painting, photo-silkscreen, drawing, environmental art, plexiglas
Visual, and Painting
Adjunct Instructor Shorter University (CAPP division); Adjunct Instructor Georgia Highlands College, Savannah College of Art and Design alumna (2010), Berry College alumna (2008), The Vision Gallery, Spot News Photographer (The Summerville News).
About the artist
Atteka Abdou was born in Rome, Georgia. She studied at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York before graduating in 2008 from Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia with a Bachelors of Arts degree. In 2010, she received her Master's degree in painting at Savannah College of Art and Design. Her first solo exhibition in 2008 was in Rome, Georgia. It was entitled Let Me Hear Your Body Talk. Following it, she was highlighted as an emerging artist in 2008 at the Foothills Art Gallery Emerging exhibition in Lafayette, Georgia. She was also the 2008 recipient of the Dr. Tommy Mew, III Fellowship.
Abdou has participated in group exhibits including the 2009 traveling exhibition Everyone We Know displayed in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Boston, and Washington D.C. That same year she participated in the Rattling Gourd Exhibit, Summerville, Georgia. In 2009, she received merit and academic scholarships from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her paintings are currently featured in the 2009-2010 edition of New Art International painting journal. Abdou's paintings are in private and public collections including the Chattooga County Public Library and the Dennis and Hyden Law Firm.
Abdou is currently exploring the issues of plastic pollution and the results on marine ecosystems with her paintings. Her interest in the ocean and environment started with her first childhood trip to the Mediterranean Sea where it mesmerized her and cultivated a fascination. She creates three dimensional installations from Plexiglas, screws, and screenprints. Her site specific installation in 2010 entitled Paradise Lost at the Georgia Aquarium further emphasizes her exploration of the environment. Abdou's studio is located in Summerville, Georgia where she presently resides.