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Ktistopoulou Maria was born in Athens. She studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under professors Triantafyllos Patraskidis, Martinos Gavathas and Marina Lampbraki-Plaka.

She was awarded three scholarships from the State Scholarships, She graduated with honors in 1990. Shee also studied Graphic Arts at the Athens Technological Institute (ATI).

Her works are included in the following collections: National Gallery, Athens – Kouvoutsaki Gallery, Kifissia – Museum Vorres Paiania – Florina Museum of Modern Art – Museum-Library Stratis Eleftheriadis (Teriade), Varia Mytilene – Municipal Gallery of Ermoupolis, Syros – Komotini Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art Aitoloakarnania Chris & Sophia Moschandreou, Messolonghi – Vlassis Frissiras Collection and other private collections in Greece and abroad.

She organized sixteen (16) individual exhibitions. She participated in more than one hundrend and sixty (160) exhibitions in Greece and abroad. She also represented Greece in International Bienniale. At 2007 she released a book – “MONOGRAPH” upon her work, published by ADAM.

Along with painting, she worked as a creative art director at an international advertising network, Lowe Alector (1988-1999).

She received the first prize for posting the ad campaign for SOYA, at the fourth Greek advertising festival in Athens.

She taught drawing and painting at AKTO Art & Design  School of Graphics during 1988-1994.

She was involved in preparing candidates for the School of Fine Arts Athens and Thessaloniki, at preparation studio of Adrianos Sotiris (2000-2006).

Participated in the ART EN CAPITAL salon des independants at GRAND PALAIS in Paris.

Held her first retrospective exhibition at the Cyclades Gallery in Syros Cyclades in July 2011.

 

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

 

1995       Dwellings of Vision. Maria Papadopoulou Art Gallery, Athens.

1997       Crypts. Trigono Art Gallery, Kifissia.

1999       Paraphernalia. Creonides Art Gallery, Athens.

2000       Ancillary and Exceptionable. Metamorphosis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki.

2001       Adam Gallery, Athens.

2002       National Research Centre, Athens / Curator: Athena Schina (Part of the Colloquium Myth against Hunger, dedicated to                           the World Food Day).

2003       Metamorfosis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki.

2004       Ship Portraits. Adam Gallery, Athens.

2007       Views and Seasons of Nature. Gallery Skoufa, Athens.

2009       Metamorfosis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki.

2010       Gallery  F, Karditsa.

2010       Gallery Etienne de causans. Paris

2011       Hermoupolia, Cyclades Gallery, Syros (retrospective)

2013       Gallery THEORIMA, Βrusells

2013       Gallery SKOUFA, Athens

2013      Metamorfosis Art Gallery,Thessaloniki.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

 

1990       Mediterranean Biennale. Algiers.

1990       The Athens School of Fine Arts: 1989-90 Graduates. National Gallery in Athens.

1990       Five Women Painters. Psychoulis Gallery, Volos.

1991       Twofold Dedication to Modern Greek Painting. Keratsini Municipality.

1991       10th International Biennale of Drawing. Cleveland.

1991       The Athens School of Fine Arts: 1989-90 Graduates. Teriade Museum and Library, Varia, Lesbos.

1991       First Salon of Young ASFA Artists. Aenaon International Art Centre, Athens.

1993       Colours from Keratsini. Keratsini Municipality.

1993       Painting. Maria Papadopoulou Art Gallery, Athens.

1995       Appositions-Juxtapositions. Citibank, Athens (Organized by Vicky Dracos Contemporary Art).

1995       Tribute to El Greco. National Gallery, Athens.

1995       Florina Museum of Modern Art.

1995       The Apocalypse of Saint John the Apostle. Modern Visual Arts Approaches. Patmos Elementary School and Aenaon

International Art Centre, Athens (Exhibition organized by Aenaon).

1996       Art Logos by Women V. Aenaon Art Gallery, Neo Psychico, Athens.

1997       Bacchanalia. Paratiritis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki / Curator: Athena Schina

(Event under Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe 1997).

1997       Foci of Vision. Larissa Modern Art Centre / Curator: Athena Schina. 1997             Lures of Vision. Atrion Gallery, Thessaloniki / Curator: Athena Schina.

1997       Artists Presenting Small Size Works. Creonides Art Gallery, Athens.

1998       Foci of Vision. Western European Union, Brussels / Curator: Athena Schina.

(Under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Greek Ministry of Culture).

1998       Positions and Views of Greek Twentieth Century Painting in the Costas Ioannides Collection.

Corfu Municipal Gallery / Curator: Manolis Vlachos.

