Teacher Type: Painting

Nune Asatryan

Nuné Asatryan was born in Armenia where she discovered her passion for art at an early age from a family of artists. She has become internationally known for her unusual artwork, conceptual designs, delicate murals, and bold statements. Her international experience has cultivated and exposed her to different cultures and she has created and exhibited in many countries. Art critics describe her art as a “provocative” and “intriguing” with elements of surrealism, photorealism, and hyperrealism. Nuné is exhibiting and selling her work at prestigious galleries and museums internationally. Nuné received her degree from the Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia.

Nune Asatryan

Pavel Ouporov

Russian-born Pavel Ouporov studied at the renowned Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute—one of Russia’s two institutions of higher arts education and part of the Russian Academy of Arts established in 1757 by Peter the Great. At the age of 11, Ouporov won admittance into the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum, graduated at 18, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute.

Ouporov received national and international recognition, working with his partner until 2019. Museum exhibitions include the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Goldman Warehouse and Bass Museum, Miami; Historical Museum of the City of Vienna; World Financial Center, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Passage de Retz, Paris; Boston Center for the Arts; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City; and the Frye Art Museum, Seattle. Their works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, NY, and The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, among others. They are one of ten international artists featured in Gustav Klimt: The Ronald S. Lauder and Serge Sabarsky Collections monograph that explores Klimt’s influence among today’s leading contemporary artists. Their work has been reviewed extensively in many publications such as Art In America, ArtNews, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and featured on PBS and Public Affairs Television.  Awards include a NY Artist’s Fellowship, Mid-Atlantic Visual Arts Grant and a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists. A comprehensive hard cover publication, As Above, So Below: Recent Work by Scherer & Ouporov, was released in conjunction with their solo exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. The artists’ paintings are represented by ACA Galleries in New York and Arden Gallery in Boston.  Their original prints are represented by the Mezzanine Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Pavel Ouporov

Ralph Papa

Born and raised in New York City’s East Harlem, Ralph has been fascinated with drawing and painting since early childhood. He is primarily self-taught with a natural talent and passion for art. Later in his twenties, he studied art and architecture in New York at Queens College and CCNY and painted evenings during the mid 1960s at the Art Students League.

Ralph’s works range from studio paintings using real and imagined themes, to figurative, portraits and plein air painting. Beginning in the early 1980’s, he began regularly painting on-location in the Hudson Valley and Long Island Hamptons and later in Southeast Florida. He began teaching drawing, painting, and plein air workshops throughout Palm Beach County in 2003. Ralph is an art activist, Co-Founder of Plein Air Palm Beach and a Signature Member and Past President of the Artists Guild of the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Papa also has painted in France and Italy and has been instrumental in  Boynton Beach becoming a “Sister Cities” with Farindola in the Abruzzo Region of Italy.  Papa’s artworks are in public and private collections in the US, Canada and Europe and can be viewed online at his website at www.ralphpapa.com as well as at Papagallery Artists Association in Boca Raton and The Neighborhood Gallery in Boynton Beach.

Ralph Papa

Trish Kahn

Trish was born in Longbranch, NJ and grew up in Indianapolis, IN.  She later attended Indiana University where she received a BS degree in education.  After graduation, she taught in the Indianapolis school system for two years.  She continued her teaching in the Miami Dade Schools and

pursued her art career by taking several art courses in different mediums at Florida International University and Broward College.  Upon completion of her coursework, she became a certified art teacher and taught art to a diversified group of students for 11 years in Miami Dade Public Schools.  In addition, she taught after school art classes, ran an art club in a private school setting and gave private instructions in painting.  Along with her love for teaching, painting has always been her true passion.  She is always searching for ways to develop and innovate herself as an artist through professional development classes, workshops, demos, gallery and museum visitations, lectures and travel.  She was a signature member as well as a board member for the Boca Museum of Art Artists Guild, and is currently a member of Women in the Visual Arts, the Broward Art Guild and Palm Beach Plein Air.  Trish resides in Boca Raton, FL where she regularly exhibits in various museums, galleries, businesses, medical centers, recreational areas and libraries.

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Trish Kahn

Won Ok Park

Won-Ok Park immigrated to the United States from South Korea in 1970. She was sponsored by B.A. Ballou, a jewelry manufacturing company in Rhode Island, where she had been making jewelry and actively learning and teaching many forms of art for over 40 years. She graduated from Ewha Women’s University Department of Mathematics in Seoul, Korea and was also trained as a jewelry designer in Hong Kong ,Tokyo Japan and Danang Vietnam. She earned her MFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmith from Rhode Island School of Design as well as a BFA in Glass from RISD.  She taught Sumi-e and watercolor classes at Wickford Art Association and Rhode Island Watercolor Society where she also earned teaching awards. She is passionate about making diverse art, from drawing, watercolor and calligraphy brush painting to metalsmith and jewelry. Technically trained in basic fundamentals, Won-Ok enjoys infusing and integrating the energy and spirit of her Asian background to make modern and contemporary art. She is passionate about sharing her enthusiasm for combining creativity from various media with students who are avid learners like her. She moved to West Palm Beach in 2016 and has become an active member of the Armory Art Center.

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Won Ok Park