Komianou Aria
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engraving 6/20
56 X 73 cm
Komianou Aria

Engraver Aria Komianou (of Corfiot ancestry) was born in 1938 in Athens. She studied engraving and book art at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1960 – 1969), under K. Grammatopoulos.

She presented her work in several solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. She took part in the Pan-Hellenic exhibitions (1963, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1987) and in many international events, including the Alexandria Engraving Biennale (1971), the Baden-Baden Engraving Biennale (1983), the Taipei Engraving Biennale in Taiwan (1987, 1989), the Rome Engraving Biennale (1995), the Mostra Internazionale di Bianco e Nero in Lugano (1966), the exhibition at the Xylon Museum in Schwetzingen (1994), the Ibizagrafik in Spain (1994), and important tributes like the Engraving in Greece Today (1980) and the Post-WWII Engraving at the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum (1988), etc.

She also taught engraving in schools and technical schools and worked as a book illustrator. In April 2013 she donated her paternal home in Corfu to become an Engraving Foundation in her place of origin. Aria Komianou died in 2015 in Athens. She was a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, of the Kiwa – Kyoto Engravers group and a founding member of the Greek Printmakers’ Association.

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