About The Artist

Vian Shamounki Borchert I am an expressionist artist. I  consider all my artwork to be visual poems. My work is mainly abstract expressionist, and  expressionistic figurative artwork.

In my latest abstract expressionistic paintings, I created my own world of what I see fit that falls into making an aesthetically pleasing abstract composition. The work is based on my imagination and my appreciation to the nature that surrounds me. I wanted the art to spring from my imagination and my brains, while the art educator in me looks very carefully at these paintings and makes sure that the composition in all its entity such as color, form, structure, texture come together to make a successful and balanced work. In my abstract work, I wanted to create the kind of abstract art that I like to see when I visit galleries and museums. Thus, I strongly feel I created my own abstract movement and vision that is pure and honest. Most importantly, I aimed to explore my subconscious and how it looks when it comes out on canvas. I strongly feel for a work of art to be effective, it has to come from someone's absolute own experience and innermost vision. I am also an avid lover of nature, I consider nature to be the truest and best artist, and I do find nature to be one of my ultimate inspirations.

In my figurative work, I paint the figure in an expressionistic way with emphasis on the portrait, the twist and position of the body, hands and the certain mood that the colors of the painting give the figure. My artwork illustrates the physiological state of being of the figure. I consider myself an artist of feelings. I paint the deep emotions that occupy the mind and sometimes clutter the mind. Feelings such as love, despair and uncertainty are some of the emotions that I depict in my work.

I consider each of my paintings as a visual poem: a poem of love, a poem of hope, a poem of melancholy – poems that depict and capture the expression and the mood of the figure.

My aim with my artwork is to to transcend the viewer into another realm – a thoughtful and intellectual realm..

Biography

Vian Shamounki Borchert is an award winning contemporary artist who has shown both internationally and nationally in many group and solo exhibitions. The National Gallery of Art in Amman has her artwork in their permanent collection. Vian is a graduate from The Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, D.C. and has a Master Web Design degree.

Vian's expressionistic and abstracted art illustrates a poetic mood and a thoughtful journey in the world of painting. Vian's artwork has been on exhibit in “Art Basel Miami Beach” at “Specturm Miami” this past December 2016. Also, Vian's artwork has been on display at the United Nations General Assembly, Public Lobby Gallery, NYC, NY. She also exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in places such as:

  • The Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • The French Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
  • MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art in Georgetown
  • The Jerusalem Fund Gallery
  • InterContinental Hotel Gallery, Amman Jordan
  • Cairo Amman Bank Art Gallery
  • MFA Circle Galley
  • Strathmore Mansion
  • Maryland Federation of Art's Circle Gallery
  • The National Gallery of Art, Amman, Jordan
  • RAW DC "Activate", Washington, DC
  • The Stone Tower in Glen Echo Park
  • The Yellow Barn Gallery
  • Art Soirée's "Art Metamorphosis", Georgetown, Washington, DC
  • DC Arts Center
  • (e)merge Art Fair, Washington, DC
  • United Nations General Assembly
  • Art Soirée's "Winter Wonderland", Washington, DC
  • Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown, organized and hosted by Art Soirée
  • Nuit Blanche DC
  • Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation in Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park
  • Butterfly Fine Art Gallery, Manchester, UK
  • Art & Sol Studios Gallery, Wynwood Art District, Miami
  • The Monroe Trust Artist Collective, Washington, DC
  • Art Basel Miami Beach, Spectrum
  • L2 Lounge, Washington DC
  • Aureo Roma Gallery, Rome
  • Art All Night, Washington D.C.

Vian has been part of many DC Art Events such as “Art Metamorphosis” Event/Exhibit by Art Soirée, “Midsummer Night's Dream” Event Art by Soirée in Georgetown, DC, “Paint The Music” at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC. Vian contributes and writes art articles for Gaithersburg “Patch”.

Her artwork has been featured in numerous national and international press such as The Washington Post, “DC Modern Luxury” magazine, The Huffington Post, NPR's Art Beat, The Gazette, The Town Courier, The Washington Report, MC Insight magazine, HERLIFE Magazine DC, MANIERA District Magazine, Aesthetica Magazine and others...

  • MC Insight, Maryland
  • Gaithersburg Patch
  • Gazette Net
  • The Town Courier
  • RAW Natural Born Artist
  • Washington Post, Washington DC
  • Huffington Post
  • National Public Radio, NPR
  • Modern Luxury Magazine, Washington D.C.
  • Wikipedia
  • Washington Examiner, Washington D.C.
  • Potomac Almanac
  • The Gazette
  • ArtNerd, New York
  • The Town Currier, Gaithersburg MD
  • HERLIFE Magazine
  • WAAVE+DADA
  • Aesthetica Magazine, UK
  • Miami Art Scene, Miami, Florida
  • Linked In
  • Maniera District Magazine
  • Al Rai Newspaper, Amman, Jordan
  • DCW50 TV, Washington D.C.

Borchert currently teaches art classes to adults in Painting, Watercolor, Acrylic and Drawing at The Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park and at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn, Gaithersburg in Maryland, USA.