Jo Nanajian

Jo Nanajian Swamp Study_Impression acrylic, spray paint, charcoal isocyanate and polyol re

Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1996 and immigrated to Boston, MA in 2008. She received a BFA in General Fine Arts and a concentration in Book Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2018.  Focusing on charcoal as a medium, Nanajian is driven by her intuition and gesture to create large scale abstracted pieces. The goal is to capture her emotions from an unprocessed memory that ultimately resulted in a feeling of loss of control. She explores these emotions by distorting figures using a repeated draw-and-erase technique until it is unrecognizable, a response to the death of her “American Dream”.