Alexis Avlamis (b.Athens 1979) received an early art instruction from Bennington College, Vermont and later on received a BFA(hons) in Painting from the Athens School of Fine Arts. By tapping into a stream of consciousness, he creates dreamlike mindscapes aiming at a Cosmic Unity, where nature and the artifice co-exist symbiotically. He has extensively employed the visceral encaustic technique, in order to explore new painterly possibilities, while approaching a transformative connection between the past and the present, a historic tradition with which he feels compelled to engage. Avlamis is a laureate of the International Emerging Artist Award, which saw his works exhibited in Dubai and Brussels. Juried shows and competitions include the: Biennale Austria, Vienna (upcoming), the Art Kudos International (upcoming), the Stencil Art Prize, upcoming (Australia), the Day Dreamers, Bg Gallery (California), the Bloom Award, Shortlisted (Cologne), the Artist Statement, CICA Museum (South Korea), the Anthology, Charlie Smith London (UK), the Mamut Art Project (Istanbul), the IEAA Award (Dubai and Brussels), the Dave Bown Projects, (New York), the Heart Revive, Sunshine Museum (Beijing), the Drawing Center’s Viewing Program (New York) and several others. He has attended artist residencies in China, United States and Finland, has been published and interviewed internationally and works may be found in private and museum collections, such as the Djurhuus Collection, Denmark and the Henan Art Museum’s collection, China.