located at CSUN, one of the most prestigious University’s committed to Armenian studies.

2020 – 7 Lexlive Murals, Commissioned by Krikorian Premiere Theaters. Lexington, ky. Seven 15 x 8 foot murals designed a new one-of-a-kind 90,000 square foot entertainment venue with 10 Movie Theatres, 13 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, a restaurant, three full-service bars and event space. Architect: TK Architects.

2019 – Come Together Mural, Commissioned by The International School. Burbank, CA. 60 x 10 foot mural designed as a collaborative art project with the entire 8th grade to develop flow dynamics of imagination, courage, and commitment. Essential qualities to live a life rich with purpose.

2018 -The ELC Mural, Commissioned by The Early Learning Center. Silverlake, CA. 120 x 10 foot mural designed as a collaborative art project with children varying in age from 3 to 13 years of age. The project was designed to bring enjoyment and pride to all those who participated in the creation experience while transforming a bland play and learning environment into a beautiful and inspiring space.

2018The Unveiled Series wins a prize from The International Photo Awards

2016 – The Totem Sculpture Garden, Commissioned by The International School. Silverlake, CA. A 50-foot circumference spatial 3D mural designed as a collaboration with 180 students to develop intuition. The completed works included painting, sculpture, spatial geometry, and landscaping to create a sanctuary centerpiece for the campus.

2016 – In development concurrently, three new series works, “BodyWorks”, “Ancient Future” and “Flow Dynamics”

2016 – Completed the Dream Big project, a commissioned mixed media exterior mural located in Silverlake spanning 40 feet and incorporating the collaborating imaginations of 170 school children.

2015 – Travels to Holland, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Germany and Denmark to photograph and capture images for new works of art. Photographed in detail the The Hermitage in Saint Petersburg Russia, one of the oldest museums in the world.

2015 – The State Assembly of California awards a certificate of Recognition for the historical contribution of The 100 Year Journey.

2015 – “The 100 Year Journey” A large scale comprehensive multi media installation project commissioned for the centennial of The Armenian Genocide and presented at the Zorayan Museum in Burbank, CA.. This project took over 2 years to complete, integrating photography, drawings, paintings, sculpture, sound and moving images. Due to its success, the city of Burbank would organize to have this installation reconstructed within the Burbank Mall, allowing the experience to be viewed more widely. This project involved extensive photographic journeying thru Armenia and Turkey.

2014 – Travels back to Rochester Institute of Technology  by invitation to lecture at The Vignelli Center for Design Studies on “The Journey of living from a creative life”.

2014 – Travels throughout Armenia and Turkey to photograph and capture images to be used in constructing the 100 Year Journey Art project to be installed at The Zorayan Museum April 2015.

2013 – Travels to Italy and France to photograph and create new series of works. Completes commission in Paris to transform partially damaged 19th century paintings into his “Discarded Legacy” series of works.

2012 – Studio commissioned to Photograph, project manage and style “Hungry For Life”, a coffee table book about the Homegirls journey of transformation thru Homeboy Industries. This is the most successful organization in the world that facilitates the transformation of gang members into positively contributing members of society. Multiple editions of the book have been printed due to its success and popularity.

2011 – Commissioned by Jockey to photograph a new Brand Campaign for their “Sport Mesh Series” This project would go on to win the American Graphic Design Award and demonstrate the successful collaboration of a fine art photographic vision in a commercial commerce context.

2010 – Greg and Jude construct “Highland Dream” an evolved solution to the Work – Life Studio concept, bridging the living space with the creative studio and office space all under separate roofs but one property.

2009 – “Divine Curvature” series of new works in development presented at The San Vicente Gallery, Los Angeles. This body of work deconstructs the human form to its elemental composition in search of higher cognition. Also playing on the word relevance with the dual meaning of “from or like a god and excellent, delightful”.

2008 – Present “Returning To Roots” Exhibit at City Hall, Los Angeles, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo presents to Beylerian a certificate of recognition for artists contribution towards celebrating cultural diversity awareness.

2008 – Faces & Forms exhibited at The Atelier, 42nd Street, NYC. – A collection of new works merging Beylerian’s “flow dynamics” line work with Photographed Portraits. A large wall collage of flow dynamic drawings and painting exercises were also exhibited.

2007 – Completed the Peace Spiral mural Tapestry from photographs taken of 100’s of attendees who individually posed in a temporarily constructed studio at The Peace Forum held in Pasadena, CA. held over the weekend of 7/7/2007. The event was dedicated to “Local Reconciliation, Global Peace, A Forum on Forgiveness. Produced by long time collaborator Father Vazken Movsesian, founder of In His Shoes Organization. This project included survivors of the Rwandan Genocide and mothers of children murdered by gang warfare.

