Inspiration for generations: Armenian female sculptor Tereza Mirzoyan
Tereza Mirozayn (1922-2016 ) is an Armenian sculptor, member of the Artists’ Union of the USSR, Honored Artist of the Armenian SSR (1967), Honored Artist of the Armenian SSR (1986), teacher, and professor.
Mirzoyan is an author of numerous sculptures and monumental works in Armenia and abroad. She worked with various materials, including marble, bronze, tuff, porcelain, wood, and basalt when creating sculptural works. She has been considered one of the few female artists in the Soviet Union to work in monumental sculpture.
She has received several awards, medals, certificates of honor, and prizes from the USSR, the Armenian SSR, the Republic of Armenia, and foreign countries. The artist died on 7 August 2016 at the age of 94.
The Cafesjian Center for the Arts (CCA) presents these days a retrospective exhibition dedicated to the centenary of the artist. Summing up Tereza Mirzoyan’s oeuvre, the show reveals the wide range of layers in her aesthetical approach, artistic language, varied techniques, media, and themes.