Welcome to Effie Loves Studio & Gallery!

About the Artist

Effie Hlad is a mixed media artist born and raised in Atlanta, GA as a first generation American in a Greek family. She grew up learning about the importance of patience and attention to detail, which she now uses to create depth and subtlety in her work. Effie began her studies in art at the University of Georgia where she was classically trained using traditional tools and methods, then completed her BFA at Georgia State University where her teachers encouraged her to stray away from traditional rules. Due to this diversity in training, her work drifts between surrealism and abstraction as it explores narratives and spiritual ideas using a variety of media and techniques. For sixteen years, Effie has shown her work in group exhibitions and artistic collaborations including the creation of a mural in the High Museum of Art in 2012.