EVA MELA, Artist
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Eva Mela was born in Athens, Greece, in 1956.
1974-1980: studied Engraving Arts at the High School
of Fine Arts of Greece, under the Teachers Lefteris Kanakakis and
1979-1981: studied Book s Art, at the High
School of Fine Arts, under Yiannis Papadakis.
1981-1982: studied Drawing and Painting at the
National High School of Fine Arts in Paris, by the chance of a
scholarship in Bookbinding Arts.
1985-1988: followed a Scholarship for Engraving
Arts, by the State Foundation for Scholarships of Greece.
For three years, she studied Engraving Arts and
Books Art, beside Giorgis Varlamos.
1984: she wins the one of the two First Prizes at
the Competition of the Greek Post, on the theme Athens, 150 years
as a Capital .
Post, on the theme Athens, 150 years
as a Capital .
1990: she wins the Prize for designing the Book with
theme Hymn to Freedom poem of Dionisios
Solomos (the National Hymn of Greece), at the Competition by the
Greek Ministry of Culture.
2000: she wins the prize 2000 from the
Greek children s Books Circle for
the Illustrations of One Goldfinchs
Adventure, written by Georgia Anesini-Leraki.
2000: she wins the State Prize 2000 for
Childrens Books Illustrations from the Greek
Ministry of Culture for the Illustrations of One
Goldfinchs Adventure, written by Georgia
1985: Adinor" Gallery, Athens.
1986; Chrisothemis Gallery,
1991; Maria Papadopoulos Exhibition
1995; Books Art at the
exhibition hall of the Graduated Artists of Greece, Plaka, Athens
1996; Terracotta Gallery,
1997; Amimoni" Gallery, Ioannina
1998; Exhibition Hall of
1998; Chrisothemis Gallery,
1999; Lavirinthos Gallery,
2001, Maria Platania
2002, Ekfrasi" Gianna
2002, Polyedro, Patra
1984; Triennalle INTERGRAFIK
84, East Berlin, Germany
1985; Triennial of Realistic
Art, Sofia, Bulgaria
1987 Contemporary Greek
Paintings Sofia, Bulgaria
1988; Greek Days in East
Berlin, With the Pan Hellenic Cultural Movement, East
1988; The Greek Engraving Arts after the
2nd World War, National Art Gallery Athens
1988; Le Génie de la
Bastille, Paris, France
1988; "Mediterranean Graphic Arts
Biennale", Mirabello, Crete
1988; Contemporary Greek Graphic
Arts", Warsaw, Poland
1989; Biennale of Engraving
Arts, Juliana, Yugoslavia
1989; Biennale of Engraving Arts",
1989; International Books Art Exhibition,
1989; Contemporary Greek Graphic
Arts", Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1990; Triennale "INTERGRAFIK 90", Berlin,
1992. Contemporary Greek Graphic Arts,
1994; "Biennale of Graphic Arts",
1995; Exhibition of European Posters for
Bosnia, Angeres Library, France
1999; "For the Yugoslavian Children", with
the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece Athens, Kostis
Palamas Exhibition Hall
1999; With Chrisothemis
Gallery at the Contemporary Art Fair ART ATHINA
2000; Athina-Istanbul, Face to
Face", with the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, Istanbul,
2000; With "Chrisothemis" Gallery at the
Contemporary Art Fair "ART ATHINA 8 2000.
2000: "International Art Studio Radovan Trnavac
Mica", Valievo, Yugoslavia.
2000: Gallery ULUS, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, organised
by the Union of Serbian Artists.
2000: Triennial of Greek Engraving Arts, organised
by the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and the Cultural
Organisation of the Municipality of Glyfada.
She has also participated many group exhibitions in
Greece, with movements, with groups, with the Chamber of Fine
Arts of Greece, exhibitions for Peace, etc.
She Illustrates Books for Children, she designs
books and she has participated in many exhibitions with the
Greek Illustrators Society "AESOPOS".
1. Chatoglou Froso, "For
the First Time", Athens, editions Sygchroni Epochi, 1988
2. Kamaratou -Gialousi Irini, "The travel of
the Smart and the Wicked" Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi,
960-224-654-5, 24 pages
3. "For Children and not only for them",
Book Catalogue, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1993, 16 pages
4. Chatoglou Froso, "PEACE, Good
Morning!, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1994, ISBN:
960-224-688-X, 48 pages
5. Karabourni-Karalazou Mimika, I Play, I
Write, I Paint, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1994,
ISBN: 960-224-698-8, 52 pages
6. Valasi Zoi, The Winds Presents,
Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1995, ISBN: 960-224-741-X, 48
7. Manthopoulos Dimitris, My Grandfather the
Papu-a, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1997, ISBN:
960-224-790-8, 100 pages
8. Nikolaou Thomas,The Rider of the
Night, Athens, editions Ellinika Grammata, 1998, ISBN:
960-344-581-9, 102 pages
9. Papakou-Lagou Afgi, The Kiss of Life,
Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1998, ISBN: 960-224-841-6, 112
10. Anezini-Leraki Georgia, One
Goldfinchs Adventure, Athens, editions Synchroni
Epochi, 1999, ISBN: 960-224-845-9, 64 pages
11. Molyviatis Nikos, The Castle which flew
away, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1999, ISBN:
960-224-858-0, 48 pages
12. Hatzigianni Marouska,An old, a very old Little Train, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 2000, ISBN: 960-224-880-7, 32 pages