Xanthippe Tsalimi is a Greek fine artist who now lives and works in New York City. She studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, having completed her bachelor’s degree in interior design and architecture at the School of Graphic Arts, at the Technological Education Institute in Athens. In addition, she was awarded a grant to attend the Helsinki University of Art and Design in Finland, where she participated in a multi-national art project. After she completed her studies, she was awarded a scholarship from the Royal Academy of History and Art of San Quirce and Madrid’s Academy of Fine Arts in 2007 and 2008 respectively. The award granted her residency in various landscape workshops and exhibitions in Segovia, Spain. During the past several years, her artwork has achieved much notable recognition. Her work has been shown throughout Greece, Spain, France, Finland and within the United States.
Tsalimi’s primary artwork consists of oil paintings of different scales and formats. Her work is an amalgam of environmental and atmospheric abstracts, with images that evoke mood, ranging from tranquility and solace, to turbulence and chaos. Her work is atypical of Mediterranean art; It is timeless and reflective, human presence is strongly implied and yet void within the landscape. An experience of places and emotions, much like a not so distant memory or of a time that may or might not have come to pass. The landscapes are neither vacant nor desolate, but rather strong in sentiment and very much alive in their moment.