Catherine Andrews Kapikian

Catherine Kapikian

Title: Distinguished Artist-in-Residence
Company: Wesley Theological Seminary
Location: Rockville, Maryland, United States

Catherine Andrews Kapikian, Distinguished Artist-In-Residence at Wesley Theological Seminary, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in liturgical art.

With nearly 60 years of experience, Ms. Kapikian has been a distinguished artist-in-residence with Wesley Theological Seminary since 2009. In addition, she has been recognized as director emerita of the Henry Luce III Center for Arts and Religion since 2008, having been the founder and director since 1983. She began with the school as an artist-in-residence in 1979, and she was previously a general illustrator with the National Institutes of Health from 1959 to 1961.

Having developed an interest in art from a very early age and encouraged by her artistic parents, Ms. Kapikian completed coursework at Carnegie Mellon University from 1957 to 1959 before obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland in 1963. She later earned a Master of Theology, summa cum laude, with Wesley Theological Seminary in 1979.

Catherine kapikianThroughout her career, Ms. Kapikian has been recognized for her contributions, having been invited to exhibit her work at the annual Stations of the Cross exhibition in 2017. One of 16 artists, she was tasked with representing the United States at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia, and she was subsequently asked to speak at the event’s second opening in Sydney, Australia.

Ms. Kapikian credits her success to working hard and believing in herself, and she enjoys building relationships in her community. Instead of successful, she prefers to consider herself invested and grateful, and she has a strong belief in service and working at what she truly wants to do. In addition, Ms. Kapikian puts an emphasis on family and wishes others would do so as well, and she is particularly proud of her husband and her three sons.

For more:


Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion

Wesley Seminary

Press Release

Lifetime Achievement

Contact Ms. Kapikian


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