Sharon Aivaliotis, aquatint
Sharon Aivaliotis, aquatint

Sharon Aivaliotis, aquatint

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Sharon Aivaliotis
Medium : Aquatint, signed and dated
Date: 1980
Paper size (or piece size) : 39 x 49 cm
Condition : Very good

Sharon Aivaliotis b.1951

Trinidadian printmaker of still life subjects.

After her initial education in the West Indies, Sharon Aivaliotis studied in London at St Martin’s School of Art from 1975 to 1979 and the Slade School of Fine Art from 1979 to 1981. She was awarded the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Printmakers Award in 1982 and was a form member of the London Group. She began to exhibit at The Royal Academy in 1979 and had her first solo exhibition “Twelve Mezzotints a Year” at the Graffiti Gallery, London in 1982; since then she has also exhibited in Europe, Australia and the USA.

She is a master of the printing technique of coloured mezzotint, an incredibly difficult and time-consuming process that fell out of favour in the mid-1920s. Her work is held in numerous public collections across the world, including the V&A, the British Council Art Collection, the Library of Congress, USA and the University of Aberystwyth.