Arpi Adamyan (b.1985) is a multimedia artist and a children’s book illustrator. She received her second MFA from Parsons School of Design at The New School in 2019, and received her first MFA from Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. Adamyan creates world building projects. Her multimedia installations are charged with historical citations and speculations concerning a futuristic biotechnological realm. She combines hand made porcelain and clay objects with digital works on screens to create seamless life-affirming worlds from communal trauma. Adamyan is inspired by Armenian fairy tales, bird-human hybrid motifs from Armenian Medieval architecture and manuscripts, as well as Soviet Armenian Modernist architecture. Her method of artmaking involves the hybridization of multiple contradictions. Formation, rebirth and growth are in the core of her work.