Grivas Vasilis

Brief Bio


Vasilis Grivas was born in Lamia, Greece. He is an illustrator of children's and adults’ books. In his long career he has worked with many publishers and illustrated more than a 100 books and covers, in Greece and abroad. He is also involved with painting, participates in exhibitions and performs two solo. He also writes and illustrates his own stories, which have been published internationally.

He is a member of the Chamber of Visual Arts of Greece.


Work Experience


                        Participations & Exhibitions


2018                     Kishenev, Moldova: III International Contest of the Theatrical Poster


2017                     Slanted: Participation in German design magazine

Liverpool, UK: Art of Reggae exhibition (Awards by the 5th International Reggae Poster Contest)

                             Chania, Crete: 100 Posters from Crete


2016                     Athens: BikeArt Exhibition in Technopolis of Gazi



2013                     Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LLC

“Zaf, the Persian Cat”, written and illustrated

“Cat’s Eyes”, illustrated


2012                     Sharjah International Book Fair, Ministry of Culture, United Arab Emirates:

Participation with three artworks

Spa & Spa Advertising Company, Udine, Italy

Design for Hear Vision glasses for Rock Run Roll Company

Stimulus Respond Online Magazine, UK

Illustration for an article about modern cities’ architecture


2007                          Athens: Solo Exhibition in EOS Gallery


2007                     Prenatal Diagnostic Center, Cytogenomic FA, Bucharest, Romania: Logo creation


2006                     Athens Voice’s Magazine: Cover and illustrated articles


2002                     Embassy of the United States of America, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service of the

United States: Creation of brochure and logo for the agricultural department


1997                   Lamia, Greece: Solo Exhibition in Davanellos Art House


Dream Chasers Magazine (vol 12, 2011)