We had the good fortune of connecting with Anahid Boghosian and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Anahid, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I definitely am of the school of thought of ” no risk, no reward ” I have taken a few leaps in my life and career as an Artist and they have always paid off in one way or another. The most recent leap of faith I took was is in 2013. I quit working as a personal chef and catering private parties to concentrate on my art career. I figured my children were both in high school and more independent, I had money put aside to survive with bare minimums and I was going to take a year of just creating and finding representation. By 2016 I was represented by numerous galleries and participated in exhibits across the states. Won a couple of awards, and even joined a couple of co – op galleries that that opened other doors.

I feel this showed my children that I never gave up and that there must be some risk to follow your dreams.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I consider myself a visual artist with my primary discipline being a figurative/abstract painter. I have always enjoyed assemblage work which has lead to my interest in Installation work in the last 5 years.

My art is representation of my unique perspective, which is a culmination of my upbringing as an Armenian/American, raised in Los Angels in the 80’s and my later in life found respect for being a WOMAN. I would say my proudest moment in my career thus far was being a part of and exhibit in Downtown Los Angeles that featured my installation “SURRENDER” and we were featured in L.A. WEEKLY.

The one take away from the few years and my modest success is that there is always more, more boundaries to push, more stories to tell, and more success to strife for, all you need is to be willing to do the work and Ready for it when it comes a knocking.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Los Angeles is is so vast, so this is a difficult one for me. I would start of at the the Getty museum and have lunch there. Views and food is amazing. My favorite sights would also include the Getty Villa, Venice Beach( sitting upstairs at the the whaler and ordering fish tacos and clam chowder fries ). Visit the BROAD, LACMA, MOCHA, and eating and the FACTORY KITCHEN in a hidden warehouse or BLOSSOM in china town, Best Spring rolls ever. Shop near sunset junction in Silver Lake for unique gifts and eat Ramen. Maybe See the Neutra houses and museum.

if we could still go out for night life. I would stop by the hotel Cafe for some local live music, Try to get into the Hollywood Bowl. Eat flafel in hollywood at Flafel Arax. I would take then to the Huntley when there is a Dj. They have a Great Bar scene, and spectacular views, Baltaire has the best steak in town. … Oh, and the Santa Monica Farmers Market on Wednesdays and maybe spot a couple of celebrity chefs. I could go on an on about LA. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
my family… for always supporting me emotionally and physically ( moving paintings, studios, helping set up exhibits/installations ).

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