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ELLIE GRIVA (Greece, Thessaloniki b. 1972 / act: Athens)

Ellie Griva Ellie Griva was born on 12 February 1972 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied at the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - AUT (1990-1993). In 1994 she was the first student to enroll with scholarship at the Athens School of Fine Arts - ASFA, and graduated in 1999.

Ellie Griva presented the following personal exhibitions: Paintings, Intra Mures Gallery, Thessaloniki (1998); Paintings, Art Café Grotesque, Thessaloniki (1998); Why Don't You Play With Me?, Gallery Eos, Athens (2000); Oh, What A Wonderful World!, Paratiritis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki (2001); It Flies... It Flies..., Statement Art Gallery, Athens (2003); Oh, What A Wonderful World!, Tricky Trick Art Gallery, Athens (2004); and Why Don't You Play With Me?, Hoxton Bar, Athens (2006); I Want You, Nafplion Art Gallery, Nafplio (2007); I Want You, Ionos Art Gallery, Karditsa (2007); I Want You, Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens (2007); Yes. The Bound Home, Astrolavos Art Galleries, Athens (2008); and 11 +-./... a love story in the intermediate time. /, Astrolavos Art Galleries, Athens (2011). § She also took part in the following group exhibitions: Art Heineken, Melina Merkouri Cultural Center, Athens, Athens (1997); ASFA International Workshop, Delphi (1997); Nine Young Artists, Milos Art Gallery, Thessaloniki (1999); ASFA Graduates, The Factory Art Gallery, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens (2000); Female Stories, Gallery Eos, Athens (2000); Body, Vafopoulio Cultural Center, Thessaloniki (2001); Move On, ArTower Agora, Athens (2001); Cheapart #7, Cheapart, Athens (2001); Cheapart #8, Cheapart, Thessaloniki (2002); Review-Preview, Statement Art Gallery, Epidaurus (2002); Camp Kodra, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki (2003); Paratiritis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki (2003); Animal Party, The Three Pigs Bar, Kyrios Kriton + Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens (2003); Cheapart #10, Cheapart, Thessaloniki (2004); Book Illustration, Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece - EETE, Athens (2004); Child and Book: Literature, Poetry, Illustration, Aesop Universal Association of Book illustration, Athens (2004); Mickey Mouse Meets Art: 15 Young Greek Artists are Inspired from Mickey Mouse, Hellenic American Union, Athens (2004); For Lovers And Not Only, Gallery Eos, Athens (2005); Cheapart #11, Cheapart, Athens (2005); 3rd International Art Festival, OMMA Art Gallery, Chania, Island of Crete (2005); There Is Nothing To Be Ashamed Of In Choosing Happiness, AVA Gallery Space, London (2006); Water, Telloglio Institute, Thessaloniki (2006); 5th Art Festival for Human Rights, (2006); Cheapart #12, A.Antonopoulou.Art, Athens (2006); Bazaar, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki (2006); Cheapart #13, Cheapart, Thessaloniki (2007); ArtMart, Vienna (2007); 7th Phototherapy Week, Alternative Art Festival, Fortetsa, Rethymno, Island of Crete (2007); and Art Athina #15, Astrolavos Art Galleries, Athens (2009).

Ellie Griva currently lives and works in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 02/2008]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Ellie Griva: Yes. The Bound Home 2008 Astrolavos Art Galeries, Athens
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Ellie Griva: Yes. 49 Painted Poems 2009 Nafplion Art Gallery, Nafplio
ELLIE GRIVA & MEGAKLES ROGAKOS Ellie Griva: 11 +-./... a love story in the intermediate time. / 2011 Digma Publications, Thessaloniki

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