PAINTER, DUBUQUE, IOWA
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF TIM OLSON
Andonia Giannakouros is a representational painter working in oil. Her work focuses on the human figure making use of repetition to symbolize disruption, vibration, and to mimic images from her childhood, specifically repeating posters pasted onto walls in Europe. Her work is symbolic of the flattening of time /space /memory combining local and global events with her personal narrative.
Her subjects represent those frozen in moments of fading summers which, having been acted upon by memory, represent a changed reality.
"Memory is the fear of being abandoned. It is the first thing to collapse and the only thing left standing after the ground stops shaking."
Andonia was born in Dubuque, Iowa where she studied Studio Art at Clarke University.
EXHIBITS AND PUBLICATION
Sacred & Profane, Fall Into Art, The Smokestack • Dubuque, Iowa, October 2017
Iraklia, Mural • Dubuque, Iowa, July 2017
Collapse, Solo Exhibit, Gallery C • Dubuque, Iowa, October 2016
Salon Exhibit, Dubuque Area Arts Collective • Dubuque, Iowa, September 2015
Special Exhibit, Dubuque Bike Coop · Dubuque, Iowa, January-March 2015
Promotional art for motion pictures Slice & Rogue, December 2014
Best in Show, Salon Exhibit · Dubuque Area Arts Collective, September 2014
Private Collection, David Hartig, III · Dubuque, Iowa, November 2013
Private Collection, Christopher F. Donovan • Memphis, Tennessee, April 2013
Delta Area Exhibit • Arkansas, March 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012
Private Collection, Thomas P. Cassidy, Jr. • Memphis, Tennessee, May 2011
Republic • Memphis, Tennessee Independent Exhibit, March 2011—June 2011
Brinkley Plaza • Memphis, Tennessee Exhibit, September 2010—November 2011
Problems and Solutions in Physical Chemistry by Peter Illich • Illustration, Sept 2008—May 2009
Isabella’s • Dubuque, Iowa Independent Exhibit, January 2008
Cyprinidae, Clarke University • Dubuque, Iowa Senior Thesis Solo Exhibit, November 2005
Rocco-Buda • Dubuque, Iowa Partner Exhibit, August 2004