Ana Bagayan is a formally trained illustrator and fine artist from Los Angeles, CA. Born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1983, she immigrated to the USA at the age of six with her family and earned a BFA in Illustration from Art Center College of Design. Ana’s artwork is inspired by the ethereal – E.T.s, aliens, spirits, ghosts, intergalactic space creatures, anything that hints at the idea that we are just a small part of the unimaginably vast Universe.
Ana began her art career illustrating for ad agencies, brands, and publications such as Spin, Rolling Stone, Publicis Mojo, Diesel, Honda, Mighty Fine, Sydney Symphony, Young Guns, Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Saatchi & Saatchi, Weiden & Kennedy London, GQ, Men’s Health, SONY BMG, among others.
Her original paintings have since been exhibited worldwide for over a decade, from Billy Shire‘s La Luz de Jesus gallery in Los Angeles to Takashi Murakami‘s Hidari Zingaro gallery in Tokyo.
She has received numerous awards from American Illustration and Communication Arts awards, as well as Gold Ozzie Award, SILA, and Eckersleys Award.
Ana currently lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and two dogs. When she’s not painting, she is making webcomics and training in krav maga!
-Jan. 4, ‘Exit Reality’ Solo Show, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles
-March 3 ‘Laloozapalooza’ group show, Los Angeles
-April 5, ‘WonderKin’ group show WOWxWOW.com
-May 25, ‘MicroVisions 2’ group show WOWxWOW.com
-Sept. 14, ‘Blab! Show’ Copro Gallery, Santa Monica
-Nov. 1 Group Show, Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans
-Dec. 11, ’13th Annual Post-It Show’ Giant Robot Gallery, Santa Monica
-Dec. 1, ’32nd Anniversary Group Show’ La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles
-Nov. 3, ‘Made of Stars’ Solo Show FB69 Gallery, Munster, Germany
-June 22, WOWxWOW ‘Squared’ Group Show
-Sept. 8, Blab Show, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
-Dec. 1, ’31st Anniversary Group Show’ La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles
-Nov. 4-5, Complex Con, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Long Beach, CA
-Sept. 30, BAFA Group Show & Fundraiser, Burbank, CA
-Sept. 15, Look Up at the Sky and See, FB69 Gallery, Germany
-June 23, Into the Void, Solo Show, Hidari Zingaro, Japan
-January 9, Platinum Blend 2, Modern Eden, SF, CA
-April 8, Stephanie Chefas Gallery, group show
-September 12, The Blab! Show 10th Anniversary, Copro Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
-December 12, Between Worlds Group Show, TBA
-May 24, ‘Children of the Sun’ Solo Show, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA
-February 15, PRISMA Collective Group Show, WWA Gallery, CA