George Gianakopoulos has lived in the Fairbanks area for 13 years. He earned a BFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2003 and is well-known locally as an excellent painter and bass fiddle player with several blue grass bands. Gianakopoulos was the featured artist at the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau in 2001, as well as at Well Street Art Company in 2002 and 2007. His most common subject matter is that of musicians playing music. His love of painting and playing music become blended in his artwork.