Angelo Tziara (b. 1963, Thessaloniki, Greece) is for more than 30 years a multimedia artist based in Athens, Greece. Currently he mainly focuses on large scale paintings. 

His curiosity about experimenting with a variety of materials and craft techniques, since the age of nine, follows him until today. At the age of sixteen, his interest in jewelry led the way to his artistic career path. In 1988 he attended the National School of Jewelry where he studied Craft, Design and History of Art, at the same time, he participated in major artistic Jewelry Workshops in Athens, next to the great Greek craftsmen, Ilias Lalaounis, in collaboration with artists with origins from Asia Minor (a.k.a. Anatolia). 

He collaborated with Greek fashion designers and created accessories for short films for the National Theatre of Northern Greece. His jewelry was exported to other countries and private collections – mainly in Europe and the USA.

He continued to enrich his knowledge in international artistic jewelry design by attending seminars about the History of Jewelry Art at the Hellenic American Athens College, conducted by Lila Dechaves. 

In 1992, his interest in painting started flourishing and as a result, having already prepared a series of paintings and jewelry, he put together his first three big shows in Athens. The first one takes place at Christo Kyriazi’s Art Gallery (solo exhibition with paintings), the second one at Ileana Tounta’s Centre of Contemporary Arts (solo exhibition with jewelry) and the third one at the Benaki Museum (group exhibition with jewelry). It is at this moment in time that Tziara decided to focus solely on painting and sculpture and he started participating in shows in Greece and the USA. 

In 1999, while living and working at his studio in New York’s Madison Avenue, he got his first solo show in Andy King’s Art Gallery. New York’s culture influenced him and shaped his work and personality on many levels until today. 

In 2001, in addition to painting, he became, for a short period of time, the Art Director responsible for the “Olympic Games, Athens 2004” products (jewelry, porcelain, pins). 

He has been traveling extensively to major art capitals around the world, such as Paris, London, Cologne and New York, where he broadened his artistic horizons and his restless creative nature. 

Since 1992, he has participated in well known galleries in Athens, Thessaloniki, Mykonos, Syros and Crete, as well as in Museums, Foundations and Art Fairs, which until today they shape the national contemporary artistic scene (Art Athina, Benaki Museum, Ileana Tounta Centre of Contemporary Arts, Ersi’s Gallery, Iris Gallery, Lola Nikolaou Gallery and many more). 

His most recent exhibition at Agathi – Kartalos Gallery in Athens, showed 40 large scale paintings entitled The End of Fairy Tales (2022). 

Currently he is working on a new series of paintings, entitled Mutations

Tziara’s works can be found in private collections in both Europe and America. Part of his work has been awarded a ‘D’ distinction by the Royal Academy of Arts, London at the Academy’s summer exhibition in 2001 and 2004. 

Since early 2014, Tziara lives and works in Athens, Greece.