Florida Artists Group

  Area IV Member

  George Trimitsis Ph.D. — Digital Artist

George Trimitsis

Climate Change
36 x 24

George Trimitsis 
Plans For The Future
24 x 36

 George Trimitsis
George Trimitsis
36 x 24

George Trimitsis

Rumination On An Old Theme
36 x 24

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Member of Flag since

FLAG Positions Served:

2014 - 2015 Area Chair
2015 - President

George's Bio:

George Trimitsis’ formal education is in the sciences. He holds a Doctorate degree in Chemistry and has been on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown for nearly thirty years. He retired from the University in 2006 and he and his wife moved to Florida in 2007. Along with his scientific endeavors, Trimitsis has been actively involved in producing and exhibiting art. A great deal has been written about the relationship between art and science in such Journals as Leonardo (MIT Press), and numerous books have been published on this subject. Although opinions about the similarities and differences between the two fields differ, Trimitsis has found that his active involvement in both fields has given him a richer perspective in each area. Furthermore with scientific research governed and restricted by the laws of nature, it has been a liberating experience for him to delve into art-making where even the sky is not the limit. As he explains in his Artist’s Statement, below, the computer is his primary tool for creating his artwork. This platform gives him the flexibility he needs to carry out what amounts to research in art-making.

For the last twenty years, George Trimitsis has been exhibiting his art nationally in the form of group exhibitions as well as one- and two-person shows in galleries, museums, art centers and university forums. His work has found a home in the permanent collections of Academic Institutions of Higher Learning, e.g., Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA, museums, e.g., Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, and numerous private collections.

In addition to creating art, Trimitsis has been lecturing and offering short courses about the relationship between art and science (Saint Petersburg College, Eckerd College)

Artist’s Statement:

George Trimitsis’ art reflects his formal education in the sciences, and his fascination with poetry and mythology. He belongs to a contemporary generation of artists for whom the computer is the primary tool in the art-making process. In his case, the computer enables him to create artwork using a multitude of fragments (unit cells) from photographic/scanned images, or de novo. The completed artworks generally lie somewhere between fact and fiction, reality and imagination, art and science. The ambiguity built into the artworks is an element that Trimitsis consciously seeks to incorporate in them. He believes that abstract or semiabstract art is in many ways a reflection of life itself with all of its ambiguities, unpredictabilities, and surprises. Indeed, Trimitsis would like to believe that the tension resulting from the juxtaposition of the scientific/real and poetic/mythological aspects reflected in his artworks would in the end enhance the intellectual and/or emotional pleasure that viewers may get from them. 

Recent One-Person Exhibitions:
  • Palm Harbor Library Art Alcove, Palm Harbor, FL, 2011
  • Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Focus Gallery, St. Petersburg College, Tarpon Springs Campus, Tarpon Springs, FL, 2011
  • Clearwater Main Library, Clearwater-Art in City Buildings Project, Clearwater, FL, 2010
  • Palm Harbor Library Art Alcove, Palm Harbor, FL, 2009
  • Jenner Art Gallery, Jennerstown, PA, 2004

  • Arts Along the Avenue, Featured Artist for September 2003, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, Altoona, PA, 2003

  • The Wolf-Kuhn Gallery, Mount Aloysius Art Alliance, Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA, 2003
Recent Two-Person Exhibition:

Altered States: Art in the Digital Age, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley,
         Ligonier, PA, 2005

Recent Invitational Exhibitions:
  • Invitational Art Exhibition, The Wolf-Kuhn Gallery, Mount Aloysius Art Alliance, Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA, 2004
  • Advance/Recede, Traditional and Nontraditional Photography Exhibition, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Glen Allen, VA, 2004