Calliope Pavlides

Born 1998 in Athens, Greece

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Born in Athens in 1998, Los Angeles based Calliope Pavlides graduated from RISD with a BFA in Painting in 2020. She has exhibited in group and solo shows throughout New York, Los Angeles, Providence, and Athens. Pavlides is best known for vibrantly rendered drawings occupying a space somewhere between portraiture and still life, as she alternates between making architecture and landscape of her figures and breathing life into static objects, animating light, air, and space itself. Her mastery of pastel and pencil borders on wizardry, using the same tools with which she so beautifully lays down waxy opacity to interrupt these swaths of certainty, creating suggestions of ethereal translucency and interdimensional collage.

Exhibitions

Dovecote

Sept 15 - Sept 20, 2022

Generator

Jan 13 - Feb 20, 2022

Jupiter Finger

July 3 - August 7th, 2021

Selected Works

Education

2020
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Solo

2022
Harkawik at Art Athina, Athens, Greece
Harkawik, New York, NY
2020
Seasons of Unravelling
Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2019
Interlocked
Kriezotou, Athens, Greece

Group

2022
Elpis (forthcoming)
KYAN Project Space, Athens, Greece
As Built/As Made
Undercurrent, Brooklyn, NY
2021
Killer Cute
De Boer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Harkawik, Los Angeles, CA
Hello World
Spy Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Love
Summer Street Collective, Providence, RI
2020
RISD Painting Senior Show
Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
2019
RISD Painting Triennial
Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
Ceremonial Dreams
RISD Old Library, Providence, RI
Friends whose work I admire
Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI
2017
Orange Sailors
Tsihrintzis Foundation for the Arts, Athens, Greece
Yenεέs
Artanc Project, Athens, Greece

Residencies & Fellowships

2020
ESXLA International Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA
Florence Leif Award Recipient, RISD, Providence, RI
2019
Anderson Ranch Fellowship by RISD Painting Department, Snowmass, CO

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