Artist: Helen Lieros
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 dArte, Florence, awarded by the Italian Government
1964 Returned home and taught at Chaplin School, Gweru for three years
1985/86 Perfectionment Artistique, Ecole Superieure DArt Visuel, Geneva: Awarded for improvisation of materials, pigments, colour and painting
1967/2009 Lives and works in Harare
|1966||Naikes Gallery, Bulawayo.|
|1968||Polworths Galleries, Harare.|
|1970||Barbours 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.|
|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 Artists 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 Presidents 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 Collectors 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 Collectors 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|
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
1977/79/84/85/89 Attended Centre des Gravure Contemporaine, Geneva. Etching with D. Diovorne, Ecole Superieure DArt Visual, Geneva.
1990 Invited Artist in Residence, Wanganui Summer Workshop, New Zealand.
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.