Helen Lieros 2016-10-20T10:15:43+00:00

Project Description

1958/62 Studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts, Geneva

1960 First Prize, Association of Women Artists, awarded by the Swiss Government

1961/62 Prix de Holzer & Bursary – State Scholarship

1962 Diploma and Arts Degree with Honours, Geneva

1962/3 Scholarship to the Institute da Statale d’Arte, Florence, awarded by the Italian Government

1964 Returned home and taught at Chaplin School, Gweru for three years

1985/86 Perfectionment Artistique, Ecole Superieure D’Art Visuel, Geneva: Awarded for improvisation of materials, pigments, colour and painting

1967/2009 Lives and works in Harare

1977/79/84/85/89 Attended Centre des Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva. Etching with D. Diovorne, Ecole Superieure D’Art Visual, Geneva.

1990 Invited Artist in Residence, Wanganui Summer Workshop, New Zealand.

Commissions

1967 Executed four large murals at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Harare.

1996-2002 Executed murals (fresco secco) for the entire Greek Orthodox Cathedral at Maputo, Mozambique.

2008 Invited to return to Maputo to undertake new wall paintings in Greek Orthodox Cathederal.

Permanent Collection, National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

The Cabinet des Estamps and Centre de la Gravure, Geneva.

Museum of African Arts, Paris.

Wilfredo Lam Museum, Cuba.

Mini-Print International, Cadaques, Spain.

