Amalia was born and raised in Boston, MA which is where she creates her encaustic art in an atelier situated in a historic mill building just outside of the city.  A true New Englander with European roots and traditions, her perspective is enriched by the marriage of both worlds.  In her works, she strives to convey the themes of beauty and mystery that surround us in our everyday lives.  The ancient art form of encaustic painting applied to the surface of her photographs allows her to bring new meaning and depth to her images.

Juried Shows

Wax-Inc., National Juried Exhibition

South Shore Art Center Cohasset, MA  (November 2011)

Juried by:

Brian T. Allen, Director, Addison Gallery of Art at Phillips Acedemy

Rockport Art Association Juried New England Invitational Show

Rockport Art Gallery Rockport, MA  (October 2011)

Juried by:

Don Stone, Painting and Graphics

John Raimondi, Sculpture

Karin and Steve Rosenthal, Photography

Encaustic Masters: Inspirational Visual Voices

Columbia River Gallery Troutdale, OR  (September 2011)

Juried by:

Jerry Gay, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and artist

Gavin Shettler, Creative Director of Milepost 5, artist community & gallery

Lee Weinstein, Columbia Gorge Arts & Culture Alliance

Other Gallery Shows


Solo Exhibit, Gorse Mill Gallery Needham, MA  (February 2012)


Group Show, Gorse Mill Gallery Needham, MA  (September 2011)


Education & Training

Bentley College, Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems (1988)

Professional in the information technology industry (1988 - 2005)

New England School Of Photography ~ Applied Photography Program (2000)

Amalia Tagaris Photography, Specialized in Portraits (2005 - 2008)

R & F Handmade Paints, Encaustic Photography workshop (2010)

Beyond Basics Workshop with Tracy Spadafora (September 2011)

Somerville,  MA

Creating Depth and Transparency in Wax demo with Tracy Spadafora (September 2011)  Somerville,  MA

Professional Affiliations

Gorse Mills Artist Association (GMAA), Secretary (February 2011 - present)

International Encaustic Artist (IEA) member since 2011

MassWax member since 2011