gary deirmendjian selected works



general statement

... once a believer, I now rest my faith in uncertainty.

there's been a lifelong personal struggle towards a firming appreciation of our oneness as a single species, and of our extreme smallness in the context of a vast, humming and indifferent universe. the understanding that ours is a momentary existence on a speck of dust adrift in boundless space, has gained considerable density.

the tension between the felt sublime of this base truth and the many ways in which we are ushered away from knowing it fully, is somehow the surge underlying the expression … in all its forms. 

the core interest lies in the tidal mechanisms of social conditioning and one’s place in the given oceans of unquestioned attitudes and mass acceptance. 

the expression in turn continues to find inspiration in the ever enduring and conquering individuals of any time and place, who have pushed through and come to see beyond the assumed certainties …



current CV - pdf (click)


regarding the work - writings leads and downloads

June Mostra 2017 / meet the artists ... Gary Deirmendjian, Ellie Johnson, Life at the BSR blog (click), June 2017, PDF (click)

Gary Deirmendjian's interventions in Rome, Ellie Johnson, Life at the BSR blog (click), June 2017, PDF (click)

TO EXIST OUTSIDE THE MARGINS (2015), Adam Porter, curator, exhibition copy, The Equal Standard (hardcopy and online), issue #3, 2015, PDF (click), actual publication PDF (click)

BLUT & BODEN - gunter christmann (2014), Gary Deirmendjian, exhibition lead up document, November 2014, PDF (click)

Mutant Collaboration ... a reflection, Tunni Kraus, transcript, participating artist, September 2014, PDF (click)

HOLLOW PROMISE - CASULA, Mark McClelland, online article, Artmap Studio, 12 July 2014 (click), PDF (click)

interview - MICROVIDS, Artereal Gallery Blog, 7 December 2012 (click), PDF(click)

MICROVIDS QR TRAIL, Rhianna Walcott, curator, exhibition catalogue, Rozelle Contemporary Art Precinct, 9 - 30 March, 2013 (click)

MICROVIDS, Pedro de Almeida, curator, exhibition catalogue, Artereal Gallery, 5 - 22 December, 2012 (click)

APROPOS_ANTIPODE, John Adair (+ air), collaborating artist, artist statement, on work 22.2, Factory 49, October 2012 (click)

Dig your own hole, Pedro de Almeida, curator, exhibition copy & images, 21 September 2012, (click), PDF (click)

interview - skin, Artereal Gallery Blog, 28 May 2011(click), PDF (click)

skin, Barbara Dowse, curator, exhibition copy, Artereal Gallery, 4 - 28 May, 2011 (click)

on gary deirmendjian's - out of existence, Rhianna Walcott, online article, Das Platforms, Emerging & Contemporary Art, 2010, PDF (click)

gary deirmendjian - a survey of a broad practice, Monica McMahon, curator, exhibition copy, UWS Art Gallery, 2010, PDF (click)

a wrestling with art - monumental expressions, Dr Peter Hill, external examiner's report, Master of Fine Arts exhibition & dissertation, 2006, PDF (click)