…the beauty of country and still life, the sense and sensibility of love and lovers, the vigor and delicacy of both the flaura and the fauna… Vordoni is working on mediums away from the traditional, such as plexiglas, transparencies and metals, yet she is using painting materials close to tradition, such as oils. This technique creates a thread between classical and contemporary both in a conscious and subconscious way. This is a feast for the eyes deriving from a deep and honest conversation of the artist with her soul and the whole universe. What an interesting dialogue and a perpetual game of coding and threading elements and feelings is the London exhibition of Erietta Vordoni ‘About Felicity’.
Maria Migadi | Art Historian

 

When looking into the artworks of Erietta Vordoni it feels like the magic of her spirit and presence is personified in material culture. Coming from a traditional background with impressive studies and biography, Erietta creates contemporary art in a grounded and attractive manner. She studied under Moralis, and graduated with the highest honors from the Athens School of Fine Arts. She continued her studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des BeauxArts in Paris under Kremonini and Cesar, where the French Ministry of Culture granted her an atelier for life. A globe trotter indeed, as well as a citizen of the two so called cities of light: Athens and Paris. What does this mind and spirit share with us, and what do we observe at Erietta Vordoni’s summer 2017 London exhibition ‘About Felicity’? Erietta is following the steps of numerous genius minds such as of Epicurus, Aristotle, Hobbes, Thomas Aquinas and other philosophers both well known and unknown, who have all wondered about what felicity is throughout the centuries of human existence. The given answer seems to be the iconography of her artworks: the beauty of country and still life, the sense and sensibility of love and lovers, the vigor and delicacy of both the flaura and the fauna… Vordoni is working on mediums away from the traditional, such as plexiglas, transparencies and metals, yet she is using painting materials close to tradition, such as oils. This technique creates a thread between classical and contemporary both in a conscious and subconscious way. This is a feast for the eyes deriving from a deep and honest conversation of the artist with her soul and the whole universe. What an interesting dialogue and a perpetual game of coding and threading elements and feelings is the London exhibition of Erietta Vordoni ‘About Felicity’.
Maria Migadi | Art Historian

Erietta Vordoni – BIOGRAPHY
Erietta Vordoni was born in Athens. She studied under Moralis, and graduated with the highest honors from the Athens School of Fine Arts. She continued her studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Kremonini and Cesar, where the French Ministry of Culture granted her an atelier for life. E. Vordoni lives and works in Athens.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1984 Athens Gallery, Vorres Museum, Athens, Greece. 1986 K7 Gallery. Thessaloniki, Greece. “Entropia”, Queens Museum, New York, USA. “Une chaise sans visiteur”, Art contact, Lausanne, Switzerland. 1987 “Way Three”, Institut Francais, Thessaloniki, Greece. “Nocturnes”, Staehelin Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland. Zygos Gallery, Washington D.C, USA. 1988 Galerie Beau Lezard, Emmy Varouxaki. Paris, France. 1989 Gellerie Lavignes-Bastille, Paris, France. 1990 Athens Gallery. Athens, Greece. 1991 “Autels au Dieu lnconnu” Galerie Lavignes, Bastille, Paris, France. Galerie Ruben Forni, Brussels, Belgium. 1992 Galerie Michaella Moller, Munich, Germany 1993 Gallery ZM, Thessalonica, Greece. 1994 “Tout pres d’alleurs”, Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice. Alpes Mantimes, France. 1996 Athens Gallery, Greece. 1997 MANY H, Tel Aviv. Israel. 1998 Galerie Boulakia. Paris, France. 1999 “There” Athens Gallery. Greece. 2000 Galerie Forni, Brussels, Belgium. 2002 “Is lover ever tiring?” Athinais – Pierides foundation, Athens, Greece. 2003 Staehelin Gallery. Zurich, Switzerland. 2004 “Dessins lnedits”, Galerie de Dessin, Bruxelles. 2006 “Sky Hunters” exhibition in “ Karydion Art Center”, Athens, Greece. 2007 “When the others aren’t here” Athens Gallery, Greece. 2008 “Echi di transparenza” Castello di Torachiara, Parma, Italy, under the Auspices of the Hellenic and the Italian Ministries of Culture. “Echo des transparences” Gallerie du dragon, Paris, France.
2010 Contemporary Art Center “Otto”, Milano. 2011 “Suddenly”, Athens Gallery, Greece. 2012 “Sound of dreams”, C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus. 2013 “Sound of Dreams”, Museum of Ydra, Greece. 2015 “Summer in our hearts”, Riflemaker Gallery, London. “Summer in our hearts”, Hellenic Culture Center, London. 2016 “About felicity”, Evripides Art Gallery, Athens. 2017 ‘About Felicity’, C. John Gallery (exhibition curated by Martix and Maria Migadi), London

