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ELENI KATSOULA-KORONAEOU (Greece, Athens b. 1936 / act: Athens)

Eleni Katsoula-Koronaeou Eleni Katsoula-Koronaeou was born on 27 April 1936 and brought up in Athens. She studied the art of Batik at the Adult Education Center of the Young Women Christian Association - YWCA, Greece (1980-1982) with Sonia Mitrolia. She draws her inspiration from a great variety of sources, either mythology or everyday life. Many of her works bear a naturalistic character. Generally uses expressionistic colors; some of her creations have naïve elements and rarely surrealistic ones. She has received many commendations and rewarding critiques from distinguished professors, such as Chryssanthos Christou and Kostas Eurygenes. Her works have often featured in the following publications: Literary New Year; Literary Review; Colors in the Greek Light; Literary Creation; Panathinea - 5th Cultural Olympiad (2004); International Society of Greek Writers - DEEL; Olympic Education and Suspension of Hostilities: Olympics (2004); Creative Women: Panhellenic Art Center for Women Friends of the Arts and Creation; "Other Paths" by Dino Panagiotopoulos; "Peace Melting-Pot of Events and Us" by Ismini Dalla-Datsi; "Eternal Olympic Spirit" by Georgia Skavantzou-Fourkiotou; Calendar for UNESCO , Piraeus; "Modern Greek Artists" by Georgios Kominis; "Naturalmente" by Domenica Verona Natoli.

Eleni Katsoula-Koronaeou has presented the following personal exhibitions: Goudi Cultural Center, Athens (1988); Parnassos Cultural Center, Athens (1999); Spyropoulio Cultural Center, Neo Psychico (2001); President Hotel, Athens (2003); Melina Merkouri Cultural Center, Ilion (2003); Enastron Theater, Athens (2003); Athens Daily Newspapers Editors Union ESIEA, Athens (2004); Spyropoulio Cultural Center, Neo Psychiko (2004); Delphi Palace Hotel, Delphi (2005); Vranas Art Gallery, Athens (2005). She has also participated in many group exhibitions.

Artworks by Eleni Katsoula - Koronaeou are kept at the following institutions: The American College of Greece, Athens; Athens Club; Eleftherios Venizelos History Museum, Athens; Philanthropic Institution, Moschato; Museum of the City of Athens - Vourou-Eftaxia Foundation; Municipal Gallery, Salamina; Municipal Library & Art Gallery of Piraeus; Association for Prenatal Education; Home of Vocational Training for People with Special Needs; Parnassos Cultural Center; Workshop of the Parent-Guardian and Friends Association for People with Special Needs.

Eleni Katsoula-Koronaeou is a member of the following organizations: Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece - EETE; UNESCO, Piraeus; and International Society of Greek Writers - DEEL. She continues to live and work in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 04/2009]

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