Bio

Biographical Information

Yiota Georgas was born in Chicago in 1977. From a very early age she had obvious creativity and interest in art. She began cultivating her talent in the arts while attending private instruction during her high school years in Athens, Greece. She was later admitted to the Interior Design Program at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens. In 1996 she relocated to Chicago to continue her studies in Studio Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received her BFA with honors studying under Phyllis Bramson and Kerry James Marshall. The following years she worked independently as a painter, a graphic designer, and a jewelry designer, exploring different modes of expression. In 2005 she attended the Athens School of Fine Arts for Art Education. She currently resides in Redmond, WA and is an active artist and art instructor.

Education/Seminars

  • Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece, Interior Design Program, 1996
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, BFA in Studio Arts, 2000
  • University of Athens, Greece, School of Fine Arts, Art Education, 2005
  • Byzantine Iconography, Athens, Greece 2003
  • Jewelry Design and Manufacturing, Athens, Greece, 2003
  • Organization and Promotion of Art and Cultural Events Seminar, Athens, Greece, 2002

Juried Shows

  • “EAFA Juried Abstract Exhibition”, EAFA Gallery, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA, January-February, 2010
  • “EAFA Gallery1st Juried Exhibition”, EAFA Gallery, Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA, December-January, 2010
  • “Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery”, Edmonds, WA, June, 2010
  • “Parklane Gallery’s 18th Annual Miniature Show”, Kirkland, WA, May -June, 2010
  • “Youth-Passion”, National Hellenic Museum, Chicago, Ill, September 2009- January 2010
  • “EAFA 34th Annual Open Juried Exhibition”, Bellevue, WA, October-November 2009

Solo Exhibitions

  • “Delicate Balance”, Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA, February 2010
  • “Spaces”, Thinkspace, Redmond, WA, 2009-2010
  • ‘’Firmament’’, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, May 2000

Group exhibitions

  • “EAFA Public Art Program”, The Gardens, Bellevue, WA, July-November, 2010
  • “Wings and Wheels”, University House in Issaquah, WA, July-November, 2010
  • “Emerging Artist Gallery” 34th annual Choochokam Arts Festival, Langley WA July 2009
  • “Furs, Feathers & Fins”, Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA, October 2009
  • Utopia, Redmond, WA, 2007-2010
  • Elements Gallery, Bellevue, WA, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Artists’ Trust Member 2009-2011
  • Eastside Association of Fine Arts, Active volunteer and member since 2008
  • Parklane Gallery (Active Board Member, Marketing Committee Chair, and exhibition organization)
  • The Pacific Northwest Art School 2010-2011

Professional Experience

  • Exhibition chair for “Local Color” Juried Exhibition, Parklane Gallery, March 2011
  • Exhibition Juror, MIVAL Holiday Show 2010, Mercer Island
  • Owner and instructor at “Atelier”, Redmond, WA 2008-present
  • Art Director and Instructor at “The Studio”, Bellevue, WA

Latest Student Art

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