Elefteria Vlavianos

Elefteria Vlavianos is an abstract painter who’s visual practice has developed through an ongoing investigation into the processes of abstraction, its vocabulary and conventions as a visual translation of a displaced cultural aesthetic.  Her paintings draw on her multi-cultural Armenian and Greek heritage.  Imagery in her paintings are derived from her current research of thirteenth century Armenian Manuscript Paintings and the tradition of Armenian textile crafts. Continued themes within her practice and paintings, are time, silence, presence and memory as they tie into a dialogue between representation, visibility and abstract painting. In this framework issue such a colour, structure, and mark making are key concerns as they translate across time, space and between two idioms in painting.

Elefteria Vlavianos (born Zimbabwe) is a Sydney based visual. She graduated form the Australian National University School of Art in 2002 with 1st class Honours in painting and has a BA honours (Politics) from the University of Adelaide. She has exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions.  Her achievements include finalist in the Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize 2021, full APA scholarship, selection in the 18th National Textile Biennial, Capo Emerging Artist Award 2008 and the inaugural Embassy of Spain Traveling Scholarship 2002.

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