Amanda Charchian


Amanda Charchian (b.Los Angeles) creates work with a feminine sensuality that is simultaneously epic and intimate. Amanda earned a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2010 with a focus on painting and sculpture. Her current practice is focused exclusively on photography.

An exhibition of 2015’s “Pheromone Hotbox” at Stephen Kasher Gallery in NYC evolved into the artist’s first fine art monograph on Hat&Beard Press/Dilettante Paper with the same name. Comprised of images shot between 2012-2015, the book features 27 female artists nude in dramatic locations across the globe, including in Iceland, France, Costa Rica, Morocco, Israel, and Cuba.

In 2018 she exhibited a new body of work at Fahey/Klein Gallery entitled "7 Types of Love" which presents mediations on the seven categories of love as described by Canadian psychologist John Allen Lee based on Greek ideas. Her photographs create visual narratives on romantic, spiritual and dutiful love through a feminine lens.

Charchian’s ongoing series MONO, exhibited with Huxley-Parlour gallery at Photo London 2018, combines her background in painting with contemporary nude studies in black and white. A second monograph and solo exhibition is in the works.

In 2022 she collaborated with French luxury perfume house Ex Nihilo on a fragrance called Idle Hour. She created a set of accompanying images inspired by the ways in which a particular smell makes us re-enter a mental space completely forgotten by visual memory.

She is represented by Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles.

Commercial Clients include: Gucci, Bulgari, Chloe, Lancaster, Cartier, Porsche, Versace, Balmain, Nordstrom, Glossier, Sony Music, Vivienne Westwood, Atlantic and Universal Records.
Publications include: Vogue UK, Vogue Italia, Garage, i-D, Purple, Numero, and So It Goes.

Amanda lives and works between Los Angeles and Paris.

Amanda Charchian - Charlotte Chenais Self Portrait


  • Education

    2010 BFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

  • Selected Group Exhibitions


    LA Woman, Phillips, Los Angeles

  • 2019

    Thoughts Become Words, Words Become Images, HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles

  • 2018

    Photo London, Huxley Parlour Gallery, London

    Photo London, Fahey Klein Gallery, London

    ANNEX, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

    Future Feminine, Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

  • 2017

    Female Gaze, Museum of Sex, New York

  • 2016

    SOLO: Pheromone Hotbox Book Launch, London

    SOLO: Pheromone Hotbox Book Launch, West Hollywood

    Vogue Italia Female Gaze, Milan

    Uncontaminated Festival, Oslo

    The Neon Wilderness, Voices from Los Angeles, The Conversation, Berlin

    In The Raw, The Untitled Space, New York

    Selections for Pheromone Hotbox Monograph, Boite Noire Gallery, Los Angeles

  • 2015

    Reflections, Opera Gallery, London

    Disconnection, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles

    YesAllWomen, Dilettante, Los Angeles

    Pheromone Hotbox, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

  • 2014

    Erection, MAMA Gallery, Los Angeles

    Ritual, The Cob Gallery, London

    Road to Elysium, Heist Gallery, London

    Gilded Forest, Kasher Potamkin, New York

    Women in Photography in LA, Contact, Los Angeles

    Maroon Belles, Carmichael Gallery, Los Angeles

    Sample of You, Cultural Center Parobrod, Belgrade

    Women of the World, Southbank Centre, London

    I Want Love, ROX, New York

    The Mothership, Dilettante, Los Angeles

    Now You See, ROX, New York

  • 2013

    SOLO: The Collective Yes, Stephen Webster, Los Angeles

    Young Americans, Gajah Gallery, Singapore

    Tosca, LA Opera, Los Angeles

    The Archaic Revival, Zic Zerp Galerie, Rotterdam

    Rock/Them, ROX, New York

    The Silvertones, ROX, New York

    Animate Objects, The Sacred Door, Los Angeles

    Anywhere But Here, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles

    The Tappan Collective, Aqua Art Fair, Miami

    Portals, The Sacred Door, Los Angeles

    If You Leave, Downstairs at Mother, London

    Mediums, Abrahamian Art Centre, Yerevan

    The Tappan Collective, The Jeffries, Los Angeles

    Death Can Dance, Townhouse, Zurich

    Love Forever, Dilettante, Los Angeles

  • 2011

    Open Show, Gallery 825/LAAA, Los Angeles

  • 2010

    Business As Usual (Thesis Show), Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

  • 2009

    The Initiation, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

    Evvy Metal, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

    Nothing Et Al, Thomas P. Kelly Gallery , Los Angeles

    Out of Order, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles

    Menage a Trente-Sept, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles

  • 2008

    Last Day of Magic, Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles


  • 2007

    Detour, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles

    Chaat, Global Arts Village, New Delhi