Mela Eva

Eva Mela was born in Athens, Greece, in 1956.



1974 – 1980: studied Engraving Arts at the High School of Fine Arts of Greece, under the Teachers

                       Lefteris Kanakakis and Kostas Grammatopoulos.

1979 – 1981: studied Book’ s Art, at the High School of Fine Arts, under Yiannis Papadakis.

1981 – 1982: studied Drawing and Painting at the National High School of Fine Arts in Paris,

                       by the chance of a scholarship in Bookbinding Arts.

1985 – 1988: followed a Scholarship for Engraving Arts, by the State Foundation for Scholarships of

                       Greece. For three years, she studied Engraving Arts and Book’s Art,

                       beside Giorgis Varlamos.



1984: she wins the one of the two First Prizes at the Competition of the Greek Post, on the theme

           ‘’Athens, 150 years as a Capital ‘’.
1990: she wins the Prize for designing the Book with theme ‘’Hymn to Freedom’’ poem of

           Dionisios Solomos (the National Hymn of Greece), at the Competition by the

           Greek Ministry of Culture.

2000:  she wins the prize 2000 from the “‘Greek children’ s Books Circle’’ for the Illustrations of

          ‘‘One Goldfinch’s Adventure’’, written by Georgia Anesini-Leraki.

2000: she wins the ’’State Prize 2000 for Children’s Books Illustrations’’ from the Greek Ministry

           of Culture for the Illustrations of ‘‘One Goldfinch’s Adventure’’,

           written by Georgia Anesini-Leraki.



1985:  ‘’Adinor” Gallery, Athens.
1986:  ‘’Chrisothemis‘’ Gallery, Chalandri
1991:  ‘’Maria Papadopoulos Exhibition Hall’’, Athens
1992:  ‘’Europakademie Weissenfels’’, Germany
1995:  ‘’Books’ Art’’ at the exhibition hall of the Graduated Artists of Greece, Plaka, Athens
1996:  ‘’Terracotta’ Gallery, Thessalonica
1997:  ‘’Amimoni” Gallery, Ioannina
1998:  ‘’Exhibition Hall of Nafplion’’, Nafplion.
1998:  ‘’Chrisothemis‘’ Gallery, Chalandri
1999:  ‘’Lavirinthos’’ Gallery, Katerini
2001:  ‘’Maria Platania’’ Gallery, Zakynthos
2002:  ‘’Ekfrasi” Gianna Grammatopoulou, Athens
2002:  ‘’Polyedro’’, Patra



1984:  “Triennalle INTERGRAFIK 84’’, East Berlin, Germany
1985:  ‘’Triennial of Realistic Art’’, Sofia, Bulgaria
1987:  ‘’Contemporary Greek Paintings’’ Sofia, Bulgaria
1988:  ‘’Greek Days in East Berlin’’, With the Pan Hellenic Cultural Movement, East Berlin, DDR
1988:  ‘’The Greek Engraving Arts after the 2nd World War’’, National Art Gallery Athens
1988:  ‘’Le Génie de la Bastille’’, Paris, France
1988:  “Mediterranean Graphic Art’s Biennale”, Mirabello, Crete
1988:  ‘’Contemporary Greek Graphic Arts”, Warsaw, Poland
1989:  ‘’Biennale of Engraving Arts’’, Juliana, Yugoslavia
1989:  ‘’Biennale of Engraving Arts”, Varna, Bulgaria
1989:   International Book’s Art Exhibition, Leipzig, Germany
1989:  ‘’Contemporary Greek Graphic Arts”, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1990:   Triennale “INTERGRAFIK 90”, Berlin, Germanny
1992:  “Contemporary Greek Graphic Arts”, Bratislava, Tchechoslovakia
1994:  “Biennale of Graphic Arts”, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1995:   Exhibition of European Posters for Bosnia’’, Angeres Library, France
1999:  “For the Yugoslavian Children”, with the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece Athens,

            ’’Kostis Palamas Exhibition Hall’’

1999:   With ‘’Chrisothemis’’ Gallery at the Contemporary Art Fair ‘’ART ATHINA 7’99’’.
2000:  ‘’Athina-Istanbul, Face to Face”, with the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, Istanbul, Turkey
2000:   With “Chrisothemis” Gallery at the Contemporary Art Fair “ART ATHINA 8’ 2000”.
2000:  “International Art Studio Radovan Trnavac Mica”, Valievo, Yugoslavia.
2000:   Gallery ULUS, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, organised by the Union of Serbian Artists.
2000:   Triennial of Greek Engraving Arts, organised by the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and the

             Cultural Organisation of the Municipality of Glyfada.


She has also participated many group exhibitions in Greece, with movements, with groups, with the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, exhibitions for Peace, etc.

She Illustrates Books for Children, she designs books and she has participated in many exhibitions with the ‘Greek Illustrators’ Society “AESOPOS”.



1.   Chatoglou Froso, “For the First Time”, Athens, editions Sygchroni Epochi, 1988,

       ISBN: 960-224-112-8, 40 pages
2.   Kamaratou -Gialousi Irini, “The travel of the Smart and the Wicked” Athens, editions

      Synchroni Epochi, 1992 ISBN: 960-224-654-5, 24 pages.
3.   “For Children and not only for them”, Book Catalogue, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi,

       1993, 16 pages
4.   Chatoglou Froso, “PEACE, Good Morning!“, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1994,

       ISBN: 960-224-88-X, 48 pages.
5.   Karabourni-Karalazou Mimika, ”I Play, I Write, I Paint”, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1994,

      ISBN: 960-224-698-8, 52 pages.
6.   Valasi Zoi, ”The Wind’s Presents”, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1995,

      ISBN: 960-224-741-X, 48 pages.
7.   Manthopoulos Dimitris,” My Grandfather the Papu-a”, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi,

      1997, ISBN: 960-224-790-8, 100 pages.
8.   Nikolaou Thomas, ”The Rider of the Night”, Athens, editions Ellinika Grammata, 1998,

      ISBN: 960-344-81-9, 102 pages.

9.   Papakou-Lagou Afgi, ”The Kiss of Life”, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1998,

      ISBN: 960-224-841-6, 112 pages.

10. Anezini-Leraki Georgia, ”One Goldfinch’s Adventure”, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi,

      1999, ISBN: 960-224-845-9, 64 pages.
11. Molyviatis Nikos, ”The Castle which flew away”, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi, 1999,

      ISBN: 960-24-858-0, 48 pages.
12. Hatzigianni Marouska,”An old, a very old Little Train”, Athens, editions Synchroni Epochi,

      2000, ISBN: 960-224-880-7, 32 pages.