ABOUT THE ARTIST KNOWN AS IOANNIS
Ioannis was born in Athens, Greece.
Ioannis was still in college when he designed and painted his first record album cover and art directed his first MTV video in 1983 for Sony Records. That Ioannis Album Cover painting was for the group Art in America (SonyRecords) and it was featured in the book 1000 Record Covers by Michael Ochs as one of the best covers in a collection that spans forty years.
For the last thirty years, Ioannis has created over 400 record covers and campaigns for some of the most Iconic international music acts.
Current and past clients include Universal Music, Sony Music, STARZ, IFC films, EMI, Virgin Records, Tribune, and XM Satellite radio. Deep Purple, Allman Brothers, Uriah Heep, Styx, Blue Oyster Cult, Dream Theater, King Crimson, Bob Weir, Starship,Yngwie Malmsteen, Biohazard, Sepultura, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fates Warning, Quiet Riot, Dokken, Johnny Winter, Extreme, UfO, Overkill, The Tubes, Eddie Money, Van Zant, Saga, and many others.
His limited edition signed prints and originals have been made available through various commercial outlets and online stores, and he has exhibited at galleries in San Francisco and the East coast.
In 2010 he designed a limited edition print for Furthur‘s (Bob Weir, Phil Lesh) appearance at Radio City Music Hall New York that was signed by Ioannis and Bob Weir. Recently. he also started a 20 plus volume set for legendary classic rock band Uriah Heep and created a series of paintings that grace the best-selling book Get The Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became the Biggest Band in the World, published in 2012. He also is the co-author of Fade To Black with Martin Popoff a collection of the best hard rock cover artwork of the vinyl era also published in 2012.
He resides on the coast of Connecticut in Southern New England which is a constant source of inspiration, with his wife Lisa, daughter Maria and two budgies named Philip and Tzatzik and a cat named Mousaka.