Lives and works: Larnaca, Cyprus
Elena's work is characterized by a delicate observation that seeks to elicit the sensations, memories, and wonder associated with our experiences and encounters. Tsigaridou has filtered her experiences into a personal and contemporary visual language. These finely rendered images provoke us to look beneath the surface into the realm of strange alliances, symbolisms, and meanings. Her work evokes the private world of personal identity and inner state.
Elena Tsigaridou earned her B.A. with Distinction (in Fine Art, Painting), from the Academia di Belle Arti, in Rome Italy. She is currently directing the Creative Art School, Ispirazione in Athienou, Cyprus that she founded and is an Art and Design Teacher at the American Academy Private School in Larnaca, Cyprus. Elena’s works have been the subject of numerous exhibitions in Cyprus, Italy, and Brussels.
In the year 2016 Elena won the 1st prize in the category of Drawing at the 4th edition of contemporary art contest organized by non-profit Art Foundation Telemachos Kanthos, and in year 2018 she was nominated with the 1st Prize in the category of Print Making.
Medium: Mixed Media
Selected Permanent Collections
Paintings are held in numerous private and corporate collections throughout Cyprus, Brussels and Italy.
BA Fine Art and Painting 2003
Academia di Belle Arti, Rome, Italy
Circles Made Up of Cubes 2015
Kypriaki Gonia, Larnaca
Participated in more than 20 group exhibitions, in Greece, Italy, Brussels and Cyprus
1st Prize in Print Making at the 5th Edition of Contemporary Art - Art Foundation Telemachos Kanthos
1st Prize in Drawing at the 4th Edition of Contemporary Art - Art Foundation Telemachos Kanthos
Founded the Creative Art School, Ispirazione
World Art Dubai art fair 6th-9th April 2016