HIGHLIGHTS

1974 – Completion BA Fine Arts, University of Pretoria, after an initial enrolment for BA Architecture in 1970 and a course change in 1971.Her career spans 40 years (1973 – 2013) which equals more or less 5 exhibitions per year. Up to date: 40 solo exhibitions (14 major)

Selected:

2006 – Gallery at The Orient Hotel
2003 – Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
2002 – University of Pretoria
1995 – Gallery La Villette, Paris
1994 – United Nations headquarters, New York
1994 – Pretoria Art Museum
1991 – 3 month long retrospective exhibition Karl Hofer Museum, Schloss Ettlingen Germany
1991 – Retrospective exhibition at University of Pretoria.

She also participated in 167 group exhibitions.

Selected:

2013 – ‘A TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA’ Pretoria Art Museum
2013 – ‘INTERRUPTED’ University of Johannesburg Art Gallery
2013 – ‘DIALOGUES? (France-South Africa Seasons) ORANGERIE, Senate, Luxembourg Gardens Paris, France
2012 – ‘THIS PLACE/DISPLACE’ University of Johannesburg Art Gallery
2010 – ‘NELSON MANDELA CELEBRATED’ (July) Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
2010 – ‘A CULTURAL BRIDGE India/South Africa’ Chowmohalla Palace, Hyderabad, India
2009 – ‘ENVIRO ART WOW’ National Cultural History Museum, Pretoria
2008 – ‘CENTENARY/EEUFEES’, University of Pretoria
2004 – ‘BRETT KEBBLE ART AWARDS’ Juried Johannesburg South Africa
1999 – ‘DA VINCI EXHIBITION’ Friends of the Pretoria Art Museum
1996 – ’50th Birthday CELEBRATION’, Pretoria Art Museum
1996 – ‘CAIRO- S.A.ART IN EGYPT’ Cairo, Egypt
1996 – ‘SPACE TO BREATHE’, Pretoria Art Museum
1995 – ‘MADIBA AUCTION NEW YORK’, N.Y. United States of America
1995 – ‘MADIBA AUCTION’ (John Griffin Auctioneer), Cape Town, South Africa
1995 – Ekurhelini, Kempton Park Art Competition Exhibition Juried
1995 – ‘ARTISTS OF THE GREATER PRETORIA REGION’- UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria
1995 – ‘MINIATURE EXHIBITION’, Pretoria Art Museum
1994 – ‘OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE ABSA GALLERY’, Johannesburg, South Africa
1994 – ‘OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE TRANSVAAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT BUILDING’, Pretoria
1994 – ‘3-MAN EXHIBITION’, Vanderbijlpark Public Library Vaal Triangle Arts Association, Van der Bijlpark, South Africa
1994 – Ekurhelini, Kempton Park Art Competition Exhibition
1993 – ‘FRIEND’S CHOICE’, Pretoria Art Museum
1993 – ‘ARTISTS FROM THE GREATER PRETORIA REGION’ -UNISA Art Gallery, Pretoria (Curator Frieda Hattingh)
1993 – ‘MOMENTUM ART 1993’, Pretoria Art Museum
1993 – ‘GROUP EXHIBITION’, Civic Centre, Springs South Africa
1993 – ‘PRETORIA PAINTERS & SCULPTORS (1963-1993)’ Pretoria Art Museum
1991 – ‘CELEBRATIONS’, New Gallery of the SA Arts Association, Pretoria
1989 – ‘MINIATURES 25th Anniversary’ (Friends) Pretoria Art Museum
1988 – ‘FOCUS ON PEOPLE’ Official opening: HUMAN SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL BUILDING’, Pretoria
1987 – ‘PAINTINGS & SCULPTURES BY S.A.GREEK ARTISTS’-Johannesburg Sun & Towers Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa
1987 – ‘LEADING PRETORIA WOMEN ARTISTS’-State Theatre, Pretoria
1986 – ‘CENTENARY ART EXHIBITION’, Pietersburg Art Museum, South Africa
1983 – ‘ARTS FESTIVAL’ Pretoria Art Museum
1983 – ‘CAPE TOWN TRIENNALE FINALISTS’, (juried) Pretoria Art Museum
1983 – ‘CAPE TOWN TRIENNALE FINALISTS’, (juried) Art Museum, Cape Town.
1980 – ‘3-MAN EXHIBITION’, National Museum, (Orange Free State Arts Society) Bloemfontein, OVS, South Africa (Gerhard Marx and Chris Spies)
1973 – ‘GROUP EXHIBITION’, University of Pretoria

Selection of highlights:

2010 – Commissioned by Philippine Embassy to paint 3 South African landscapes for the Ambassadors office.
2008 – Entry on SAHO ‘SA History on Line’
2008 – ‘REBIRTH’ featured on cover of magazine Trinity College Melbourne
2008 – University of Maryland- ‘Rebirth’ chosen as a ‘significant South African Art Piece’ and students asked to construct a 12-page analysis of it.
2007 – Completion of Galleries Petites, in addition to her established Gallery.
2006 – Completion of ‘Idyllirium’ Monumental 4.5x 1.3 meter painting
2003 – Award for Excellence, The Lyceum Club of Greek Women
2002 – Selected artist ‘Boss of the Year’ Award
1998 – Selected artist ‘Reach for the Stars’
1995 – Finalist: ‘Excellence Award’ – Greek Chamber of Commerce.
1994 – A symbolical portrait of Nelson Mandela, titled ‘Rebirth’, earns her the United Nations Art and Philatelic Award, whereby she joins the ranks of Miro, Chagall, Dali, Warhol, Vasarely and others.
1994 – Completion, ‘Precious Circle’
1989 – Commencement ‘Precious Circle’
1986 – Medal for Cultural contribution, South African National Defence Force.
1983 – Establishment of Aleta Michaletos Gallery

3 residencies at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris.

For the past few years she has been a regular contributor to the Greek Newspaper: ‘Hellenic News’. Recently she has more narrowly focussed her articles to: ‘What Inspires the Artist’ and 15 Chapters have been published so far.

Her motto is: BABY STEPS – GIANT STRIDES – QUANTUM LEAPS