Eleni Rivers

Eleni works full time as an artist, teacher and collaborator. Her paintings, drawings and illustrations have been exhibited and published in both the US and Australia.


2004 MFA, Arts and Consciousness, JFK University, Berkeley, California

Postgraduate Degree in Fine Art, UNSW, Sydney, Australia

Independent study and residencies Tasmania, Central Australia, Greece, England, France, USA, India…

Drawing research with Yvonee Audette, 2008 – present.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 Dench Café, Melbourne

2013 ACAS, Melbourne

2011, Yering Station,

2008/6 Augustine Centre, Melbourne

2003, Togonon Gallery, California

2003, Annex Gallery, California 2002, House of Red, California

The Terrace Gallery, Sydney Workshop Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

NSW Art Gallery, finalist, Wynne Prize Show

Bondi Pavilion Women’s Art Show

Sydney Opera House – Antarctica, exhibition

2015 Caught in the Moment, Melbourne

2007, Open Studio

2005, Open Studios

2003, Emeryville Annual Art Exhibition

2002, 2×2 Annex Gallery, Berkeley

2001, JFKU Annual art exhibition


Brighton Beach Art Prize

UNICEF, 1st prize, Australia-wide show


Artists & Galleries of Australia, Vol. 2, Max Germaine

Art and Australia, Vol. 20, Commentary 457, 1984

Working Artist

2006 – 2016 Art Teacher CAE and more, Melbourne

Numerous art classes for adults including watercolour, mixed media, drawing and expressive arts. Weekly ongoing classes, weekend workshops, Summer School.

2006 – 2015

Collaborator and Program Developer OASES Graduate School, Melbourne

2005 – 2009

Program Developer and Arts Coordinator Augustine Centre, Melbourne

1987 – 2010

Graphic design, Illustration, Events Manager USA and Australia

Professional Memberships

OASES Graduate School, Augustine Centre, Melbourne

New Pacific Studios, Pacific Rim countries

Manager of Artist Studios, North Fitzroy

Alumnus, University of NSW Art School

Alumnus, JFK University, Arts and Consciousness

Drawing Research – online group