Fabian G. Tabibian is a Brooklyn based artist, born in New York City. He received his MFA from Hunter College, studied at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. His work has been exhibited at Parallel Art Space in Brooklyn, SOIL Gallery in Seattle, Momenta Art in Brooklyn and at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. His work has been selected as a best of 2011 by the editorial board of Rhizome.org and is featured in the 2013 Northeast edition of New American Paintings. He currently teaches at Hunter College and LaGuardia Community College.
My work uses the tropes of painting to examine the impact of the Information Age on the individual and the global community. I consider myself a painter, although I work primarily with lens-based, print-based, and digitally created media. I am more interested in painting as philosophy, rather than painting as material. This approach to painting reflects a mass media experience where information is sampled, quoted, referenced and eventually remixed into something new. In my practice, the history and language of painting become subverted with loaded social content and digital processes, thereby creating new forms through playful and irreverent quotation.
b. 1978, New York, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY