Paul Tamanian is an American artist born in New York and currently residing in Tallassee, Florida. He received a degree in interior design from Florida State University and went on to show his first exhibition at a small gallery in Havana, Florida, in 1992. He then progressed to exhibit his works across the United States, including at the Boca Raton Museum, in Florida's Capitol building, and at Florida A&M University. He has also been invited to show his works in the company of some of America's foremost craftsmen and artists, including William Morris, Jun Kaneko, and Richard Jolley.
Tamanian uses a variety of mediums and glazes to create each piece, including traditional glazes, industrial fabric dyes, automobile paints, and odd chemicals that alter texture and/or color.
Paul Tamanian has been described as a “new millennium artist in the most adventurous mode.” The image vocabulary he has developed captures contemporary visualizations of nature, from cool molecular lattices to fiery geologic formations to cosmic pillars of radiant dust. In his present series of paintings, he wreaks havoc upon sheets of aluminum in order to coax extraordinary colors and textures from them. Guided solely by his innate sense of beauty, he stops the process when the chaos of creation produces a fully satisfying, balanced intensity. Splashing, grinding, torching are integral parts of his protean technique, resulting in glittering panels of transformative energy.