Argie Moutafis-Agelarakis, painter and illustrator, earned her BFA at The School of Visual Arts, her MA at Adelphi University, and is a Part-Time Faculty member at both Universities.
Her courses explore her passion for art; drawing from her experience as a published illustrator in archaeology, anthropology, and art. She has experience teaching scientific illustration, foodculture-and-art ethnobotany, the benefits of art therapy, art behind bars, art as social justice/activism, and the relationship of art and science.
In addition to teaching, she is a collaborator and creative liaison of Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation, an initiative sponsored by Adelphi University, Gottesman Libraries, Teachers College, Columbia University, and Sing for Hope. Her paintings, abstract or surreal, are influenced by her technical illustrations, yet break free from them, finding beauty in the purest forms in our natural environment, aiming to convey a rhythm or harmony of color, form, and hope.
Her passion for art and believing in the value of incorporating the arts in education to all individuals/communities has brought her to a position on the Programming Committee at both the Center for the Women of New York and the Hellenic Women’s Alliance.
Follow her on Instagram at @argiearts.