Kevork "Corky" Cholakian currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Born in New York City, his interest in art started young as a weekend student at Art Students League. He continued his art education attending The High School of Music and Art, then Pratt Institute where he studied printmaking and graphic design. After Pratt he took a job in television as a graphic designer, but his passion in fine art led him to begin painting in 1989. He began exhibiting and selling his work even though his career in television was taking him in new directions. He took a senior design position and moved to Los Angeles in 1996. His passion for painting continued and his work took on new proportions. Larger in scale and bolder in color than the small traditional still life he painted in New York. He left television in 2011 to pursue art full time. In addition to painting he is also sculpting in clay.
The items in our gallery are some of his current functional clay pieces. He pushes the envelope of porcelain work by creating thin, lightweight porcelain slab pieces. They are decorated with poured porcelain slips, and finished with a clear over-glaze to create a luscious shine.