Kyrkilis Helen

  Helen is a Greek-Canadian artist who lives and works in Athens, Greece. She studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts and obtained her MFA with honors in 2017. Previously, she studied Liberal Arts at the University of Western Ontario and Fashion Design at Veloudakis School of Fashion.

  The range of her work includes paintings, collages and sculptures. Frequently, various materials and objects are incorporated into her paintings [threads, wood,textiles, embroidery, picture frames and more] thus broadening the conventional  two–dimensional bounds of painting. The wild and impulsive gestural strokes seen on her paintings convey the inner source of her creativity. Her work is a result of a life time of influences, of personal and collective memories, all carrying an emotional value. She forces a reflection on not only memory and history, but what potential can be found in bringing the past into a new encounter with the present.

She has participated in several group exhibitions and in 2020 she had her first solo exhibition at Evripides Art Gallery. In 2023 she participated in solo exhibition titled  “Collections of the Gaze at Evripides Art. Gallery Athens. Her works are found in the collection of Piraeus Bank and in private art collections in Greece and abroad.