2015
McEhinney, James Lancel. Art Students League of New York on Painting. Sterling Publishing; (book with reproductions)
Rubenstein, Ephraim. “From Figures to Cityscapes and Nocturnes: The Other Costa Vavagiakis.” The Artist’s Magazine, November 2015: p. 44-51
Rubenstein, Ephraim. “Continual Investigations.” American Artist, Drawing The Complete Course, 2015: p. 120-127

2013
Williams, Austin. “Drawing a Portrait on Toned Paper.” Drawing Magazine, Winter 2014: cover and p. 36-45

2012
McEhninney, James, Lancel. The Visual Language of Drawing. Sterling Publishing; (book with reproductions)
Bloomfield, Maureen. “The Female Figure Today.” The Artist’s Magazine, September 2012: p. 30-37

2011
Rubenstein, Ephraim. “Continual Investigations.” American Artist Drawing, The Complete Course. Summer 2011: p. 130-137

2010
McEhninney, James, Lancel. Classical Life Drawing Studio. Sterling Publishing; (book with reproductions)
Brooker, Suzzane. Portrait Painting Atelier. Watson Guptill Publications, (book with reproductions)
Bahr, Bob. “The Drawer’s Humble Tool.” American Artist, The Best of Drawing. Summer, 2010: p. 22-34

2008
Rubenstein, Ephraim. “The Self in Contemporary Self-Portraits.” American Artist. October 2008: p. 55-67
Rubenstein, Ephraim. “The Fine Line: A Close Look at Fine Contemporary Silverpoint Drawers.” American Artist Drawing, Summer 2008: p. 70-85
Bloomfield, Maureen. “Truth is Beauty.” The Artist’s Magazine. May, 2008: p. 47-52 (with additional web content)
Kassan, David Jon. “Looking at Drawings: ‘Connie XXI’ by Costa Vavagiakis.” American Artist Drawing Online. June 6, 2008.

2007
Bahr, Bob. “Graphite The Drawer’s Humble Tool.” American Artist Drawing. Summer 2007: p. 42-53
Camhy, Sherry. “Silverpoint: Old Medium, New Art.” Fine Art Connoisseur. August 2007: p. 69-70
Birnbaum, Molly. “Eye Candy.” Art News. June 2007, p. 32

2005
Rubenstein, Ephraim. “Continual Investigations.” American Artist Drawing. Summer 2005: p. 18-25
Charles, Larry. “Talent-Spotting at the Art Students League Anniversary Exhibitions.” American Art Collector. October 2005: p. 36-46

2004
Procter, Kenneth J. “Throwing Light on the Subject.” American Artist Drawing. Fall 2004: p. 34-43

2003
Harris, Jane, and Martha Schwendener. Curve: The Female Nude Now. Universe Publishing; (book with reproductions)

2002
Ludin, Norman. The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing. Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (catalogue with reproductions)

2001
Selz, Peter. Costa Vavagiakis: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Hackett-Freedman Gallery, November 2000 (catalogue with reproductions)

2000
Turner, Frederick. “Visionary Realism.” American Arts Quarterly. Summer/Fall 2000: p.9

1999
Selz, Peter, and William Valerio. Modern Odysseys: Greek American Artists of the 20th Century. Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY, October 1999 (catalogue with reproductions)
Re-Presenting Representation IV. Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, October 1999 (catalogue with reproduction)

1997
Hackett-Freedman Gallery, 1987-1997. Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue with reproduction)
McCarthy, Cathleen. “About Face, Art & Antiques,” Summer: p. 56-63

1994
Morales, Tina, and Priva B. Gross. “International Works on Paper.” New York Newsday. May 22: p. C-14

1992
Shinn, Dorothy. “Akron Society of Artists Show Draws Hundreds.” The Beacon Journal. September 13: p. D-17

1987
Raynor, Vivien. “Krasdale’s Nightworks: Urban Rural Nocturne.” The New York Times. November 22: p. WC-44

1986
Forman, Alice. “Hudson Valley ’86 is a Spirited Show.” Poughkeepsie Journal. November 2: p. 1-E

1984
Brenson, Michael. “Art: Show at Academy of Design.” The New York Times. March 30: p. C2-7

1981
Harrison, Helen A. “Showcase for Young Artists Offers an Interesting Beginning.” New York Times. July 5: p. C-14