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Amalia Kouvalis is a Chicago based artist with a BFA in oil painting and printmaking from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is heavily influenced by dreams, silent films, and Victorian aesthetics. Amalia paints and illustrates representational realism while also creating mysterious and eerie auras to produce surrealist undertones.

Amalia has taught several drawing & painting classes as well as etching classes at various art centers such as Lillstreet Art Center, Oak Park Art League, and Glenview School of Arts. She has also lead art camps at Glenview School of Arts, Lillstreet Art Center, and the Northbrook Park District. Currently, she is the Assistant Director / Marketing & Sales Coordinator of One River School of Art + Design in Lincoln Square.