Born 1956, Nicosia Cyprus, lives and works in Los Angeles, CA since 1975
2015 Founded Excessivism movement
One Person Exhibitions
Ace/121 gallery, The Theory of Immersion, Glendale, CA
Public Art, One Way, Abovyan, Armenia

Red Pipe Gallery, Excess The New Norm, curated by Mat Gleason, Los Angeles, CA

Anzoh Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
H. Kazan Fine Arts - Collective Addiction, Los Angeles, CA
Audrey Ann Fine Arts, Santa Monica, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2026 (upcoming)
Forest Lawn Museums, Glendale, CA
Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia


Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, "The USA Exhibition", curated by Julienne Johnson, Tokyo Japan
MOAH (Museum of Art & History), 38th Annual All Media Art Exhibition, Lancaster, CA  
Brea Gallery, Made In California Exhibition, Brea, CA
Brand Library & Art Center, Brand 51: Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Glendale, CA
Armenian Museum of America, “Discovering Takouhi: Portreits of Joan Agajanian Quinn”, Watertown, MA
National Art Center Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA
Irvine Fine Art Center Irvine, CA
Yokohoma Civis Gallery At Azamino, Yokohoma, Japan
Nagasaki Fine Art Museum, Nagasaki, Japan
Artists Union Gallery, Yerevan Armenia

WALLS: The Quest for Immersive Space, Produce Haus, Los Angeles, CA

LA Artcore
, Excessivist Initiative, Los Angeles, CA
Garbushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

haleARTS S P A C E, two person show,
Santa Monica, CA
Life 100, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA

Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Bienal Internacional De Curitiba 2013, Curitiba, Brazil
Memory: International Mail Art Exhibition, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada

Dwell on Design
, Presented by Saatchi Art, Los Angeles, CA


Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art,
Laguna Beach, CA
Texas National/Stephen F. Austin State University, Curated by Dave Hickey, Nacogdoches, TX


LAAA, Distinct by design, juror Charlie Manzo of Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Cotrutza Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Shoshana Wayne Gallery - Chain Letter, Santa Monica, CA
Viridian Artists Gallery, Curated by Elisabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum, New York, N.Y.


OCCCA (Orange County Center for Contemporary Art), Santa Ana, CA
Phantom Galleries, Long Beach, CA


The Annex LA, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 1018, Los Angeles, CA
H. Kazan Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
The Annex LA, Los Angeles, CA
Barnsdale Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
Phantom Galleries, Fly with the Cage, Los Angeles, CA
Brand Library Art Galleries, Man's Inhumanity to Men: Journey Out of Darkness..., Glendale, CA


H. Kazan Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Busan Cutural Art Center (BIAF), Seoul, S. Korea
Beijing GuanYinTang Art Street (GIAF), Beijing, China
Seojong Center (GIAF), Seoul, S. Korea
H. Kazan Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Harvest Galleries, Glendale, CA


Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Asto Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA


Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, CA


Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia
Barnsdale Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
Kerckhoff Gallery (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA


ArtiCultural Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery Veronese, Fullerton, CA
Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
Kerckhoff Gallery (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA

Library of Congress Washington, D.C.
Exit Art "Reactions" exhibit collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress Washington, D.C. 2004
Exit Art Exhibit No.: 0874
Exit Art Archive No.: 1647


Forest Lawn Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Enisen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Texas National/Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX


The Free Biennial, New York, N.Y.
Exit Art (REACTIONS), New York, N.Y.
Art Center Gallery, Cent. Miss. State Uni., Warrensburg, MO


American Swedish Museum, Chicago, Il
Caelum Gallery, New York, N.Y.
St. John's University, Jamaica, N.Y.


Viva Gallery, Northridge, CA


Walker And Walker Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Rico Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Downy Museum of Art, Downy, CA


Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Lace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Bank Street Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Allied Arts Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
Parsons School of Design, New York, N.Y.

