Our first collaboration with Ariana Papademetropoulos was the now sold out print edition Her tears were expensive; fresh water pearls (2020). We collaborated for a second time in 2021 to create a trio of editions — The Best Whistler in the World, Guilty Pleasure, and The Mother of Pearl.
Ariana Papademetropoulos (b. 1990, Pasadena, CA) has held solo exhibitions such as Baby Alone in Babylone at Vito Schanbel Gallery (New York), Unweave a Rainbow at Vito Schnabel Gallery (New York), Just Like Arcadia at The Breeder (Athens), Sunken Gardens at Soft Opening (London), and The Man Who Saved a Dog from an Imaginary Fire at Wilding Cran (Los Angeles). Selected group exhibitions include All of them Witches at Deitch Projects (Los Angeles), and Anima Mundi at Manifesta (Marseille). Curatorial projects include The Emerald Tablet at Jefferey Deitch (Los Angeles), which included work by Mike Kelley, Agnes Pelton, Raúl de Nieves, Theodora Allen, and many others; as well as Revenge of the Crystal at SADE (Los Angeles) and Veils, an exhibition at The Underground Museum (Los Angeles). Papademetropoulos was among a group of selected artists invited by Donatien Grau and the Musée du Louvre to create a video proposing their own view of the institution, to celebrate the museum’s 230th anniversary in 2023. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.