1999       Group Exhibition by Collaborating Painters. Gallery F, Karditsa.

1999       The Olive Tree: Past and Future. P. & M. Cydonieus Foundation, Andros.

1999       Young Representational Painters. Kouvoutsakis Art Gallery, Kifissia.

2002       Group Exhibition by Collaborating Painters. Gallery F, Karditsa.

2003       Natures Mortes. Gallery F, Karditsa.

2003       Inaugural Show at the Art City Michalarias Hall. Malakasa.

2003       Visual Art Ode: Forms, Harmonies, Counterpoints, Rhythms. Eleftheria Municipal Park, Athens / Curator: Athena Schina

2003       The Olympic Spirit and Modern Greek Art. Chania Municipal Gallery and Saint Marc Basilica, Heraclion (Crete).

2003       Group Exhibition by Collaborating Painters. Gallery F, Karditsa.

2003       Group Exhibition by Collaborating Painters. Ecphrase Gianna Grammatopoulou, Glyphada.

2003       Group Exhibition by Collaborating Painters. Adam Galleries, Athens.

2003       Art Goes to School. 4th Lyceum of Peristeri / Curator: Maria Ktistopoulou (Event for the School Library Inauguration).

2004       Olive Tree World. Theophilos Museum, Lesbos and Saint Marc Basilica, Heraclion

(Crete) / Curators: Olga Mentzafou-Polyzou & Athena Schina (Organized by the Vikelaia Public Library).

2004       The Olympic Spirit and Modern Greek Art. Ioannina Municipal Gallery. The Lazarite Convent, Thessaloniki.

Giorgio de Chirico Art Centre, Volos. Municipal Cultural Centre of Athens.

Patras Municipal Gallery / Curator: Peggy Kounenaki.

2004       Agonon Polis (Olympic Games City). The City of Athens Technopolis at Gazi / Curator: Athena Schina (Under the auspices of the Athens Municipality celebrating the 2004 Olympics).

2004       Twentieth Century Sculpture and Painting. Art City Michalarias.

2004       C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia (Cyprus).

2004       Trigono Art Gallery, Kifissia.

2005       Playing Games. Adam Galleries, Athens.

2005       Mesologgi Today, through the Art. Contemporary Art Gallery Mesologgi, Christos & Sofia Moschandreou.

2005       Trigono Art Gallery, Kifissia.

2005       A Table. Gallery Skoufa, Athens / Curator: Iris Kritikou.

2005       Views of the Sea. Adam Galleries, Athens.

2006       90 Artists for the Human Rights. Eleftheria Municipal Park, Athens.

2006       Once upon a Time… Penelope Delta. Athens College`s Theatre, Psychico.

2006       Views of Flowers. Metamorphosis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki / Curator: Harris Kambouridis.

2006       Contacts. Adam Galleries, Athens.

2006       The Greek Sale. London (Organisation: Bonhams).

2007       Always Opened, always Sleepless, my Soul’s Eyes: Giving an Outline of Dionisios Solomos. Gallery of Modern Art in Aitoloakarnania, Christos & Sofia Moschandreou, Messologgi (2008). Art Center of Athens Municipality, Athens / Curator: Iris Kritikou

2008       Trends of Representative Art  & Natural Beauty. Bonicos Gallery, Athens / Curator: Christos Michalopoulos.

2008       Art – Life for the Planet. Goulandri Museum of Natural History – Gaia Center, Kifissia.

2008       Greek Artists for Human Rights. Skoufa Gallery, Athens (Organisation: Human Rights’ Protection Center).

2008       Painters’ Aegina. Historical and Folkloric  Museum of Aegina’s Municipality, Aegina. Athens’ Municipality Cultural Centre Melina,

Athens / Curator: Iris Kritikou.

2009       4 Seasons. Martial Museum, Athens (Organisation: Art Expertise).

2009       Greek Art of 19th & 20th Century. The Zappeion Exhibition Hall, Athens (Organisation: Petros Vergos).

2009       Municipal Art Collection of Ermoupolis: Exposition B΄. Cultural Centre of  Municipality of Ermoupolis, Syros / Curator: Nicholas Moore.

2009    Papadrielios Art Gallery Opening, Komotini.

2009    The Greek Sale. London (Organisation: Bonhams).

2009    Piraeus’ Neighboorhoods. Olimpiakos Museum, Piraeus (Organisation: Art Prisma).

2009       New Generations-Great Masters. Melina Merkouri Cultural Center of Hydra (Organisation: Mary Alexiou – Athens Art Space).

2009       Among the Pistachio Trees. Markellos Tower, Aegina / Curators: Iris Kritikou – Manolis Peratikos

2010       Art en Capital. Salon des intependants,Grand Palais, Paris.

2010       Aura Arboris. St George Lycabetus Athens. Curator: Dora Iliopoulou Rogan.

2011       Sea rink. The sea scenery in Greeek painting, Metamorfosis Art gallery, Thessaloniki.

2011       Clean Greece. Art center-Eleftherias Park, Atens.

2011       Bread, Wine, Oil. Diexodos Museum-gallery, Messolongi.

2011       Natura. International year of forests, 2011 Evgenidis foundation.

2012       Adam Gallery Athens.

2012       Gallery  ARGO.

2012       30 years celebration. Gallery Skoufa, Athens.

2017 ART ATHINA 2017, gallery ART PRISMA, Sports Venue P.Faliro (Taekwon Do Stadium)