Selected Bibliography 

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
, The 22nd international Art Exchange Exhibition, (exhibition catalog), 2023
India Art'n Design, Old Inlay Technique in Contemporary Art!, Oct. 12, 2022
San Francisco Examiner, An Innovative Approach to Bringing Historical Roots to Contemporary Art, Sept. 27, 2022
Boston Herald,
How A Los Angeles Artist Transforms An Ancient Chinese Technique Into Contemporary Painting, September 08, 2022
Fahrenheit Magazine,
Kaloust Guedel, con el exceso en las venas, May 2021
Fahrenheit Magazine
Ironía, desequilibrio y estudio en el corazón del excesivismo, May 2021
Artillery Magazine
, by Genie Davis, November 20, 2019
Art and Cake,
“The Nothing That Is” at Brand Library and Art Center, by Lorraine Heitzman, November 27, 2019
The Best modern and Contemporary Artists,
by Salvator Russo and Francesco Saverio Russo, 2017
Art & Museum, (page 48) Autumn, 2017
Peace Show Nagasaki-Ken Art Museum,
exhibition catalog, 2017
Yokohama Civic Gallery At Azamino,
exhibition catalog, 2017
, by Kiana Boroumand, May 2017
NewMag, Նոր ուղղություն արվեստում` պարտադրում է ժամանակակից մարդը, Հեղ.` Անի ԹադեվոսյանJanuary 18, 2017
Diversions LA, Excessivism: Creating Beyond Boundaries, by Genie Davis February 8, 2017
Artillery Magazine
West Hollywood Lifestyle, Expansive Space Inside The Historic 7th Street Market Features New Work
LA Art Party, Celebrate the Art of Zadikian, Kaloust Guedel, and KuBO! by Kathy Leonardo
Artcopyblog, KALOUST GUEDEL’S EXCESSIVISM AND THE RISE OF DONALD TRUMP, by Brenda Haroutunian, June 26, 2016
Gallereo Magazine
- The Newest Art Movement You've Never Heard Of, Friday 20th November, 2015
- Excessivism Movement Founder Kaloust Guedel explains how Donald Trump Presidential Bid is Excessive, Dec 15, 2015
- New Art Movement, Excessivism, is a Commentary on Economic Materialism, By Christopher Simmons - Nov 2, 2015
Editors of ARTNews, “Morning Links: Excessivism Edition,” ARTNews, Nov 3, 2015
Huffington Post
, Excessivism: Irony, Imbalance and a New Rococo, by By Shana Nys Dambrot, Aug 23, 2015
Bienal Internacional De Curitiba 2013 (Exhibition catalog), 2013
Yerevan Magazine, 2012, Sep. - Oct.
Eyes On: Abstracts
by Blaze Hill Press
Armenian Observer - read , Jan. 11, 2012
International Dictionary of Artists by World Wide Art Books, 2011
New American Paintings, 15th Anniversary edition By Open Studios Press, 2009
LA Daily News, April 23, 2009
Man's Inhumanity to Men: Journey Out of Darkness... (Exhibition catalog), 2009

,Nov. -Dec. 2008
Masters of Today, Book (hard cover),2008
Trends, Book (hard cover), 2008
GIAF (Exhibition catalog), 2008
BIAF (Exhibition catalog), 2008
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator, March 1, 2008
The Armenian Reporter, March 1, 2008
LA Weekly, Peter Frank, "Pick of the Week: New Mixed Media" , 2006
Panorama, May 28, 2004
Texas National, Stephen F. Austin State University (Exhibition catalog), 2003
From Ararat To America- Contemporary Armenian Artists /Forest Lawn Museum (Exh. catalog), 2003
Voice of America (Radio Interview in Armenian), July 7, 2003
LA Times/Glendale News-Press, April 29, 2003
Los Angeles Independent, April 23, 2003
The Artists blue Book by Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson, 2003
Arts & Entertainment, April 23, 2003
17th Annual Greater Midwest International, Central Missouri State University (Exhibition catalog), 2002
The Artists blue Book by Ask Art, 2001
New American Paintings By Open Studios Press, December 2000
Gallery Guide, March 1991
Artspace, summer 1991
Artscene, December 1990
50th National Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art (Exhibition catalog),1986

Awards and Commendations

Who’s Who In America
Lifetime Achievement, 2017
Laura Friedman, Assemblymember, 43rd Assembly District, April 19, 2019
Anthony Portantino, Senator, April 19, 2019
Ara Najarian, Council Member Chair, June 18, 2009
Frank Quintero, Mayor of Glendale, April 25, 2003
Adam B. Schiff, Member of  Congress, April 25, 2013
New American Paintings, Number 31, by The Open Studios Press, 2000

Professional Experiences

Co-Curator  at  Forest Lawn Museums, Glendale, Ca, 2026 (upcoming)
Guest Curator at H. Kazan Fine Arts, Objects Are Forever, 2010
Co-Curator and Sub-Committee member for 2009 exhibition at Brand Library Art Galleries --- Man's Inhumanity to Men: Journey Out of Darkness
Guest Curator at  Forest Lawn Museums From Ararat to America,  Armenian Contemporary Artists, 2003