Iphigenia Gossios Burg
Iphigenia Gossios Burg has seen a lot of the world. She was born in Greece in 1957. She moved to Germany with her family at age nine, then lived in Vienna, Austria, as a teenager. Finally, she came to the USA when she was in her twenties. Since she was a little child, she has always displayed a gift for artistic expression. She continues to learn, develop her abilities, and refine her craft.
Ms. Gossios Burg studied art at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she developed a free style using different media such as oil-pastel, charcoal, oil paint and acrylic. Over time, her passion turned towards collage and mixed media. Most of her work is a mixture of acrylics, collages and oil-pastels, separated or blended together in one piece. In addition to her work as a painter, her passion has expanded to making art jewelry. She participated in several exhibitions at UMass during this period of her development.
From 1992 to 2000, she lived in Pasadena, Calif., where she worked at the U.S. Center for World Mission as a full-time artist. Iphigenia taught art to middle school and high school students. She also did artwork for various magazines and newspapers. She won honors as Artist of the Year at USCWM. During this period, she had the opportunity to do several special projects that are still on display today at the Pasadena campus, including tapestries, murals, and other large-scale pieces.
Ms. Gossios Burg was a participating artist at the Leominster Art Center & Gallery. Three years ago she was selected to serve on the Center’s Board of Directors.
Iphigenia lives in Fitchburg, Mass. She participates in many art exhibitions in her area and works with different art associations throughout Massachusetts. She teaches after-school programs, when she has the opportunity, encouraging children and grown-ups alike to express themselves through the arts.