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Mher Khachatryan (The Smoke Artist)

Armenian-born and New Jersey-based artist Mher Khachatryan's interest is the beauty of the smoke and fire, the life and death. He escapes the limits of the real world through his art. Mher exhibits this level of sophistication in his art.


As a youth, Mher studied in Yerevan at Art school of Hakob Kodjoyan. However, he began private art lessons a lot earlier, at the age of five. Mher earned his BFA in drawing and painting at the Art college of Panos Terlemezyan, and MFA at the Academy Of Fine Arts in Yerevan, Armenia.


Mher has won many awards and he is an honored member of Artist’s Union of Armenia. Mher's work had been exhibited in galleries and art fairs like Spectrum FL, Hanna Gallery in NJ, ICO Gallery NYC, Narekatsy Gallery, Armenia, Vulcan’s Forge Gallery MO, Webster Hall, New York, NY …

Mher Khachatryan’s work has been published in magazines and newspapers like Art Takes Time Square, Miami Talent Magazine, Art Creation, KC Artist, Art Things in Northeast, The Pitch…

In addition to his incredible talent as an contemporary artist, Mher Khachatryan is the founder of Cre8sart school ( He shares his passion for art by teaching kids and adults. M. Khachatryan is CEO and founder of Art to Thank ( 501c non-profit organization. Art to Thank honors those who fought for our freedom.

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