2007 – Beylerian receives a special recognition from PX3 Photographie Paris for his photographic work on Human Form.

2007 – Power & Beauty installation exhibition at Seyhoun Gallery, Los Angeles. A collection of works that explores an inter – relationship between form and consciousness. This series of works included an art video, and large metallic printed pieces that were fused between acrylic. There was also a 420 page coffee table book with the same title that included social commentary writings, poetry, drawings and photographs the artist had created over the last 4 years.

2007 – Exhibits a new series of Portraits and paintings created with techniques developed from Cadenet, shown at Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery.

2007 – Three sculptural works become part of the permanent collection at The Museum of Arts & Design, NYC.

2006 – Travels to the south of France with wife and child and spends the summer in a 17th century stone house surrounded by vineyards. Beylerian brought camera gear, painting materials and audio recording equipment. A series of drawings and photographs were created and Beylerian would record a full length album of classic french Cafe music entitled “Cadenet” (the village they stayed in) with the musicians he lived with that summer.

2006 – Greg and Jude open The San Vicente Studio, located in West Hollywood, a street level creative space functioning as a studio, office and exhibition space to host happenings.

2005 – “Saint Genocide” 48”x60” built from 144 4”x5” prints becomes part of the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan.

2005 – Murals featured in celebrated coffee table book about extraordinary Cinema architecture entitled, “Cinema Treasures”.

2005 – Receives honorable mention at the prestigious IPA Awards for a photographic work created from the “Origins” exhibition.

2005 – “Origins” Solo exhibition presented at Seyhoun Gallery, Los Angeles. This series of artwork explored the roots of consciousness and the shaping of man and society thru the imagination. Opening night included a live ritual performance art piece with African drumming and two semi nude dancers who were painted in real time by Beylerian with his “Flow Dynamic” lines while surrounded by a packed crowd. This event was streamed live using new internet technologies that allowed viewers at home to interact with people at the gallery and experience the exhibition and performance remotely from anywhere in the world.

2004 – Large scale installation of Photographs, paintings, sculptures and art car presented in the 20,000 square foot space of the H1 Gallery, Los Angeles. This exhibition represented examples of the artists last 10 years of work in various mediums.

2004 – Exhibition of new works and highlights at The A.L.M.A. Museum in Boston, MA. 10,000 8.5”x11” drawings and words were hung from the ceiling in a web pattern representing the artist’s consciousness. Hung on walls were his new series of works entitled “Sacred Forms” which was a reflection into mythological language transformed. Presented on monolithic sculpture stands were numerous leather bound journals containing developmental sketches and transcendental meditations in line form.

2003 – Permanently installed 4 new ultra large scale Murals measuring 30 feet by 40 feet at the luxurious Krikorian Theaters in Buena Park and Vista Village CA.

2002 – Beylerian’s second solo exhibition “Trust The Flow” presented at The Galaxy Gallery in Los Angeles represented the artists visual thesis of his creative process that he would later entitle “flow dynamics” and it’s influence on Aesthetics. Beylerian transformed the entire wall space into a collage built from hundreds of drawings and paintings, leaving no white space between works, creating a hyper active visual experience.

2001 – The opening of Soul Train ( a reflection on choosing the intuitive path), Beylerian’s first solo exhibition, curated by Jacques Kaplan, a pioneering art dealer who collaborated with the likes of Frank Stella and Willem de Kooning. This collection of works included drawings, paintings, photographs, mixed media, hand made book of poetry and a soundtrack of the poems recited by a trained theatre actor with background sounds of duduk music performed by Beylerian and his Duduk master. This exhibition was presented inside the caboose of a train!

2000 – Beylerian marries French artist and fashion designer Judith Bodart Beylerian in Paris after having dated for a total of 3 months (6 weeks and 6 weeks 7 years later). Together they would begin collaborating on life and numerous projects, commissions and exhibitions. Just before the wedding, Beylerian takes Jude to Jerusalem, makes a spontaneous visit to the office of the Bishop  for the Church of the Sepulcher and with a special permit obtained from the US government, Beylerian acquires earth from behind the Tomb of Christ under supervision by a holy priest. This priest places the small bag of earth on the Stone of Unction, blesses the earth and then blesses Greg and Jude. It was Good Friday and all things seeming quite auspicious, Beylerian officially proposes to Jude that night while sitting on a very old wall, facing an ancient cemetery.

1999 – Beylerian travels to Cypress, Egypt, Jordan, Israel and Palestine. With his beloved Nikon F4 35mm film camera, Beylerian documents ancient Egyptian architecture and art, climbs into a tomb deep within the pyramids of Giza, snorkels in the Sinai Desert, camps in the desert with Beduins from Petra and facilitates a drum circle with Jews and Palestinians together in the sub levels of The Sepulcher Church in Jerusalem.

