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ELENI MICHAILOU (Greece, Athens b. 1957 / act: Athens)

Eleni Michailou Eleni Michailou was born in 1957 in Athens, Greece. She took painting courses at Vrassidas Vlachopoulos Painting studio (1975-1976). She studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1976-1981) painting with Yiorgos Mavroidis (1977-1981) and set design with Vassilis Vassiliadis (1979-1980). With a British Council fellowship she pursued postgraduate research in the Visual Arts Department at Goldsmiths College - University of London (1987) under the supervision of Nicholas de Ville. She studied printmaking with Fotis Mastichiadis (1992-1994).

Eleni Michailou presented the following personal exhibitions: Child's Suitcase, 7 Gallery, Athens (1991), Person in Pieces, 7 Gallery, Athens (1994); June-July 1994 / Illusion, 24 Gallery, Athens (1998); Shade / Light, (2004); and E Garden / Flor, 7 Gallery, Athens (2007). She also took part in the following group exhibitions: Athens School of Fine Arts Degree Show, Institute Français, Athens (1981); Painters of Ekali, Cultural Centre of Ekali (1983); Watercolors: Zissiou, Michailou, Fotou, Epoches Gallery, Kifissia (1985); Panhellenic Art Exhibition, Piraeus Port Authority - OLP, Piraeus (1987); Polyedro, Patras (1988); The International Prix of Contemporary Art of Monte-Carlo, Monaco (1988); Booze, Athens (1991); The Baltic Way, International Exhibition of Watercolour Painting, Riga, U.S.S.R. (1992); Europaische Kollektion fur die Baltische Trienalle, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany (1992); Art Athina, 7 Gallery, Athens (1994); To Our Professor George Mavroidis, House of Cyprus, Athens (1997); Exhibition of the Nikos Grigorakis Ex-libris collection, Yakinthos Gallery, Kifissia (1997); Greek Artists 1950-2000, Rethymnon Centre of Contemporary Art, Lefteris Kanakakis Municipal Gallery, Rethymnon (1998); Exhibition of the Vasssilis Zevgolis Ex-libris Collection, Stoa tou Vivliou, Athens (1999); Micropainting, Greek Chamber of Fine Arts, Athens (2003); 20x20cm, 7 Gallery, Athens (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007); Greek Spring, Artigraf, Athina (2005, 2006, 2007); Unfair, 7 Gallery, Athens Imperial, Athens (2007); and Makedonia Palace, Thessaloniki (2007).

Eleni Michailou continues to live and work in Athens.

[Megakles 01/2008]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
ALBUM Child's Suitcase 1991 Gallery 7, Athens
ALBUM Person in Pieces 1994 Gallery 7, Athens
ALBUM Shade / Light 2004 Gallery 7, Athens
GOUKOULI, CLIO / KOURIA, AFRODITE Child and Games in Neohellenic Society of the 19th & 20th Centuries 1999 Kastaniotis Editions, Athens
MARANGOU, MARIA Greek Artists, Investigations 1950 - 2000, The Permanenent Collection 1999 Rethymnon Centre of Contemporary Art

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