The Art of Armenian Calligraphy
Creative Portfolio 2020
Publications, Presentations & Interviews
New! June 2019 Artist Residency at Creative Armenia/Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
New! April 24, 2019 Graphic poster "The Dark Chain of History" commemorating Armenian Genocide published in The New York Times International Edition
New! May 01, Armenian Art Fair - Masterclass of Armenian Calligraphy
New! 2019 Autumn Salon - "Featured interview with Ruben Malayan: Revival and Evolution"
New! July 03, 2018 NPR - "Why Writing The Word 'Freedom' Is More Powerful Than Typing It"
New! May 06, 2018 EVN Report - "Visual Art and the Revolution"
New! June 21, 2018 TruthDig - "Armenia’s Velvet Revolution: Ruben Malayan’s Posters of Protest and Hope"
December 21, 2018 Hrant Dink Foundation - “Armenian Calligraphy: Past, present and future” presentation, Istanbul, Turkey (Galouste Gulbenkian Foundation)
May 03, 2018 Asbarez - "Anatomy of Poster Art in Armenia’s People’s Movement"
December 11, 2015 MassisPost "Armenian Alphabet is an Enigma and it Needs to be Shared with the World"
2018 Dessaran Festival - “Armenian Calligraphy: Past, present and future” presentation, Padova and Venice, Italy
2018 Smithsonian Folk Life Festival / series of calligraphy performances and workshops in Washington DC
2018 TEDx at AUA - TED talk on the Art of Armenian script
2017 Granshan International Conference on Non-Latin Type / Lecture and Calligraphy performance with Timothy Donaldson
2017 American University of Armenia – Lecture on Armenian Calligraphy and Script Development
2017 Participated in Fabricaffiti Street Art Exhibition, Tbilisi, Georgia
2017 Lecture and masterclass at “I'am here” Exhibition of Young Armenian Artists, Museum of Fashion, Moscow, Russia
Armenian section of "The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy" by Christopher Calderhead (Letter Arts Review) and Holly Cohen, Sterling Publishing, NYC 2011
2016 Lecture and masterclass on the Art of Armenian Calligraphy- Yerevan State Art College after P. Terlemezian
2015-2016 ReAnimania 7th International Animation Film and Comics Art Festival of Yerevan - member of jury for short film competition
2015 Graphic poster "The Dark Chain of Human History" on display as part of "Evil: The Matter of Intent" exhibition at Hebrew Union College Museum, NYC
2015 Calligraphy for "Cities of Peace" - Ellen Frank Illumination Arts Foundation.
2015 Granshan 2015 Type Design Competition Member of a Jury - Armenian text typefaces category.
2015 Graphic poster "The Dark Chain of Human History" on display as part of "Evil: The Matter of Intent" exhibition at Hebrew Union College Museum, NYC.
2015 Fundacja Sztuka Kaligrafii Krakow, Poland & Yerevan, Armenia – Masterclass of Armenian Calligraphy.
2015 Festivalul Strada Armeneasca Bucharest, Romania– Lecture and Masterclass of Armenian Calligraphy.
2015 Calligraphy for the cover of Scout Tufankjian “There is Only The Earth”.
2015 Rise of Culture International Art'n'Music Festival Lublin, Poland – Lecture and Masterclass of Armenian Calligraphy & graphic posters exhibition.
2015 ReAnimania 7th International Animation Film and Comics Art Festival of Yerevan - member of jury for short film competition.
2015 Best Digital Entry for LA City Council Armenian Genocide Centennial Art Competition.
2015 Hartak Festival, Yerevan - Lecture and Masterclass of Armenian Calligraphy.
2015 Participated in ANKAPital art exhibition at HAYP Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia.
2015 Graphic work published in '99' publication on Armenian Genocide by PanArmenian.net.
2014 Granshan 2015 Calligraphic work exhibited at TypoLyrics exhibition
2012 “The Elegance of Classic Armenian Calligraphy” article published in YerevanMagazine Mar/Apr issue.
2011 Member of a Jury on “One Shot” International Short Film Festival, NPAK, Yerevan.
2011 Calligraphic works and an essay on Armenian calligraphy published in 'The World Encyclopedia of Calligraphy' Sterling Publishing, NYC.
2011 Lecture on Armenian Calligraphy at AGBU Montreal Chapter.
2011 “Ruben Malayan 'Label Écriture'“ article published in Nouvelles d'Armenie magazine No 179.
2011 Interview and article published in “Haytoug” magazine, Spring 2011, USA.
2011 Interview published in “Slide” magazine, No.5, Yerevan, Armenia.
2010 “The Art of Calligraphy: Script in Its Purest Forms” article published in Armenian Weekly & Asbarez.
2009 Solo exhibition of Armenian Calligraphy at “5” Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2005 Publication of graphic posters in “Israel & Armenian Genocide: Banality of Indifference” by Yair Auron; Open University Press, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2004 Graphics & photography displayed at Flow Galeria (Canada).
2004 Photographs published at Deliberately Buried magazine (Israel).
2004 Drawings & paintings published at TartArt magazine (Slovakia).
2003 USA Armenian Life Magazine / Asbarez - Article on "300 Seconds" Short film.
2003 Horizon Magazine - interview & article on Armenian Genocide Art Poster competition, Lebanon.
2001 Participation in Maartje Nevejan "Virtual Fatherlands" Documentary / ViewPoint Productions / MamaCash, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2001 Interview and article published in Tergede Magazine / Reformatorisch Dagblad, Netherlands.
2001-2003 Publication & worldwide distribution of graphic posters- winners of "Armenian Genocide in Contemporary Art & Graphic Posters" International competition. Netherlands / USA.
1999- UI designs featured in Jerusalem Post / Wired Magazine / CNN website.
1989-1993 Participated in annual exhibitions of Young Armenian Artists at Union of Armenian Artists and The Academy of Fine Arts, Yerevan, Armenia.
EVN Magazine Covers
2014 / 2017 / 2018
Nouvelles d'Arménie No179 July-Aug 2011
The Art of Armenian Calligraphy
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2015 Best Digital Entry for LA City Council Armenian Genocide Centennial Art Competition
2000 RuSure.com Comparative shopping UI interface (Wired Magazine).
1999 UNDP Armenia Internet Project and Sard 99 Armenian Website Prize Jury. Title of winner in the category “Armenian FREENET Choice”- for good design by
means of computer technologies and wonderful art.