Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in painting at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. In continuing studies she has studied 18th Century European furniture painting, art education, and traditional icon painting with a Russian master iconographer. In 2003, Monique received her teaching certification for art.
Since 1984, Monique’s work has been shown and honored with awards at numerous exhibitions across the country: in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Boston, Delaware and Philadelphia areas. Most recently she was awarded second place for painting out of 84 painters in the inaugural Plein Air Brandywine Valley Art Competition, 2011 and Honorable mention for Best Color in Chester County Art Association’s “Water” Juried exhibition and Artist Equity’s Art Spirits Juried Exhibition.
Her work has also been sold at auction to benefit various children’s charities, including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Children’s Beach House of Lewes, DE, and programs that help end human trafficking and aid its victims. Among her many commissions, she completed a request for two altar paintings for the Armenian Sisters which are permanently displayed in their chapel in Rome, Italy.
Monique and her husband, live in the Philadelphia area with their five children. She also maintains her studio at home.
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