My work has always been about conveying a feeling – much like capturing a moment in time. How does one describe a feeling? That is unique for every person on this Earth. For me, it is the abstract use of color – at times a subdued palette, at other times a vibrant kaleidoscope. It is a moment that will never happen again, as seen through the lens of my experiences. I don’t put too much thought into what I want to necessarily convey when starting a piece, but only try to harness the feeling coursing through me. My work is simply a snapshot of my psyche in a fleeting moment of time, a reaction to life, pure and simple.

Art movements that I love: Weimar, Bauhaus, Dada, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Pin-up, Minimalism, & Feminist Art.

Music you’ll find me listening to while I create: Elvis Presley, Glam, Rockabilly, Electro, the Velvet Underground, Prince, the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Chromeo, and any of my dad’s old Greek records.

Vivian Haritos was born and raised on the north side of Chicago. She graduated from UIC’s College of Architecture and the Arts with a BA in Art History, and received her graduate certificate in Museum Studies from Northwestern University. She currently resides in Irving Park, where she creates art out of her home studio.

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