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1984 “Grands et Jeunes d’ Aujourd’hui”, Grand Palais, Paris National Museum of Monte Carlo Galerie Berthe, Paris. 1985 “Les peintres grecs a Paris”, Galerie Sculptures Representation of the Vorres Museum of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Illinois, USA. “Contemporary French Pastel” National
Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea “Les Figurations”, Espace Avant Musee, Paris, France. 1986 With the Vorres Museum at the Galerie of Hamilton, Hamilton. Ontario, Canada. Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Kingston, Ontario, Canada Russel Senate Office Bldg., Washington DC, USA. Centre Culturel Hellenique, Paris, France. Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. 1987 “Le dessin, le pastel, l’aquarelle” Atelier Lambert, Paris, France. With the Vorres Museum at the Galerie of Hamilton, Hamilton. Ontario, Canada. Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Kingston, Ontario, Canada Russel Senate Office Bldg., Washington DC, USA. Centre Culturel Hellenique, Paris, France. Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. York University Art Gallery. Toronto, Canada. 1988 “Air, Art, Espace”. Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France. “Greek Paintings”, Moscow, Russia. “Greek Contemporary Painting”, Cyprus, with the Vorres Museum 88 Gallerie Montcalm. Maison du Citoyen, Hull, Quebec, Canada. Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, Canada. New Brunswick, Cultural Centre of Athens, Greece. The Theodore Venetsanos Collection, Athens, Greece. 1989 Galerle Beau Lezard, Paris, France. “L’Arena”. Staehellin Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland. With the Vorres Museum Bergen Museum or Art and Science, Paramus, New Jersey, USA. Artspace Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, USA. The Modern Museum of Art, Santa Anna, CA, USA. 1990 Centre or Contemporary Art. Seattle. WA. USA (Museum Vorres). Salon de Montrouge, Paris “Vers la Liberte”, Grand Palais. Paris, France. 1991 “Figures du Mythe, Mythe des Figures”. Centre Culturel de Belleville. Paris, France. Salon de Mantrouge. Paris, France. Galerie Lavignes Bastille, Paris, France. FI.A.C. Galerie Joachim Becker, Grand Palais, Paris, France. 1992 “Forze Naturali” Galerie 5-55 Rome, Italy. Galeria Juan Gualta, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 1994 Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi, Italy. Art Walk, Hydra, Greece. Strouk Museum, Beirut – “Liberte” for the reconstruction of Beirut, Lebanon. 1995 International Biennale of Lithography. Lubliana, Slovenia. “Jardins Secrets”, Ivry. Paris. “Jardins Secrets 2”, Chateau de Taurines, France. 1996 “Messaggeri Degli Del”, Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Roma, Italy. 1997 Athens Gallery. Athens, Greece. Galerie Selini, Athens, Greece. Galerle Diana, Spetses, Greece. Salon de Montrouge, Prix au Salon de Montrouge. Paris, France. Thessaloniki. Capitale Culturelle de l’Europe “femmes creatrices des 5 mers”. Greece. Galerie Selini, Athens, “Works or Three Artists”. Greece. 2000 St. Etienne Museum, France FRAC “Acquisitions”, France. Athens Gallery. Athens, Greece. 2001 “Thyela sti Selini”, Galerie Selini, Athens, Greece. 2003 Athens Gallery. Athens, Greece. Rarity Gallery. Myconos, Greece. 2004 Reflection from Greece. Gallery Absolute Americana, Florida, USA. “Agonon Polis”, Technopolis, Athens, Greece. 2005 Official Presentation of Greek Contemporary Art in Beigins, China. 2006 Reflection from Greece, National Art Club, New York, USA. “The Image of the Olive Today”, New York, USA. “Cow Parade”, Cosmic Cow. Athens, Greece. 2007 Belgravia Gallery, London, UK. Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece. “Genethlios Topos”, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece. 2008 “A Dialogue between Greek and Chinese 34 Artists”, Moca – Μuseum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China. Cart, Μuseum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece. Technopolis, Athens, Greece. Hellenic House, Pekino, China. 2009 Ambassadors of Contemporary Greek Art Hellenic Museum Melbourne, Australia. Theoharakis Museum of Athens, Greece. “Greek Artist from 18th to 21th century”. “Notes of a Tree”, Athens, Greece Municipality Cultural Centre. Melina Merkouri Art Center. Museum of Hydra, Greece. Art Center of Athens, Greece. “Greek Art Today 2009” Belgravia Gallery, London, UK. 2010 Gennadios Library of Athens, Greece. Brinies Porto-Heli, Greece. “Tracing” Istambul, Turkey. Sculptures in the Garden, Focas Cosmetatos Foundation, Kefalonia, Greece. 2011 Tango Acropolis Zapeio Megaron Athens, Greece. “Taste of savory”, Poseidonion, Spetses, Greece. Gallery Mynima, Mykonos, Greece. Voices & Whisper, Municipality Cultural Centre, Melina Merkouri Art Center, Athens, Greece. 2012 “Images of an Enduring Greece” Golden Hall, Athens, Greece. “Philip Dreyfus Collection”, Paris, France. Poseidonion Grande Hotel, Spetses, Greece. 2013 “Nostalgia gr” Poseidonion Grande Hotel, Spetses, Greece. Gallery Mynima, Mykonos, Greece. Benaki Museum, Athens Greece. 2014 Gallery Mynima, Mykonos, Greece. 2015 “New Landscape 1995-2015”, Euripidis Gallery, Athens, Greece. “Blue”, Possidonion, Spetses, Greece.
AWARDS 1982 1st prize awarded by the Greek Ministry of Culture for the sculptural decoration of an underground passage in Athens. 1983 1st prize in nude and in dossier –
portfolio, from School of Fine Arts, Athens. Scholarship from the Athens Academy. 1984 Award in painting, National Museum of Monte Carlo. 1997 Award for painting at the Salon de Montrouge, Paris. 2006 “Sky Hunters”, installation in Kifisias Avenue, Athens,a Greece.

WORKS IN MUSEUMS PUBLIC COLLECTIONS & PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS

Museum of Modern Art, Nice, France. Vorre’s Museum, Athens, Greece. Pinakothek Thessaloniki, Greece. Queen’s Museum, New York, USA. Museum of Modern Art,Seoul, Korea. National Gallery, Athens, Greece. Museum of Monte Carlo, Monaco. Agnelli Collection, Italy. P.Dreyfus Collection, France. F.R.A.C. Paris, France. Relief Mural in Sigrou Avenue, Athens, Greece. Sculptural Complex in Kifissias Avenue, Athens, Greece.