Eleni Michailou was born in 1957 in Athens, Greece. She took painting courses at Vrassidas Vlachopoulos Painting studio (1975-1976). She studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1976-1981) painting with Yiorgos Mavroidis (1977-1981) and set design with Vassilis Vassiliadis (1979-1980). With a British Council fellowship she pursued postgraduate research in the Visual Arts Department at Goldsmiths College - University of London (1987) under the supervision of Nicholas de Ville. She studied printmaking with Fotis Mastichiadis (1992-1994).
Eleni Michailou presented the following personal exhibitions: Child's Suitcase, 7 Gallery, Athens (1991), Person in Pieces, 7 Gallery, Athens (1994); June-July 1994 / Illusion, 24 Gallery, Athens (1998); Shade / Light, (2004); and E Garden / Flor, 7 Gallery, Athens (2007). She also took part in the following group exhibitions: Athens School of Fine Arts Degree Show, Institute Français, Athens (1981); Painters of Ekali, Cultural Centre of Ekali (1983); Watercolors: Zissiou, Michailou, Fotou, Epoches Gallery, Kifissia (1985); Panhellenic Art Exhibition, Piraeus Port Authority - OLP, Piraeus (1987); Polyedro, Patras (1988); The International Prix of Contemporary Art of Monte-Carlo, Monaco (1988); Booze, Athens (1991); The Baltic Way, International Exhibition of Watercolour Painting, Riga, U.S.S.R. (1992); Europaische Kollektion fur die Baltische Trienalle, Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany (1992); Art Athina, 7 Gallery, Athens (1994); To Our Professor George Mavroidis, House of Cyprus, Athens (1997); Exhibition of the Nikos Grigorakis Ex-libris collection, Yakinthos Gallery, Kifissia (1997); Greek Artists 1950-2000, Rethymnon Centre of Contemporary Art, Lefteris Kanakakis Municipal Gallery, Rethymnon (1998); Exhibition of the Vasssilis Zevgolis Ex-libris Collection, Stoa tou Vivliou, Athens (1999); Micropainting, Greek Chamber of Fine Arts, Athens (2003); 20x20cm, 7 Gallery, Athens (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007); Greek Spring, Artigraf, Athina (2005, 2006, 2007); Unfair, 7 Gallery, Athens Imperial, Athens (2007); and Makedonia Palace, Thessaloniki (2007).
Eleni Michailou continues to live and work in Athens.
ALBUM Child's Suitcase 1991 Gallery 7, Athens
ALBUM Person in Pieces 1994 Gallery 7, Athens
ALBUM Shade / Light 2004 Gallery 7, Athens
GOUKOULI, CLIO / KOURIA, AFRODITE Child and Games in Neohellenic Society of the 19th & 20th Centuries 1999 Kastaniotis Editions, Athens
MARANGOU, MARIA Greek Artists, Investigations 1950 - 2000, The Permanenent Collection 1999 Rethymnon Centre of Contemporary Art