Vignelli Center Lecture: George M. Beylerian and Gregory Beylerian
George M. Beylerian: Learning from Experience
Gregory Beylerian: From Concept to Reality, The Art of Living a Creative Life
George M. Beylerian was born in Alexandria, Egypt to Armenian merchant parents, and after emigrating to the US, graduated cum laude from New York University with a degree in business administration and marketing. He has worked in the fields of architectural hardware, innovative home furnishings and contract furniture. In 2010, Beylerian received the Visionaries Lifetime Achievement Award from the Museum of Art and Design (NYC) and in 2011 was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Interior Design Magazine. His latest venture was Material ConneXion, and Culture and Commerce which he sold in 2012.
Gregory Beylerian works in the mediums of photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, sound and poetry. His work often explores the use of new technologies, materials and processes to merge mediums in ways not traditionally possible. He has received various photography awards including IPA's Fine Art Honors, certificates of recognition from the City of Los Angeles and has been featured in many journals and publications. The studio works with non profits to improve the human social condition.
George M. Beylerian: My path was entrepreneurial and hinged around marketing design products and the exploration of categories for which I was never prepared, such as science and technology. My recent venture, Material Connexion not only explored and researched innovative materials, but developed the idea into a library system with 7,000 entries! The future is yet to come!
Gregory Beylerian: It has been 24 years since I graduated from RIT and it is exciting to come back and connect with students who are where I once was. I want to talk about what time has shown me to be of value. This talk is about the loves, the adventures, and the created outcomes of living from my Flow. I want to inspire you to live courageously from yours.
When and Where
Open to the Public