Cover art: “Almost There” by Alexis Avlamis
About the cover artist:
Alexis Avlamis (b. Athens 1979) received an early art instruction from Bennington College, Vermont and later on earned a BFA (honors) in Painting from the Athens School of Fine Arts. By tapping into a stream of consciousness, he creates dreamlike mindscapes aiming at a Cosmic Unity, where nature and the artifice co-exist symbiotically. Avlamis is a laureate of the International Emerging Artist Award (Drawing and Illustration category), which saw his works exhibited in Dubai and Brussels, respectively. Recently, he was selected as a winner of the 2018 American Art Awards (Naive-other Category). Juried shows and competitions include the: Americas 2018: First Nations Biennial, Tubac Center for the Arts, AZ, (USA), All media, Walter Piehl gallery, Minot State University, ND, (USA), 31st September competition Alexandria Museum of Art, LA, (USA), 39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, NJ, (USA), Cardinal Planes, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Center, New York (USA ), the Stencil Art Prize, Touring Exhibition, (Australia), The Abstract Mind, CICA Museum (Korea), Art meets Writing: Black&White, SAA Collective, Springfield, IL (USA), Bowery Gallery International Juried show, New York, (USA), Who.Are.You?, Atlantic gallery, New York (USA), Painting on the Edge, Federation of Canadian Artists, VA, Canada, 6th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner (Mixed-Media), 7th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase Winner (Painting), A line with intent, ARC Gallery, Chicago (USA), Biennale Austria, blue bleu blau blu, (Vienna), Black&White, 3rd Place, Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, OK, (USA), Amuse Yeux, Foothills Art Center, CO, (USA), Art Kudos (USA), 26th International Miniature Show, Parklane Gallery, WA, (USA), Day Dreamers, Bg Gallery (California), 10x10x10 Tieton, (Washington), the Bloom Award, Shortlisted (Cologne), Artist Statement, CICA Museum (Korea), Anthology, Charlie Smith London (UK), the Mamut Art Project (Istanbul), the IEAA Award (Dubai and Brussels), the Dave Bown Projects, (New York), the Heart Revive, Sunshine Museum (Beijing), the 7 artists / 7 countries, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korean cultural service, Beijing (China), the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program (New York) and several others. He has attended artist residencies in USA, Finland and China, has been published and interviewed internationally (Art21 blog: Inside the Artist’s Studio, Jan 2010) and works may be found in private and museum collections, most notably the Djurhuus Collection, Denmark and the Henan Art Center’s collection, China. Alexis lives and works in Athens.