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Rouzanna Berberian is a Los Angeles based multidisciplinary artist and educator who was born in Yerevan, Armenia. Her family immigrated to the United States in the 1990s, where she continued her education at Pasadena City College. She changed her major from engineering to fine arts as soon as she took her first art class with influential artist and educator Jim Morphesis. Later, she continued her studies which led her into teaching art and inspiring generations of students. 

Primarily known for her circuit board paintings, Rouzanna delved into photography when she was offered a teaching position in digital photography at South Pasadena High School. Without being confined to a specific genre, she enjoys photographing the interaction of light and shadows, along with anything that sparks her imagination. “I photograph what I feel,” she often says. 

Rouzanna received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the California State University, Los Angeles. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in the Greater Los Angeles area and in Armenia. She was also nominated for Music Center's BRAVO awards for excellence in art education and her photographs were selected by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center portraying "A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America". She is one of the founding members of  She Loves Collective and does art performances to promote social change. Her work is in numerous public and private collections.

Photo Credit: Jake Hagopian




MFA California State University, Los Angeles

BA California State University, Los Angeles (Magna cum Laude)

Single Subject Teaching Credential (Art), Point Loma Nazarene University




2015 Rouzanna Berberian: Recent Paintings, Red Pipe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Curator: Mat Gleason

2015 Icon, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, 

Los Angeles, CA




2023 SHELTER, She Loves Collective,  Sponsored by the City of Glendale, CA, Curator:

Adrineh Baghdassarian

2022 MOAH:CEDAR's Annual Juried Exhibition 2022, Museum of Art and History (MOAH

Cedar), Lancaster, CA, Curators: Heather Bowling, Mike Che, and Mika Cho.

2021 CROSSROADS, CROSSING, AND CONVERGENCE, She Loves Collective, Tufenkian Fine

Arts, Glendale CA, Curator: Caroline Tufenkian, Fatemeh Burnes

2021 Her Relic, She Loves Collective Immersive Installation, ReflectSpace, Glendale Public

Library, Glendale, CA, Curator: Adrineh Bagdassarian

2021 My Relic, She Loves Collective three part installation on Artsakh St. Galleries, Glendale,

CA, Curator Adrineh Baghdassarian

2020 The Rifles Our Ancestors Didn’t Have, She Loves Collective Art Performance at LA

River, Los Angeles, CA, Curator Adrineh Baghdassarian

2019    Sense of Armenia, Armenian Arts Gallery, Glendale, CA, Curator: Rouzanna Berberian

2018 Pure not Proper, Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Adrineh Baghdassarian

2018 Incarnadine, Mash Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Mat Gleason

2018 Many Faces of Armenians: A Celebration of Queer-Armenian Art, Glendale, CA 

2017 Seismic Shift: Confronting Catastrophe, Avenue 50 Studio, Highland Park, CA, Juror:

MacKenzie Stevens, Curatorial Assistant, Hammer Museum

2017 VS., 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  

2017 Out There, 825 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Jurors: Francisco George & William Escalera

2017 Walls: A Quest for immersive space, Produce Haus, Los Angeles, CA, Curator:

Zadik Zadikian

2017 She Loves, Honeypot LA, Los Angeles, CA, Curator: Adrineh Baghdassarian

2017 Los Angeles: Our Eyes, Armenian Arts Gallery, Glendale, CA

2016 Play: Open Call, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Juror: Scott

2016 Canty, Director Emeritus, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

2016 LA Artcore 2nd Annual Online Competition & Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, Jury Panel: 

Andi Campognone, Peter Frank, Tracey Landworth, Ramone Munoz, and Mark Steven 


2016 Modern Art EXPO, Yeraz Factory, Yerevan, Armenia

2016 Mas Attack 8 & 9, San Diego Art Institute & Temporary Space LA, Curators: Kio

Griffith, Colton Stenke & Max Presneill 

2016 Trending: Contemporary Art Now!, Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 

Alexandria, VA, Juror: Elizabeth Garvey, Garvey Simon Art Access NYC, NY

2016 Arevdur, Armenian Arts Gallery, Glendale, CA, Curator: Stepan Partamian

2015 California Open Exhibition, Tag Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Juror: Jim Morphesis

2015 Remembering the Armenian Genocide 100th Anniversary, Anzoh Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

2015 Chaos Theory, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA 

2014 A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, A museum without walls, Juror Panel: Eddie Wong, Masum Momaya, Adriel Luis,

Amber McClure, Melissa Bisagni, Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis



2017 Most Inspirational Teacher, South Pasadena High School. South Pasadena, CA

2012 Bravo Award Teacher Candidate for Outstanding Achievement in Arts Education, County

of Los Angeles, CA 




2022 National Art Education Conference,New York, New York  

2019 National Art Education Conference, Boston, Massachusetts Program Co-Coordinators:

Andrea Haas/ Dawn Benski

2016 Cow House Studios Art Educator Residency

2011 NEH Grant, Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops, National 

Endowment for the Humanities  

2016 Southern Region Conference, Art Inspired: Place, People & Professionalism

2013  CAEA Southern State Area Conference, Reconnecting Art 

2009 AP Conference, Studio Art, by CollegeBoard                        



2017 Produce Haus, Los Angeles, CA

2009 St. Leon Cathedral, Burbank, CA

2007 St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church, Pasadena, CA


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