Born in Athens in 1954, Miltos Pantelias studied engraving and lithography at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and Art Plastiques at Paris 8 University in Paris where he lived for eleven years.


He has presented his artwork in thirty individual exhibitions in Greece, France, Cyprus, Belgium and UK and several group exhibitions and art meetings in Greece and abroad.


 The definition of the palimpsest constitutes the framework of M. Pantelias’ experimentations. The palimpsests refer to old manuscripts which have been erased in order to write new writings on them, this double-written reading defines a new place and becomes the carrier of new interpretation producing a new image. He studies and is inspired by the mechanisms of memory, the past, its recall and transformation into something new, in a new time. The notion of Palimpsest in memory, as it is represented through Pantelias’ work, affects his practice too and finally is reflected through it. Multiple layers of processing which are not always visible; the fabric, the paper and at the same time, in this tranquil frame, the detail in the folds contributes in a sense of an aerial movement.


The most of his artworks function as monumental instantanés that release an aura with intense elements of nostalgia and lust, which is also reinforced by the characteristics of his art, the obsession in the detail and the quiet use of colour.


Personal Exhibitions


2018: Mémoire Atemporelle, Periple Arts et Lettres, Bruxelles

2017: Folded Memory, Evripides Art Gallery, Athens

2016: Galerie Altoe, Wittersdorf, France

2014: Palimpests Folds, Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki

2012: Terra Mater, Bazaios Tower, Naxos, Greece

2012: Maison Du Chevalier, Carcassonne, France

2011: Tholiai te kai apoptygmata, Atrion Gallery, Thessaloniki

2009: Arcadian Museum of Art and History, Levidi, Greece

2009: ArtGallery, Alexandroupolis, Greece

2006: Sensus Rescriptus –Draperies, Skoufa Gallery, Athens

2006: Diosimeia, Art Gallery, Alexandroupolis, Greece

2005: Diosimeia, Alma Theater, Athens

2002: Ecritures paralleles, Espace Periple, Bruxelles

2001: Palimpsests II, Ermoupoleia 2001, Syros, Greece

1999: Palimpsests I, Gallery Trigono, Kifisia, Athens

1998: Skoufa Gallery, Art Athina 6, ‘98

1997: Wigmore Fine Arts Gallery, London

1997: Parallel natures, Espace Periple, Brussels

1996: Terracotta Gallery, Thessaloniki

1994: Gallery Opus 39, Nicosia, Cyprus

1993: Hyacynthos Gallery, Kifisia, Athens

1993: Terracotta Gallery, Thessaloniki

1991: Skoufa Gallery, Athens

1990: Terracotta Gallery, Thessaloniki

1990: Astrolavos Gallery, Pireus, Greece

1989: Skoufa Gallery, Athens

1985: Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens

1981: Kamara Gallery, Monemvasia, Greece

1980: Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens


He has made numerous engravings and lithographies for special numbered editions. His artwork is included in many important public and private collections in Greece and abroad.

He lives and works in Athens.