Maria Ktistopoulou Greek Artist – BALKAN NEWS MAGAZINE

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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).

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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.

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She organized sixteen (16) individual exhibitions. She participated in more than two hundred (200) exhibitions in Greece and abroad. She also represented Greece in International Biennale. At 2007 she released a book – “MONOGRAPH” upon her work, published by ADAM.

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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.

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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.

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