Chryssa Verghi

About Chryssa Verghi

Bio

Chryssa Verghi was born in Athens in 1959. She studied painting at the National Superior School of Fine Arts in Athens, Greece under D. Mytaras, L. Kanakakis, N. Kessanlis , V. Kyriaki, R. Papaspyrou,  Μ. Lambraki-Plaka.

From 1980 to 1983, she continued studying Interior Designing at the Fine Arts School of California State University of Long Beach, USA. From 1990 to 1992, on the Greek State Scholarship, she continued her studies in Painting at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France, under Pierre Carron.

 

Her works  can be found in the Greek Parliament, the Hellenic National Gallery, the ''Megaro Maximou'' (the Prime Minister building), the Benaki Museum, the Florina Museum of Modern Art, the Kouvoutsakis Pinacotheque, the Moschandreou Pinacotheque,the Fryssiras Museum, the Agricultural Bank of Greece Collection, the AGET Heraklis Group of Companies Collection, the Interamerican Collection, and other private museums and collections in Greece and abroad.

Her work was selected to represent Greek Contempoary Art during the Olympic Games of 2004.

She is considered to be one of the most important Greek Contemporary artists. Inspired by Nature, her work is flirting with abstract and representative elements, at the same time.

'She makes her painting material either thicker or thinner using glazing, impasto, coatings and palimpsests in order to create images which sometimes refer to the traditional landscape and other times are more reminiscent of the lunar landscape of Tapies, while other times, they show a connection with the gestural work of Pollock.'

Marina Lambraki-Plaka Professor of the History of Art, Director of the National Gallery