Anna Mavromatis: Material Culture

Saturday, May 7, 2022 10:00 AM - Saturday, September 17, 2022 5:00 PM
The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX 79601
Anna Mavromatis, Early Lessons, 2019, cyanotypes on a vintage infant linen dress, Courtesy of the artist

In this exhibition, Houston-based artist Anna Mavromatis displays her mastery of printmaking, book arts, and fashion design to stitch together stories and reflections of her Greek heritage and family history. Narrated through the colors of her homeland, she shares personal memories, vintage photographs and mementos in her personal collection, and masterfully expands the artist book definition to include a wide range of unexpected and carefully crafted works of art.

Anna Mavromatis was born in Athens, Greece. She studied architecture at the University of Naples, Italy, holds a BA from London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, and studied printmaking at the Glassell School of Art, MFA Houston. She is known for artwork that showcases a variety of printmaking techniques, historic and contemporary processes, and traditional surface decoration. She uses textile materials, vintage repurposed surfaces, and reclaimed books. Her studies in architecture and work in fashion design are evident in her creative process and the resulting forms, transformations, and choices of recycled materials.

Raised in Greece and having lived in the UK, Italy, and currently the United States, her work reflects a life rich with cultural inspiration. Mavromatis has exhibited throughout the United States and has received many prestigious awards for her work.

Anna Mavromatis, Family Secrets, 2017, monotype, archival pigment print with a paper cutout blossom and stitching, Courtesy of the artist

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