Pinakothiki Sophia Laskaridou, Athens

Year Exhibition
1966 Naikes’ Gallery, Bulawayo.
1968 Polworth’s Galleries, Harare.
1970 Barbour’s Gallery, Harare.
1970 Stoa Texnis Gallery, Athens.
1972/75 Tara Arts & Seven Arts, Harare.
1973 Diogenes International Galleries, Athens.
1979 Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare.
1983 Selected works, PG Gallery, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare.
1985 Galerie Chausse Coqs, Geneva.
1991 Major Retrospective Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare.
1995 “Diary of an Inheritance” Gallery Delta, Harare
1995 “Antithesis”, Mayfair Gallery, London.
1998 “Logos – The Word – Gallery Delta, Harare.
2004 Retrospective Exhibition – a selection of paintings and graphics over three decades 1974 -2004, Gallery Delta, Harare.
2004 “Diaspora” Sophia Laskaridou Pinakothiki (State Gallery) Athens, Greece.
2005 ‘Aeons,’ National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
2007 ‘Antithesis,’Sophia Laskaridou Pinakothiki, Athens, Greece.
Year Exhibition
1967 Federation of British Artists, London.
1971 Rhodesian Art, Beira, Mozambique.
1971 The National Annual Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe and frequently in ensuing years to present.
1972 American Embassy, Athens.
1974 Young Artists of Promise, Athens
1974 The First Circle Exhibition, Harare.
1975 Rhodesian Select Exhibition, Ned-Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
1975 Graphics and Drawing Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
1975 Art Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
1976 Exhibition Arta, Gallery Delta, Harare
1976 Select Rhodesian Artist’s Exhibition, Rand Show.
1977 Art Exhibition, Gallery Delta,, Harare
1977 Aspects from Geneva, Gallery Delta, Harare
1977 Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
1977 Environmental and Experimental Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare.
1978 Emergent Art, Gallery Delta, Harare
1979 International Etching Exhibition, Centre de la Gravure, Geneva
1979 Art Forms, Gallery Delta, Harare
1980 Art Zimbabwe Exhibition, National Pavilion, Rand Show, Johannesburg.
1980 Expo 80: Graphics, Paintings, Ceramics and Sculpture, Gallery Delta, Harare
1980 Creative Forms, Gallery Delta, Harare
1980 Aspects from Geneva 2, Gallery Delta, Harare
1981 Art Do Zimbabwe, Maputo, Mozambique.
1981 Graphics and Paintings Gallery Delta, Harare
1981 Summer Exhibition Gallery Delta, Harare
1981/83 Recent Zimbabwean Literary & Art Exhibition, London and touring UK.
1981/82 Commonwealth Overseas League Exhibition, London.
1982 Art Forms 82, Gallery Delta, Harare
1982 Paintings, Graphics and Ceramics, Gallery Delta, Harare
1983 Solidarity Week, Beira, Mozambique.
1983 Spirit of Zimbabwe Exhibition, London.
1983 International All Africa Painting Exhibition, Dakar, Senegal (Award Winner, Second Prize).
1984 Black and White, Gallery Delta, Harare
1984 Contemporary Graphics, Gallery Delta, Harare
1985 Contemporary Graphics, Gallery Delta, Harare
1985 Form and Symbol, Gallery Delta, Harare
1985 Centre Genevois de la Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva.
1986 National Gallery of Zimbabwe Annual (NAM) Baringa Exhibition: (Special Mention in recognition of an artist who has made significant individual contribution “towards pinnacles of excellence in contemporary Zimbabwean art”).
1986 Wilfredo Lam Museum (Cuban Biennale).
1986 Mini-Print (Graphics) International, Cadaques, Spain and USA.
1986 Graphics 86, Gallery Delta, Harare
1986 Painting, Sculptures and Ceramics, Gallery Delta, Harare
1986 Contemporary Zimbabwean Art, Gallery Delta, Harare
1987 Platform 5 Images, Gallery Delta, Harare
1987 Paintings and Sculptures, Gallery Delta, Harare
1988 Paintings, Gallery Delta, Harare
1988 Graphics, Gallery Delta, Harare
1988 National Gallery of Zimbabwe Travelling Exhibition – New Delhi, India.
1988 Zimbabwe Heritage Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare.
1989 Zimbabwe Heritage Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Award of Merit (Painting), Award of Merit (Graphics).
1990 Zimbabwe Heritage Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, First Recipient of the President’s Award of Honour.
1990 Commonwealth Arts Festival & Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand: One of 5 Zimbabwean artists invited to participate.
1990 Graphics, Gallery Delta, Harare
1990 Mini-Print International Exhibition, Cadaques, Spain.
1990 The New Decade, Gallery Delta, Harare
1990 The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare.
1991 Zimbabwe Heritage Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Invited Artist. First of five selected artists presented to HM Queen Elizabeth II.
1991 The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare.
1992 Small Works by Prominent Artists, Gallery Delta, Harare.
1992 Contrasts, Gallery Delta, Harare
1992/94 Zimbabwe Heritage Exhibition, National Gallery of Zimbabwe: Invited Artist.
1992 War on Want, Savannah Gallery, London.
1992 Hope and Optimism Portfolio, Oxford, England.
1993 Graphics Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
1993 Prominent Artists, Gallery Delta, Harare
1993 8 African Women Artists, Savannah Gallery, London.
1994 Graphics Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
1994 The Land Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
1994 Prominent Artists Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
1994 Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
1995 Gallery Delta – 20 Years, Gallery Delta, Harare
1995 Johannesburg Biennale, Zimbabwe Participant.
1996 The Land, The Landmark, The Landscape, Gallery Delta, Harare
1996 Contemporary Art in Zimbabwe Today, Gallery Delta, Harare
1996 Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta, Harare
1997 Graphics Exhibition, Gallery Delta
1997 Prominent Artists Exhibition, Gallery Delta
1997 Landscape – The Changing Scene, Gallery Delta
1997 Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta
1997 MBCA Decade of Award Winners, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare
1998 Crossing Boundaries, The International Museum of Twentieth Century Art, Unesco Headquarters, Paris and Expo, Lisbon – representing Zimbabwe
1998 The Graphics Group Exhibition, Gallery Delta
1998 The Prominent Artists’ Exhibition, Gallery Delta
1998 Invited Artist, First Biennale, National Gallery of Zimbabwe
1999 Works on Paper Exhibition – Gallery Delta
1999 Festival Exhibition – Gallery Delta
1999 The Land Exhibition – Gallery Delta
1999 Prominent Artists Exhibition, Gallery Delta
1999 The Eve of the New Millennium Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2000 Works on Paper Exhibition Gallery Delta
2000 Gallery Delta – 25th Anniversary Exhibition
2000 Earth Vision Exhibition – Gallery Delta
2000 Post Election Selection – Gallery Delta
2000 Ikons, Gallery Delta
2000 The summer Exhibition – Gallery Delta
2001 Art from Zimbabwe. Art in Zimbabwe. Iwalelwa House University of Bayreuth, Germany.
2001 Eclectic – Gallery Delta
2001 Wargames – Gallery Delta with Arthur Azevedo
2001 The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2002 Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Greece
2002 The Small Works – View Point/Split Image Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2002 Explorations II, Gallery Delta
2002 Totems Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2002 The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2003 Olympiad 2004, Gallery Delta
2003 Landscape Paintings, Gallery Delta
2003 Small Works – Insight, Gallery Delta
2003 Ikons Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2003 The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2004 The Collector’s Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2004 Fight Aids, Celebrate Life, Gallery Delta
2004 A Collection of Small Works, Gallery Delta
2004 Works on Paper – Drawings and Graphics, Gallery Delta
2004 The Collector’s Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2004 Fight Aids, Celebrate Life, Gallery Delta
2004 A Collection of Small Works. Gallery Delta
2004 Old and Modern, Gallery Delta
2004 Legacy, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Germany
2004 The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2005 Books, Words and Writings, Gallery Delta
2005 Gallery Delta 30years, Gallery Delta
2005 Black and White, Gallery Delta
2005 Small Works, Gallery Delta
2005 Landmark, Gallery Delta
2005 The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2006 Fragments of the Past – Lost Words, Lost Letters, Lost People: (With Marcos Villalta Pucci) Harare International Festival of Arts, National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
2005 Frame within a Frame, Gallery Delta
2005 Expediency, Gallery Delta
2005 The Post Election Selection, Gallery Delta
2005 A Select Collection
2006 Rembrandt: An African Response on his 400th Birthday, Gallery Delta
2006 Drawings and Graphics, Gallery Delta
2006 A Select Collection, Gallery Delta
2007 Peace Through Unity In Diversity, Gallery Delta
2008 The Summer Exhibition, Gallery Delta
2009 The Land, Gallery Delta
Illustrated catalogues: National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

