"In the past few years, Dionne Haroutunian has traveled extensively to partake in art exhibitions and cultural activities. Last year, she was one of ten artists to be flown to China to inaugurate the GuanLan Print Base, near ShenZhen. Recently, she returned from Nigeria where she went as a U.S. State Department’s Cultural Envoy to teach printmaking and give lectures in Lagos, Enugu and Nsukka Universities. Dionne is the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Neddy Award. Her work has been exhibited nationally, as well as in Europe, Mexico, and China. She is represented by Art Expressions Gallery, in San Diego, California.
In 1991, she founded the Sev Shoon Arts Center, in response to a need for access to printing presses. With its gallery space, international residency program, and 24/7 access to the printmaking studio, Sev Shoon has evolved into a vibrant artists’ community. Additionally, Dionne is a partner in BallardWorks artists’ studio building, a large facility that hosts 20 individual artist studios and two art-focused businesses. She is also a founding member of the Seattle Print Arts.
“In my artwork, I use printmaking and collage techniques. I work much like a painter, unconcerned with creating images that can be reproduced. From an aesthetic point of view, I remain obsessed with layers.
To me, they symbolize the fact that an infinity of events, feelings, and exchanges are taking place simultaneously everywhere.”"