Elena Papanikolakis uses painting, collage, text and photography to explore the abstraction and suggestion of narrative.

Informing her works are content, characters, events, or scenes gathered from archives of personal and found material, ranging from the historical to the fictional. Her works are concerned with exploring formats of communication, hierarchies of information, and fluid notions of time and place.

She was the recipient of the 2018 Ursula Hoff Institute Award for Postgraduate excellence in Visual Art and Music, as part of the National Works on Paper Prize at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, and has also been awarded the Art Gallery of New South Wales Paris Studio, the 2016 Eva Breuer Travelling Art Scholarship and NAVA’s NSW Artists’ Grant. She has undertaken numerous residencies including the Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris) and Parramatta Artist Studios.

Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions including: Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Parramatta Artist Studios at Artspace, Sydney, New Sacred at Mosman Art Gallery and Young Moderns at Penrith Regional Gallery.

Contact: elena.papanikolakis@gmail.com

Elena Papanikolakis in her studio, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2017

Copyright Elena Papanikolakis 2017