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LINA TSILAGA (Greece, Volos b. 1955 / act: Athens)

Lina Tsilaga Lina Tsilaga was born on 26 February 1955 in Volos, Greece. She received a state scholarship to study at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1973-1978) painting under Yannis Moralis and mosaics under Yannis Kolefas. In 1983 she was awarded an honorary diploma at the International Arts Guide of Monte Carlo.

Lina Tsilaga is a painter and mosaicist, best known for her works in mixed-media, such as acrylics, giold-leaf, and collages. In 1996 the Monastery of Agioi Anargyroi of Ermioni of the Peloponnese commissioned Tsilaga to create a mosaic at the main entrance, which represents the patron saints Cosmas and Damianos.

Alongside her art she has been the Greek correspondent for the International Art Bulletin magazine (1980-1990). She is a Professor in Fine Art and Conservation at the Technological Education Institution of Athens since 1987. Tsilaga has published her first book entitled "The Color in Painting and its Techniques" (Papasotiriou, Athens 2001). Between 2005 and 2007 she coordinated the research project entitled The Role of the Local Museum in Regional Development. In 2007 she joined team for the restoration of George Seferi's Building in Koritsa (Korçë), Albania with aid from the Hellenic Republic - Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

To date, Lina Tsilaga has held fourteen personal exhibitions. She has also participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, most recently Athens-Beijing, War Museum, Athens (2008). Her works can be found at the following institutions: The American College of Greece; Hellenic Ministry of Education & Religion; Municipal Gallery of Corinth; Municipal Gallery of Volos; Technological Education Institution of Athens.

Lina Tsilaga currently lives and works in Athens.

[Megakles 03/2006]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
ATHENA, SCHINA Lina Tsilaga: From Routes in Color to the Ground of an Abstract Landscape 1993 Epoches Gallery, Athens
TSILAGA, LINA The Color in Painting and its Techniques 2001 Papasotiriou, Athens [Greek]
CHIOTINIS, NIKITAS The Significance of Lina Tsilaga's Athens-Beijing Art Exhibition 2008 War Museum, Athens

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