DELLA ROUNICK, ANDROGYNOUS, 2019
Della Rounick was born in Neapoli and grew up in Veria to Greek parents who came from Asia Minor to the motherland. From an early age she began her artistic journey with painting. Moreover, after finishing school, she moved to Toulouse, France, where she studied French literature and philosophy.
Shortly after marrying Herbert Rounick in New York, Della took painting courses at the Art Students League, under B. Dorfman and R. P. Dart from 1989 to 1992.
After her husband’s passing in 1993, her painting career was put on hold as she became the CEO of her late husband’s fashion company, the HE-RO Group, for four years. While her responsibilities were many, that didn’t stop her from taking Faux Finishes lessons at the Isabel O’ Neil Foundation in Palm Beach in 1993-1994. In additions to that she worked at her private studio in Palm Beach, developing her painting series “The Hermafrodites”.
Della Rounick moved back to Greece in 2004, where she still lives. During summer she lives in Mykonos where she has started “transcribing” many of the themes present in her early paintings into sculptures.
Her first series “Andromeda and Pleiades” are cast in bronze and come in many colors with black and white being the most common ones. Her sculptures are imaginative yet minimalistic, with forms that are simple yet possess elements of duality. This gives an undertone of complexity to her sculptures that are influenced by archaic figurines.
Della Rounick had her first exhibition in Mykonos in August of 2018, which was highly praised from art critic Iris Kritikou who gave the exhibition an outstanding review.