Arts Rhodesia, National Arts Foundation of Rhodesia, 1978.

Arts Zimbabwe, National Arts Foundation of Zimbabwe 1982.

Insight (Jan 1983) and other Newsletters of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

Inflight Air Zimbabwe Magazine – cover.

Le Soleil, Dakar, 1983.

Africa Asia, Encyclopaedia Zimbabwe,1986.

Zimbabwean Stone Sculpture, Celia Winter-Irving, 1990.

Zimbabwe Heritage Catalogue 1990 – cover.

10 Jahre Zimbabwe Emotion and Kunst, Marie and Christian Schlaga, 1990.

Helen of Gweru, Fiona Lloyd, South Africa, 1991.

Article by the Artist, Southern African Art 1992.

Zimbabwean Women in Contemporary Culture, Diary, 1992.

Greek Artists Abroad, produced and published by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens.

Africa World Art Review, Arts and Culture, 1993.

Gallery Magazine No. 4, and others in the series, Gallery Publications, 1995.

Zimbabwe: Legacies of Stone, Past and Present volumne II, Geert G. Bourgois, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium, 1997.

Gallery Magazine No 20 ,“Painting the Self”, Gallery Publications, 1999.

Gallery Magazine No 30, “Helen Lieros at Home”, Gallery Publications 2001.