Stephen Koharian

Stephen Koharian, "Oh Lord the depths i cry to you", Oil, 4'x3'

Stephen Koharian is a Portland, Maine native and Maine College of Art graduate whose great grandparents escaped the Turkish genocide of the Armenians during the years of 1915 to 1923, in which 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire. He hopes that through his art, he is able to provoke more discussion about the genocide.  His use of the term “Turkishness” in titling some of his pieces is illegal in Turkey.  His work was most recently on display in November 2009 at Portland’s Two Point Gallery and was also featured in a cover story in November in the Portland monthly newspaper, The Bollard.  More about his artwork may be viewed at,