ANDY GIANNAKAKIS

Los Angeles-based Andy Giannakakis creates abstract paintings that address the act of making itself. The artist revises each of his works by applying and removing paint using a distinct layering technique, thereby developing pictorial depth. By starting and stopping over a number of months, the final image acquires detail that reflects the artist’s different mental states during the process of making the work.

BIO:

Andy Giannakakis was born in 1988 in Valdosta, GA. He holds a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, and a BFA from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

Solo and two-person exhibitions showing Giannakakis’ work include: Gracie DeVito & Andy Giannakakis at the Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta, Georgia; Country Paintings at Park View/Paul Soto in Los Angeles, California; The Gypsy at Tif Sigfrids in Athens, Georgia; and Gallery Share at Park View/Paul Soto in Los Angeles, California.

Group exhibitions showing Giannakakis’ work include: Le Hangar at La Maison de Rendez-Vous in Brussels, Belgium; Fiction Follows Form at Los Angeles Mission College in Los Angeles, California; The Earth Axis Tilt Shifts at Park View/Paul Soto in Brussels, Belgium; LA Friends: Group Show at Rental Gallery in East Hampton, New York; Blazing on the Pinnacles and Minarets and Balanced Rocks at CCSU Gallery in New Britain, Connecticut; APOCALYPTO at Arturo Bandini (LA) in Jackson, Wyoming; and Of a Well Sucked Apricot Pit at Tif Sigfrids Gallery in Los Angeles, California.

Giannakakis lives and works in Los Angeles, California.