This project would become an example at the time for one of the largest printed works of art and was permanently installed in Monrovia, CA. Due to the success of these Murals, Beylerian would be commissioned over the next 4 years to do 12 more ultra large scale murals, 4 of which measured 30 feet by 40 feet, utilizing his same in studio developed process.

1999 – Due to the timing of an article written about Beylerian’s creative explorations merging various art mediums with cutting edge digital imaging and computer technologies, he lands a meeting with Gensler, the largest U.S. architectural firm and consequently receives a large scale mural commission for the Krikorian Theaters.

1998 – Beylerian straps a tent, sleeping bag and water jugs to his Harley chopper and rides to Burning Man with his Nikon F4 film camera documenting what would later become an international art phenomenon.

1998 – Beylerian takes the leap and decides to honor his vision at Sarnath and live full time from the endeavors of his own creative Studio.

1997 – Beylerian takes a sabbatical from Disney for two months and travels thru out India and Nepal, trekking thru the Himalayan Mountains. This adventure was extensively documented with Beylerian’s beloved Nikon F4 35mm film camera. During this adventure he would travel to Varanasi and drink a shamanic beverage stirred in a cauldron resembling a witches brew, within a strange cave like space. The next 10 hours were spent walking profoundly at Sarnath, a complex of temples where Buddha first lectured on the Sutras. Beylerian had a vision at this time, at the top of a stupa, seeing himself ready as a realized artist. It would be the strength of this insight that gave Beylerian the understanding that Disney would soon become the last Employer he would have.

1996 – Although Beylerian instrumentally was focused on drums and shamanic percussion, he had fallen in love with the discovery of an ancient instrument, the sound of the Duduk, an esoteric woodwind made from the Apricot tree, originating from the Highlands of Armenia. Beylerian finds a master teacher by auspicious circumstances for this rare instrument and devotes 7 years to it, eventually becoming part of a classic Duduk ensemble that recorded two albums and traveled internationally performing concerts.

1996 – Beylerian builds his childhood fantasy, an old school Harley Davidson shoveled chopper inspired from spending many hours staring at the album cover by Meatloaf, “Bat out of Hell”. With the help of a master mechanic who allowed Beylerian to be his apprentice thus the machine of his childhood dreams was assembled together. A rolling sculptural machine that continues till this day to give the rider the sensation as if they are flying like in their dreams.

1995 – 1997 – Beylerian works for the Disney Consumer Products division in Burbank, CA., designing for the 6 standard characters: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto. Highlights include heading the design of a new brand campaign for Mickey called “Future Mouse” inspired by the booming new technologies and desert rave culture Beylerian was experiencing in the Southern California landscape of the 1990’s. This was the first time Mickey Mouse would get a visual transformation since the 1930’s. Beylerian’s first large scale mural was also created for Disney and displayed on a building at 42nd. Street, NYC. During his time at Disney Beylerian created hundreds of designs for graphical use, products, furniture, toys, fashion, jewelry, sporting goods and even the napkins for Michael Eisner’s private jet. Beylerian went from the niche of the fine art market to creating for the mass market. He would also apprentice with Disney’s two top animators responsible for the line integrity of the 6 standard characters to learn techniques of instilling spirit into a drawn line. Beylerian was given an office with state of the art Apple computer technologies, allowing him to further develop skills in digital imaging (Computers were not household items yet). Both skills would later be integral influences in the development of Beylerian’s own studio and creative work flow.

1995 – Rides motorcycle across country to Los Angeles while camping the entire time. With minimal space available on the motorcycle, Beylerian brings along his 3 prized possessions, the Nikon F4, a poetry inspiring 1940’s Smith Corona typewriter which he found in the garbage in NYC and a shakuhachi Japanese bamboo flute.

1994 – Begins exploration into deeper consciousness thru the use of shamanic drumming. Little would he know at the time that These practices would play a significant role in Beylerian’s development and implementation of his “flow Dynamics” principles and its relevance to contemporary art.

1994 – Beylerian returns to NYC and works in the Soho studio of Internationally recognized Artist / Architect / Designer Gaetano Pesce, building under his direction, many of his iconic sculptural design museum works.

1993 – Worked with King & Miranda, a celebrated European design team, assisting the integration into their studio one of the first Apple computer systems used for the design process in Europe.

