ARTISTStelios Gavalas

UTOPIA
Metallic circular stairs, which defy gravity and reach up to meet the weightless white clouds… this is where the journey to utopia begins!

In 1985, he gets accepted at the Athens School of Fine Arts, to study sculpture with professors G. Nikolaides and T. Papagiannis.
He also attends the plaster, pottery, woodwork and metalwork Studios. In 1990, he completes his studies, receiving his Degree in Sculpture with full marks.
Stelios Gavalas then lives and works in Sydney Australia (1992-1994), where he cooperates with the School of Arts in Sydney and experiments with various materials in his work.
Since 1998, he works for the Archeological Receipts Fund of the Ministry of Culture, where he became Artistic Manager, in 2006.
He has, also, worked for the Acropolis Restoration Service and he also collaborating with the Byzantine Museum, the Archeological Museum and the Numismatic Museum, where he creates molds, out of original ancient works of art.
He received the Sculpture Award, for his participation in the Biennale Florence 2001.
Stelios Gavalas has conducted 8 solo exhibitions in Greece and participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

UTOPIA
Metallic circular stairs, which defy gravity and reach up to meet the weightless white clouds… this is where the journey to utopia begins!

In 1985, he gets accepted at the Athens School of Fine Arts, to study sculpture with professors G. Nikolaides and T. Papagiannis.
He also attends the plaster, pottery, woodwork and metalwork Studios. In 1990, he completes his studies, receiving his Degree in Sculpture with full marks.
Stelios Gavalas then lives and works in Sydney Australia (1992-1994), where he cooperates with the School of Arts in Sydney and experiments with various materials in his work.
Since 1998, he works for the Archeological Receipts Fund of the Ministry of Culture, where he became Artistic Manager, in 2006.
He has, also, worked for the Acropolis Restoration Service and he also collaborating with the Byzantine Museum, the Archeological Museum and the Numismatic Museum, where he creates molds, out of original ancient works of art.
He received the Sculpture Award, for his participation in the Biennale Florence 2001.
Stelios Gavalas has conducted 8 solo exhibitions in Greece and participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad.

Solo Exhibitions

– 1995: Rethymno, Gallery “Morfes”.
– 1996: Athens, Gallery “Ekfrasi”.
– 1999: Spetses, Gallery” Astrolavos”.
– 2000: Xanthi, Folklore Museum.
– 2001: Athens, Gallery “Ekfrasi” – Gianna Grammatopoulou. 2007: “Ikastikos kiklos”.
– 2007: Athens, Gallery “ikastikos kiklos”
– 2013: Athens, Gallery “ikastikos kiklos”

Awards

– 2001: Award for sculpture at the International Biennale of Florence.
– 2013: UNESCO award

Group Exhibitions

• 1987: Rethimno, 150 year anniv. School of Fine Arts.
• 1988: Rethimno, Graduates Exhibition.
• 1989: Delphi.
• 1989: Athens, Cultural Centre.
• 1990: Athens, National Art Gallery – Graduates Exhibition. 1991 : Athens, Conference for Mediterranean Artists.
• 1993: Athens, The Sculpture Society.
• 1994: Athens, Conservatory.
• 1995: Athens, Hyghea Hospital.
• 1996: Athens, The Book Arcade.
• 1997: Athens, Gallery “Antinor”.
• 1997: Athens, losifoglio Megaro.
• 1998: Sydney, Gallery “Millennium”.
• 1998: Piraeus, 23rd ESMO Congress, P.F.S., “Astrolavos Galleries”.
• 1999: Thessaloniki, Art Forum VILKA GALLERY.
• 2000: Bucharest, Romania.
• 2000: Athens, Gallery “PIERIDIS”.
• 2001: Athens, Hyghea Hospital.
• 2001: Florence, Biennale International.
• 2001: Faliro, Sculptures on the Promenade.

• 2002: Athens, Gazi “Technopolis” EETE.
• 2003: Thessaloniki, The Sculpture Society of Greece, “Mythology”.
• 2003: Athens, Miniature Sculpture Exhibition EETE.
• 2004: Athens, Gallery “Zygos”.
• 2004: Athens, Gallery “Aegokeros”.
• 2005: Athens, Gallery Adam “The Ocean”.
• 2006: Athens, “COW PARADE”.
• 2007: Athens, Gallery ‘Αιγόκερως’
• 2009: Athens, Gallery ‘Ihnilato’, (Earth, Water, Wind)
• 2009: Athens, Cultural Centre’Melina’
• 2010: Athens, Gallery ‘Kaplanon’ Sculptures in marble
• 2010: Athens, Art cargo “art meets media”
• 2010: Athens, njv, Athens Plaza, “Boxing Days”
• 2011: Athens, njv, Athens Plaza “Views”
• 2011: Athens, Prisma art gallery, “Look at my book”
• 2011: Athens, Art cargo
• 2011: Athens, Gallery Gaia, “Anamnisis almyras”
• 2012: Athens, Statues crafted for Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus
• 2013: Athens, National Archaeological Museum

Stelios Gavalas was born in Athens, in 1966. He lives and works in Athens.