John Merigian grew up in the inner city of Detroit, MI. It was a dangerous and hostile world, where violence and threats were a part of daily life. Yet in the midst of this environment, a loving immigrant grandmother, and a supportive father provided him the freedom to dream of being an artist. He began creating sculpture in elementary school. He was awarded a full scholarship to attend the highly acclaimed Cranbrook High School, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, located on the same grounds as the Cranbrook Academy of Art where during his senior year he was allowed to take course work at the Academy. His education in art continued at the University of Michigan where he earned a BFA. He also holds a Master’s degree in sculpture from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Merigian's work has been exhibited extensively in international, national and regional shows, is represented in galleries, and is in private collections around the nation.
John's ArtPrize Entries
These are John's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.