1992 -1993 – Travels to Milan, Italy and receives a Masters Degree in the Arts from Domus Academy. His professors and lecturers were acclaimed professionals in the field of art and design including Arman, Mario Bellini, Andrea Branzi, Anna Castelli (family friend), Achille Castiglioni, Antonio  Citterio, Paolo Deganello, Michele De Lucchi, Stefano Giovannoni, Milton Glaser (family friend), Isao Hosoe, Enzo Mari, Javier Mariscal, Massimo Vignelli, Ingo Maurer, Alesandro Mendini, Bruno Munari, Ettore Sottsass, etc.  His Master thesis was with Alessi  and worked closely with Alberto Alessi to create a new approach to bridge art with culture thru commerce. Stephan Marzano, design director at Phillips, was Beylerian’s  mentor during this project. During these two years Beylerian traveled extensively thru Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Hungary and Greece. Beylerian’s mother would support his love of Polaroid cameras by sending polaroid film occasionally  as it was an expensive medium to work with.

1991 – Under supervision of Dr. Murray Alpert, director at NYU Medical Research Center for Schizophrenia, Beylerian was commissioned to design the first hand held device for therapeutic interaction with mentally ill patients in an effort to better their quality of life. To make extra money to buy his dream camera, a Nikon F4, Beylerian subjected himself to various experiments that took place in a dark lead walled room in the basement of the Research Center. One such experiment involved taking experimental psychotropic drugs and being fitted directly on the eyes with a contact lens connected to electrodes. While the eyes were clamped open, a hoard of bright and abrasive lights were shined into the eyes for 2 hours. At the time $200  seemed worth it.

1990 – Graduated from R.I.T. with a Bachelor of the Arts. in Design & Photography and a minor in Philosophy. It was the first time in Beylerian’s life that he would receive A grades in all of his fine art classes except one. It was a series of photographs created for a class on Alternative Processes, using methods like liquid light, cyanotype and palladium. The subject matter would be Beylerian’s first experience shooting nudes of which he had 10 subjects. He gave each subject a theses he wrote for his Philosophy final entitled “Exploring Emotional Inhibitions Thru Photography”. The Photography teacher of the class was an openly gay feminist and found the work to be objectifying, thus giving Beylerian a barely passing grade of D. 20 years later Beylerian would find his original paper and after reading it, realized that unknowingly he was continuing the intention of those ideas and it re affirmed to him that even when mis understood and discouraged by others, the artist must persevere and honor their authentic visions.

1988 – Beylerian travels across the country to take summer courses at UCLA for Photography & Design using Apple computers (very young technology for the time). Along the road trip to California from NYC, Beylerian would stop to experience his first Grateful Dead concert at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin. There he would unknowingly digest two acid laced cream cheese bagels for which he hallucinated for many days. Beylerian’s perception of color expanded from that experience.

At R.I.T.’s school of Photography, Beylerian worked on the team to test the first Beta release of Photoshop before it was introduced into the market. A custom built digital camera constructed and provided by Kodak and Minolta was utilized to explore the potential of digital imaging. These experimental technologies would later become central components to Beylerian’s creative process. During Beylerian’s time at R.I.T. he had the opportunity to explore various other mediums including Video, where he filmed the making of sculptures and paintings using explosives.

1986 – Beylerian is Accepted  to Rochester Institute of Technology for Art, Design and Photography based on a portfolio of work created as a young teenager. Until college, all his artworks had been created intuitively, not once having taken an art class. These artworks, mostly sculptural and some paintings, had been created as gifts for Beylerian’s father.

1985 – After graduating High School Beylerian backpacked throughout Europe with his 35mm film camera and a friend. Starting in Denmark then to Germany, Italy and France where he lived virtually on the beaches of Nice for weeks with nothing toothbrush and pair of shorts since his back pack was stolen while he was attending a Cure concert in Frejus. Beylerian also would have three close calls with death that summer, including almost driving off a cliff in the Italian Alps but landion in a truffle farm instead. Thethey areng thrust underwater deep into the ocean while parasailing in Cannes. And having a backpack of wine, cheese and break coming loose on his motorcycle and tangling in the rear wheel while driving along the French coastline, thus wiping out…

1982 – 1985 – At age 14 Beylerian forms an experimental art rock group while attending a boarding school in Princeton New Jersey called “HSST”, recording many surreal sessions that reside in the artists archives. Beylerian had created an alter ego for this group whose name was Alpha Beta. This collaboration would continue to make experimental recordings for 10 more years.

1976 – In third grade Beylerian remembers solving math equations visually, by placing numbers under the line that kept in visual balance with the numbers that were above the line. Since this approach yielded the wrong mathematical answers he was sent to a special school to be rehabilitated to think like the other children. Thankfully it did not take hold.

1968 – Born to George and Louise Beylerian, successful entrepreneurs in the field of Design, founder of Material Connexion and Culture & Commerce. George Beylerian loved to collect art and had a visionary eye for it. Gregory Beylerian became encouraged to create art because of the father’s loving reaction each time an art gift was presented for Father’s Day, Christmas and birthdays.