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Thomas Tournavitis was born on January 21, 1981 in Athens, Greece.
He studied at the atelier of sculptor Nikos Stefos (1997-1999). He graduated in 2005 from the University of Fine Arts in Derby (UK) with a BA in Fine Arts (P) and continued his postgraduate studies in Berlin, Germany (2006-2007). He worked as a for… Read More
Thomas Tournavitis was born on January 21, 1981 in Athens, Greece.
He studied at the atelier of sculptor Nikos Stefos (1997-1999). He graduated in 2005 from the University of Fine Arts in Derby (UK) with a BA in Fine Arts (P) and continued his postgraduate studies in Berlin, Germany (2006-2007). He worked as a former Lecturer at the Department of Photography D. IEK Volos and as an Art teacher in public and private Primary Schools in the city of Volos, Greece. (2008-2010). Since 2008 has enjoyed a successful artistic career in which he been the subject of 15 international solo exhibitions. He has featured in over 30 group shows and major public art projects in Greece and abroad. His works adorn private and public collections in New York, Paris, Montpellier, Athens, Zagreb, Bratislava, Nicosia, Sarajevo and more. Until now, he lives and works in his Atelier in Piraeus, Greece.



Selected Exhibitions

Solo

Painting I, Toss gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece 2011
Painting II, Orfeos 20, Xanthi, Greece 2012
Painting III, Achillion Theatre, Volos, Greece 2012
Idols, Melanythros art gallery, Athens, Greece 2013
Cyclopia, galerija Java, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina 2013
Cyclopia II, gradska galerija, Bihac, Bosnia Herzegovina 2014
Cyclopia III, Ismos art space, Athens, Greece 2014
Thalassa, gallery Kourd, Athens, Greece 2014
Sommelier, La Courette gallery, Montpellier, France 2014
Thalassa II, School of Art & Design, Zagreb, Croatia 2015
Thalassa III, galeria Cit, Bratislava, Slovakia 2015
Thalassa "œuvres choisies", galerie Desmos, Paris, France 2016
White Plume, Balkan art gallery, Xanthi, Greece 2016
Thalassa "selected works", Pirée art space, Piraeus, Greece 2017
Saints in Carousel, Technohoros art gallery, Athens, Greece 2017
Idols & Olympians, Art:ig gallery, Munich, Germany 2017
Saints in Carousel, Centre of Contemporary Art Diatopos, Nicosia, Cyprus 2017 upcoming



Group

5+3, Spirer Building, Volos, Greece 2009
Τrilogy, Custom Building, Volos, Greece 2010
Τrilogy Pt2, Hatzigianneio Museum, Larisa, Greece 2010
Piraeus, Municipality gallery, Piraeus, Greece 2011
Unesco Artists, gallery Kourd, Athens, Greece 2011
Endima Peripatou, Latsio Town Hall, Pyrgos, Greece 2014
Asian Highway, Seokdang Museum of Art, Busan, South Korea 2015
Literary Illustrations, Museum of Visual Arts, Herakleio, Crete, Greece 2016
Adriatica, Ancient Ovens art space, Macerata, Italy 2016
My Fictitious Homeland, The Loft, Athens, Greece 2017

International Symposiums

Kastel Mojmirovce, Slovakia 2012
KTO University, Turkey 2013
Pocitelj, Bosnia Herzegovina 2013
Özyegin University, Constantinople 2014

Permanent Collections

The Collection of C.Hassapoyannes, Manhattan, New York
The Collection of S.Kivotidis, Athens, Greece
The Collection of C.Christoforou, Nicosia, Cyprus
The Collection of K.Ioannou, Nicosia, Cyprus
The Collection of A.Potsios Wine, Athens, Greece
The Collection of ULUBIH, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
N.Tsakos Family Foundation, Athens, Greece
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  • LECTURER
    DIEK VOLOS,GR. — Volos, Greece
  • TEACHER
    PRIVATE PRIMARY SCHOOL — Volos, Greece
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We need new eyes, in order to get closer and read the work of Thomas Tournavitis. Selected orbits and points of his writing, compose portraits that refuse the static. Faces in a face, moments in a moment, places in a place. A folklore environment develops along with color's impression when it exposes at sunlight. … Read More
We need new eyes, in order to get closer and read the work of Thomas Tournavitis. Selected orbits and points of his writing, compose portraits that refuse the static. Faces in a face, moments in a moment, places in a place. A folklore environment develops along with color's impression when it exposes at sunlight. A modern Hellinistic viewpoint about the portrait in a world of motion. Read Less
We need new eyes, in order to get closer and read the work of Thomas Tournavitis. Selected orbits and points of his writing, compose portraits that refuse the static. Faces in a face, moments in a moment, places in a place. A folklore environment develops along with color's impression when it exposes at sunlight. … Read More
We need new eyes, in order to get closer and read the work of Thomas Tournavitis. Selected orbits and points of his writing, compose portraits that refuse the static. Faces in a face, moments in a moment, places in a place. A folklore environment develops along with color's impression when it exposes at sunlight. A modern Hellinistic viewpoint about the portrait in a world of motion. Read Less
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