CHRYSSA VERGHI

Visual Artist- Painter

Born in Athens, Greece.
1978-79 and 1984-88, she studied Painting at the National Superior School of Fine Arts in Athens, Greece.
1980 - 1983, she studied Interior Designing at the Fine Arts School of California State University of Long Beach, USA.
1990-1992, won the French Government Scholarship and the Greek State Scholarship, she continued her post graduate studies in Painting at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France, as “eleve invitee”, under professor Pierre Carron.

Her works can be found in the Greek Parliament, the Greek National Gallery,
The Prime Minister Building, The Benaki Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in Florina, The Fryssiras Museum, The Kouvoutsakis Pinacotheque, The Moschandreou Pinacotheque, The Agricultural Bank of Greece Collection, The AGET Heraklis Group of Companies Collection, The InterAmerican Collection, and other private museums and collections in Greece and abroad.

Her work was selected to represent Greek contemporary art during the Olympic Games of 2004 in Athens, Greece.
On September 2008, as part of the Environmental Programme of the Goulandris Museum of Natural History, she donated one of her works, which was auctioned and bought by the Greek Parliament.
She is considered to be one of the most influential Greek Contemporary artists.
“Inspired by Nature”, using a very unique perspective, her work flirts with abstract and representative elements, at the same time.
‘’…Chryssa creates images, which sometimes refer to the traditional landscape and other times are more reminiscent of the lunar landscape of Tapies, while, other times they show a connection with the gestural work of Pollock…” (M. Lambraki-Plaka, Professor of the History of Art, Director of the Hellenic National Gallery)

She has taken part in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Some examples are:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 – Bahrain, Art BAB 2018

2016
- Nicosia, Cyprus, Alpha C. K. Art Gallery, “Beyond my Means”

2015
– Athens, Evripides Art Gallery, “Soul of the Landscape - Retrospective 1985-2015”

2015 – Greece, Cyclades Pinacotheque, “Soul of the Landscape -Retrospective 1985-2015”

2015
– Athens, Art Athina International Art Fair 2015, Alpha C. K. Art Gallery

2011
– Athens, Art Athina International Art Fair, Skoufa Gallery of Athens, Greece

2010
– Thessaloniki, Atrion Gallery, “Fragments of a Lake”

2006
– Cyprus, Nicosia, Alpha C.K. Art Gallery

2005
– Athens, Skoufa Gallery

2003
– Thessaloniki, Metamorphosis Gallery

2000 – Athens, Zoumboulakis Galleries

1998
– Athens, Cultural Center of Athens ‘’Melina Merkouri’’

1997
– Athens, Zoumboulakis Galleries

1994
– Hydra, Miranda Gallery

1994
– Athens, Zoumboulakis Galleries

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 - Dubai, World Art Dubai International Art Fair 2018, The Art Cocoon Gallery

2017 - Athens, Art Athina International Art Fair 2017, Technohoros Art Gallery of Athens
- Athens, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, “Alzheimer”

2016 - U.K., London, Belgravia Gallery, “Spring – The Natural World 2016”

2015 - U.K., London, Belgravia Gallery, “Spring exhibition 2015”
- Athens, Evripides Art Gallery, “The New Landscape 1980-2015”

2014 - Belgium, Brussels, Theorema Gallery, ”From the Heart”, EPSYPE
- Athens, Zappeion Megaron - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Genius Loci”, Exhibition for the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union

2014- Korea, Seoul, Korea International Art Fair 2014

2013 - Athens, Frissiras Museum, ‘’The Deceit of the Flesh’’
- UK, London, Belgravia Gallery, ‘’Summer Exhibition 2013’’
- Athens, National Archaeological Museum of Athens, “PROSFORA – Greek Contemporary Artists”
- Athens, Museum of City of Athens, “Introducing Messolonghi through Art”, The Moschandreou Collection

2011 - Hydra, Historical Archive-Hydra Museum
- Spetses, Possidonion, ‘’Taste of Saltiness II’’

2010 - Turkey, Istanbul, ‘’Tracing Constantinople’’
- Athens, ‘’Human Measures’’, Melina Mercouri Foundation, Municipality of Athens

2009 - U.K., London, Belgravia Gallery, ‘’Contemporary Landscapes’’
- Sifnos, National Gallery, ‘’New Acquisitions’’
- U.K., London, Belgravia Gallery, ‘’Greek Contemporary Art’’

2008 - Athens, National Gallery, ‘’Permanent Collections’’
- China, Beijing, Hellenic House, ‘’Experiencing Greece’’, Ministry of Tourism, Hellenic Tourism Organisation
- Ireland, Dublin, ‘’Dublin Art Fair’’, Belgravia Gallery

2007 - Athens, Benaki Museum, ‘’Birthplace’’
- UK, London, Belgravia Gallery, ‘’Greek Art Today-12 Greek Artists’’

2004 - Athens, ‘’Encomium for the Olive Tree’’, Ministry of Culture-Athens Academy
- Lesvos, Theofilos Museum, ‘’The World of the Olive’’
- Athens, Benaki Museum, ‘’Portraits of Antonis Benakis’’

ART FAIRS

2018-- Dubai, World Art Dubai International Art Fair 2018, The Art Cocoon Gallery (Group)

2018
– Bahrain, Art BAB 2018, (Solo)

2017
– Greece, Athens, Art Athina International Art Fair 2017, Technohoros Art Gallery Of Athens (Group)

2015 – Greece, Athens, Art Athina International Art Fair 2015, Alpha C.K. Art Gallery of Cyprus (Solo)

2014
– Korea, Seoul, Korean International Art Fair 2014, (Group)

2011
– Greece, Athens, Art Athina International Art Fair 2011, Skoufa Gallery of Athens (Solo)

2008
– Ireland, Dublin, Dublin International Art Fair 2008, Belgravia Gallery of London (Group)

She lives and works in Athens, Greece.

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SAMPLE OF WORK