Chryssa Verghi

Chryssa Verghi

She was born in born in Athens n 1959. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens under Dimitris Mytaras, and Nikos Kessanlis. She continued her studies in Interior Design at the Fine Arts School of California State University of Long Beach, USA, and continued her studies in Painting at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France, under Pierre Carron.

Her art was shaped through direct observation and close contact with the natural landscape. Her paintings, usually in large dimensions, indicate a personal experiential relationship with nature, expressed not only through recognizable images, but also through the photochromatic gestures that dominates her style. Her works maintains a sense of closeness to the natural world and she converts the painting’s surface into a part of nature, inviting the viewer to share the immediacy of her experience. The search of light remains her main concern, which she seeks through the leaf movements, in the water flow or the in the colour variations of the Greek landscape.

Her works can be found in the Greek Parliament, the Greek National Gallery, the ‘’Megaro Maximou’’ (the Prime Minister’s office), the Benaki Museum, the Florina Museum of Modern Art, the Kouvoutsakis Gallery, the Moschandreou Gallery, the Frissiras Museum, 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.

Solo Exhibitions

Beyond my Means, Alpha C. K. Art Gallery, Nicosia
Soul of the Landscape – Retrospective 1985-2015, Evripides Art Gallery, Athens
Soul of the Landscape – Retrospective 1985-2015, Cyclades Pinacotheque, Syros
Art Athina International Contemporary Art Fair, Athens (presented by Alpha C. K. Art Gallery)
Art Athina International Contemporary Art Fair, Athens (presented by Skoufa Gallery)
Fragments of a Lake, Atrion Gallery, Thessaloniki
C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia
Metamorphosis Gallery, Thessaloniki
Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens
Cultural Center of Athens ‘’Melina Merkouri’’, Athens
Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens

Group Exhibitions (selection)

Spring –The Natural World, Belgravia Gallery, London
Erotokritos, Teloglio Foundation, Thessaloniki Nepenthe and Eothina, P. & M. Kydoniefs Foundation, Andros 21 PLOES, Cyclades Pinacotheque, Syros
Painting II (1980-2000), Frissiras Museum, Athens From the Heart, Theorema Gallery, Brussels Genius Loci, Zappeion Megaron, Athens Korea International Art Fair, Seoul
The Deceit of the Flesh, Frissiras Museum, Athens The Fairy Tales, Evgenidio Foundation, Athens PROSFORA, National Archaeological Museum, Athens