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EFI FUNCK (Greece, Athens b. 1947 / act: Athens)

Efi Funck Efi Funck was born in 1947 in Athens, Greece. She took her first painting lessons under the guidance of the painter Poulinos at the age of thirteen. In the following years she studied painting and drawing at the School of Panos Sarafianos. She received a four-years training for sculpture in stone at the workshop of Takis Kozokos. She studied ceramics at a special educational program of the European Community. She then studied literature in Germany and then painting, sculpture and photography at the University of Hong Kong alongside notable instructors. Efi Funck traveled around the world and especially in countries of Asia, where she documented with the lens and recorded with her brush the habits, customs, and traditions of these people. Upon her return to Greece she gave flesh to her experiences in clay, marble, stone and bronze and on canvas. At present s he maintains her own workshop in Athens, where she teaches sculpture and ceramics.

Efi Funck has exhibited her work in the following personal exhibitions: Cultural Center of Nea Erythrea, Athens (1993); Karydis Center of Visual Art, Filothei, Athens (1999); Dresdner Bank, Athens (2000); and Ersi's Gallery, Athens (2004). She has also taken part in the following group exhibitions: Trinemia, Cultural Center of Nea Erythrea, Athens (1994); Women Artists, German Embassy, Athens (1994-1996); Panhellenic Exhibition, Zappeion Megaron, Athens (1997); Female Presences, Costis Palamas Building, Athens (1997); Politia Art Gallery, Athens (1998); Trinemia: Greek Ceramic Art, Cultural Center of Nea Erythrea, Athens (2000); Eco Festival, National Garden, Athens (2000, 2001); Three Artists, Dresdner Bank, Athens (2001); Clay and Easter, Ersi's Gallery, Athens (2001); Twelve Months in Golden Background, Ersi's Gallery, Athens (2002); A Stroll in Spring, Ersi's Gallery, Athens (2002); Petra Group, Politia Art Gallery, Athens (2002); Contemporary Greek Ceramists, Anetopoulou Museum, Pelion (2002); 44th Panhellenic Exhibition of Ceramics, Maroussi, Athens (2002); Epoches Art Gallery, Kifissia, Athens (2002, 2003); Ideal Images and Idols, Ersi's Gallery, Athens (2003); Para Thin Allos (On the Beach), Epoches Art Gallery, Kiffissia (2003, 2004), Greek and Italian Ceramics Compared, Faenza, Italy (2003); and Greek Ceramists, Anetopoulou Museum, Pelion (2003).

Efi Funk is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece - EETE, where she was elected member of the jury's committee. She's also a member of the Ceramists Union of Greece. continues to live and work in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2006]

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