Aria studied printing, book making and typography on a state
scholarship under the guidance of her teacher Costa Gramrnatopoulos
at the Athens School of Fine Arts (printmaking laboratory). She has
participated in many important exhibitions in Greece and abroad
since 1962. She has worked as a teacher of printmaking and graphic
arts in private and public schools and technical schools as well.
She has also been engaged in the illustration of many books both of
state and private publications. She has made introductions in
seminars on topics pertaining the teaching of art. She has a
certificate for her participation and teaching in the seminar on
Fine Arts, on the Greek and European Education, the professional
preparation for the Young Unemployed Emigrants and the Home-Comers.
The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Secretary of
the Greeks abroad organized the seminar, with the participation of
the European Monetary Fund.
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has participated in radio informative broadcasts and has published
articles in newspapers, journals and magazines on art and the
technique of engraving. Among the articles is the one on "Condensed
History of Engraving", which was published in the first issue of the
magazine "Plastic Art" in 1982 and its cover was an illustrated copy
of one of her works. In this article she analyzed the techniques used
for engraving on wood, stone, copper and lithography as well. Other
articles were also based on the art of engraving at schools, and many
literature books have housed her works on their covers. She was
invited by the Greek Television networks to give information on the
uses of techniques of plastic arts and was asked to show and explain
the technique of engraving on wood and linoleum to children. She has
also participated in a debate with the public on the theme: “The role
of prototypes and multiple reproductions”. Her works have been awarded
many times and she has received many distinctions and medals. Among
one of them was the official distinction in 1985 in Italy from the
Prefecture of Umbria where the ceremony was covered by the RAI
(Italian Television). There was also a long memorable article in the
newspaper in Romania written by the distinguished Mr. 0. Petra
dedicated on her work in 2000. She is also a member in the Honorary
Appointment Research Board of Advisors in the American International
Institute, and as well a member of the Alumni Association of the
Athens’ School of Fine Arts (University) and a founding member of "The
Greek Engravers’ Union" and member of the Chamber of Arts of Greece.
She also a member of the Kyoto International Woodprint Association.
Many of her works are found in the National Art Gallery of Greece, in
the Municipality’s Art Gallery of Athens, in many National and Local
Art Galleries and Museums all over the world, and in banks as well.
Many Greek and foreign collectors own some of her works.