Born in Athens in 1971
From 1990 to 1996 he studied Painting and Etching at the School of Fine Arts of Athens, Greece. In 1995, he studied Painting and Etching at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague, Netherlands. In addition, during all these years, he has been studying (self-taught) photography and photo editing, with analogue and digital media.
Since 2017, he has been living and working in Moscow as an artist and tutor of painting and drawing at the British Higher School of Art & Design and Moscow Film School. He also works as a lecturer on Artistic Photography at MMOMA, Moscow MANEGE, OCTAVA Cultural Cluster in Tula and L'Appartement 83 in Moscow.
Between 1998 and 2011, Vangelis had a very successful career as an illustrator at the Greek newspaper «Elefterotypia». From 2000 to 2017 he taught drawing and painting at AKTO Art & Design College (Partner of Middlesex University of London) in Athens, Greece. From 2013 to 2017 he also taught photography and photo editing using Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Lightroom at the Hellenic- American Educational Foundation (Adult Education Programs) in Athens, Greece.
His Artworks can be found in private collections in Russia, Greece, Belgium, Luxembourg and Canada.
1990 - 1996 Degree and Master in the field of painting, Athens School of Fine Arts, Painting Department, Prof. Triantafyllos Patraskidis (1990-1992) and Prof. Dimitrios Mytaras (1992- 1996) Workshops.
1994 - 1995 Painting and Etching studies under I.K.Y (State Scholarships Foundation) at KONIKLIJKE ACADEMIE VAN BEELDENDE KUNSTEN DEN HAAG (The Hague, Holland).
1991 - 1994 Athens School of Fine Arts – History of Art, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Architectural Design, Pedagogy And Psychology of Education, Graphic Design.
1992 - 1993 I.K.Y (State Scholarships Foundation) scholarship for artistic excellence.
1991 - 1993 Athens School of Fine Arts - Etching Department Prof. Thanasis Exarhopoulos Workshop.
2019 Solo Art Exhibition, Cultural space «L'Appartement 83»,Moscow.
2019 Solo Art Exhibition, Galerie Ediva, Moscow.
2018 Solo Art Exhibition, Galerie Ediva, Moscow.
2018 Solo Art Exhibition, Embassy of Greece, Moscow.
2018 Solo Art Exhibition, Cultural space «L'Appartement 83»,Moscow.
2016 Group Art Exhibition «IndepArt», Τhe Image Gallery, Athens.
2016 Group Art Exhibition «Subject to Plane», Malou Art Gallery, Athens.
2013 Group Art Exhibitions «Variations on Loneliness», Art & Design College AKTO, Athens.
2013 Group Art Exhibition «Summer Ascent 2013», Art GallerTitanium, Athens.
2012 Group Art Exhibition «Horizons» organised by KETHEA, Piraeus Municipal Art Gallery.
2011 Group Art Exhibition «Art en capital», salon «Société Des Indépendants», Grand Palais, Paris.
2007 Solo Art Exhibition, «To Milo» Arts Venue, Athens.
2003 Solo Art Exhibition, «To Milo» Arts Venue, Athens.
1998 «Summertime 98», Aenaon Art Gallery, Athens.
1998 «5th New Artist Salon», Aenaon» Art Gallery, Athens.
1998 Athens War Museum (Exhibition of works especially produced for the illustration of the album «For Cyprus»).
1996 Photography exibition «Imaginary portrait», Eirmos Art, Thessaloniki.
1996 Photography Exhibition, in collaboration with Prof.Dimitris workshop, «Kreonidis» Αrt Gallery, Athens.