PELAGIA KYRIAZI (Greece, Athens b. 1954 / act: New York & Athens)
Pelagia Kyriazi was born in Athens and graduated from Pierce College of The American College of Greece. She studied painting and ceramics at the Athens School of Fine Arts in the studios of Yannis Moralis and Demosthenes Kokkinides.
In 1993, she was awarded a Fulbright grant to collaborate with Vassilis Lambrinos at hisstudio in New York City. The new artistic environment of New York gave her the opportunity to experiment with digital art as well as printmaking and create a body of digital works and prints using industrial materials.
In 2009, she published a limited edition artist’s book entitled ‘VIA: ’on the occasion of the homonymous exhibition at the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation.
Pelagia Kyriazi has presented her works in numerous one-person as well as group exhibitions in Greece and abroad: at Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, at the American College of Greece, at the State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, at the Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Arts at the Museum of Györ in Hungary, at the Kunsthalle Berlin, and in New York City at the International Print Center, at the New York Public Library during the Hellenic Festival, at Kouros Gallery, at the Tenri Cultural Institute and at the Center for Book Arts.
Works of the artist are in the collections of the American College of Greece, the Greek Ministry of Culture, the Municipal Gallery of Rhodes, the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation and in other private and public collections. Currently, Kyriazi is active in New York and in Athens.