Karageorgi Tina (1959)

She was born in 1959 in Athens. She attended her first painting lessons with Elias Dekoulakos at the workshop of the Group for Communication and Education in Art (1978-1979). She studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1979-1984), painting with Dimitris Mytaras, Dimitris Kokkinidis and Yannis Moralis and ceramics with G. Georgiou. She continued with postgraduate studies at the Byam Shaw School of Art and Saint Martin's School of Art, London (1985-1986). She lived and worked in London until 1988. Upon her return to Greece, she presented her first solo exhibition (Nees Morfes gallery, 1989), with paintings nearly at the boundaries of abstraction, distinguished for their sensitivity in colour and their poetic style.
During the next years, her art was enriched with various materials (handmade papers, silk fabrics, enamels, ceramics, plexiglass, optic fibers, LED light bulbs) and extended to three-dimensional constructions and installations. Her themes were expanded with intercultural allusions and symbolic references, adhering to the communication between the physical and the mental world. The main feature of her work remains the subtlety with which she handles her materials, colour and transparency, creating multidimensional dreamlike images. Her particular style, in which various techniques coexist, utilizes both the drawing precision and the lyrical outbreaks, revealing the emotional dimension of form and theme.
She has presented solo exhibitions in Greece, U.S.A. and Korea. She participated in the International Biennial of Paper (Bulgaria, 2011) and in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and abroad (Germany, Italy, U.K., U.S.A.).
In 1996 she was art director and set designer of the film Black Out (1998) by Menelaos Karamaghiolis. She has also engaged in micro-painting and jewelry.