Ararat Sarkissian is an Armenian post-Soviet contemporary artist and printmaker based in Yerevan, Armenia. His works have been exhibited in the National Gallery of Armenia, the Singapore Armenian Heritage Gallery, the Jordan National Gallery of Arts and in various group exhibitions in Paris, Oxford, Chicago, Portland, Moscow, Kassel, Madrid and Tokyo. His art has been sold at charity auctions at Christie’s to benefit non-profit causes. He has also represented Armenia in the 2013 Venice Art Biennale international exhibition. He is the father of contemporary artist, Arshak Sarkissian.
His paintings being auctioned by AUA are from the City of Shushi collection of the Last Images from a Lost Paradise exhibit, in which Sarkissian portrays not only images of the lost city of Shushi, but also conveys the psychological devastation felt by Armenians after the 2020 Artsakh war.
The funds raised from the sale of these pieces will specifically benefit war-impacted students studying at AUA.