Vangelis Pliarides


Born in 1964 in Thessaloniki, Greece, he graduated from the Aristotle University, School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki in 1989. He finished his studies in London at the Royal College of Art by obtaining a Post Experience Diploma (PED) in Painting (1992) and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting (1994).


Received awards and fellowships from the British Council, the Fulbright Foundation and the RTZ plc, his artworks are included in various public collections such as Astra Zeneca (Sweden), Alfa Laval (Sweden), Scania (Sweden), Södertälje Konsthall (Sweden), Union of Swedish Artists (Sweden), Royal College of Art (UK), British Council (UK), Fulbright Foundation in Greece, Frissiras Museum (Greece), Foundation Sana-Huja (Spain), and Musée d'art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO) (Switzerland). He was Associate Professor at the Aristotle University, School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki since 2003 and became Professor in 2018.


He lives and works in Thessaloniki and London.







Vangelis Pliarides, 2014, Christine Park Gallery, London. 


Vangelis Pliarides: Traveling Watercolors 2007-2017, 2018, Christine Park Gallery, New York. 

Vangelis Pliarides: The Bandaged Shoulder, 2019, Christine Park Gallery, New York. 



News & Exhibitions

29 June 2018 - 18 August 2018

Vangelis Pliarides: Traveling Watercolors 2007-2017

A 10 year-retrospective of watercolors by Vangelis Pliarides. Inspired by experiences and adventures from his trips, These watercolors were created and carried during the trips and upon his return 15 works have been carefully selected among this 10 year series for their first presentation in New York. 

June 2017

Vangelis Pliarides – The Last Ten Years, Museum of Ptolemaida, Ptolemaida

A career-retrospective focusing on the works from the last decade at Museum of Ptolemaida, Ptolemaida

29 January 2015, 7 - 9 pm

Vangelis Pliarides in conversation with MMCA curator, Maro Psyra at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art

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Selected works