Yiota Skarveli was born on 9 January 1958 in Sparta, Greece. She studied painting at the Metropolitan University of London, and continued her studies in fine arts at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, where she produced and developed the abstract expressionist style by which she is known today. London became her home for two decades, during which she was actively involved with the contemporary art scene.
Yiota Skarveli has presented the following personal exhibitions: Uncanny I, Art Center of the Municipality of Athens - ACMA, Athens (2000); Uncanny II, ArTower Galleries, Athens (2002); Yiota Skarveli, Art Space, 53d Sofokleous Street, Athens (2007); and The Book of Hours, Saint George Chapel, Mystras (2007). Her work has featured in the following group exhibitions; Polish Cultural Institute of London, England (1993); Highgate Art Gallery, London (1998); Scenes in Perspective, ArTower Galleries, Athens (2003); Narcissists and Cannibals, ArTower Galleries, Athens (2003); The Rape of Europe, Luke & A Gallery, London (2003); New Order of Things, ArTower Galleries, Athens (2004); and Contemporary Counterparts, ev+a, Belltable, Limerick, Ireland (2005); Les Chiens Vagabonds, Booze Cooperativa, Athens (2006); and Group Exhibition, Danubius Hotel, Regents Park, London (2007).
Yiota Skarveli currently lives and works in Athens and London.
[Megakles Rogakos 05/2005]
ILIOPOULOU-ROGAN, DORA Uncanny I 1999 Art Center of the Municipality of Athens, Athens [Greek]
SKARVELIS, PANDELIS & TATLA, ELENI Uncanny II 2002 ArTower Galleries, Athens [Greek]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES The Rape of Europe 2003 Luke & A Gallery, London [English]
ROGAKOS, MEGAKLES Yiota Skarveli: A Moment of Utter Immobility 2005 [English]
KOLOKOTRONIS, YANNIS & SEFERIADES, SERAFIM Yiota Skarveli 2007 Nireas Art Editions, Athens [Greek]