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Ellen Giannikos

Is a contemporary Australian artist 

Ellen is an emerging contemporary Australian artist based in Melbourne. She specializes in acrylic, linocut and watercolour paintings. Ellen’s artwork consists of portraits depicting today's youth, capturing their beauty, innocence and emotion through detailed lines, and complemented by contrasting pops of colour. In her most recent acrylic paintings, Ellen has created a series of abstract paintings, showcasing her ethereal character Yume, evoking innocence and nostalgia. Her work blends a minimalist approach with a surrealist aesthetic.  

From young, Ellen was always drawn to art and has since pursued her passion for painting by completing short courses to enhance her skills. She has currently completed a Diploma of Visual Arts at, Swinburne University of Technology.   

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Artist CV

Education: 

 

2020

Swinburne University of Technology

Diploma of Visual Arts 

2017 

University of Melbourne (VCA) 

Contemporary painting course.

2014 

Doncaster East Secondary College 

High distinctions in Studio Arts and Visual Communication Design (VCD)

 

Work:

 

2020 - Current

Teaching Business: M&E Art

Specialised visual art programs for children and adults with special needs. 

 

Schools and Facilities:

Autism Spectrum Australia

Alkira

Gloworm Studios 

2020 - Current

The Rose St. Artist Market 

2019 - Current 

Heide Museum of Modern Art 

Visitor Services 

2018 - Current 

Commissions / Freelance Artist

 

Exhibitions:

 

2024

Solo Exhibition for our students, RED Gallery, Fitzroy North, Victoria. 

Autism Spectrum Australia x M&E Art - "Beyond Words"

2022

Off The Kerb Gallery "Christmas Show" Collingwood, Victoria.

 

2021

Brunswick Street Gallery (BSG) "Likeness" Group Exhibition, Fitzroy, Victoria. 

2020

Brunswick Street Gallery (BSG) “Fifty Squared Art Prize” Fitzroy, Victoria. 

2019

Brunswick Street Gallery (BSG) “Portrait” Fitzroy, Victoria. 

 

2019 

BlackCat Gallery “Square-Circle Group Show”  Collingwood, Victoria. 

 

2019 

Brunswick Street Gallery (BSG) “Fifty Squared Art Prize” Fitzroy, Victoria. 

 

2018 

Valley Youth Space Relaunch, Art exhibition. Niddrie, Victoria.

 

2018 

Brunswick Street Gallery (BSG) “Small Art Prize” Fitzroy, Victoria

2017

Besser Space Gallery “End of year group show” (VCA) Collingwood, Victoria 

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