Born in 1953, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Influenced by Jungian psychology, BARSAMIAN has been recording fragments of his dreams with a tape recorder since 1983. His work is created from the database of these dreams, and appears like a scene in a dream. Various motifs taken from his dreams widely range from the personal to the universal, including daily life, contemporary culture, primitive images, socio-political irony, and humor. He is currently living in New York.