Born in Pireas in 1952, he was an Athens School of Fine Arts student under the tutelage of Giorgos Mavroidis (1970-1974). He pursued his studies in Lyon and Paris (1978-1981) and then joined Leonardo Cremonini’s studio at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts as observer. He returned to Greece in 1982 and settled in Athens. Along with Irini Iliopoulou, Giorgos Rorris, Edouard Sacaillan and Maria Filopoulou they set up an informal artistic team which endorsed the ‘return to paintability’. It was in 1982 that he featured his works in his first individual exhibition in Athens and he has since had another five solo shows along with numerous group exhibitions. His works are found in the National Gallery of Greece, the National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, the Frissiras Museum and the Kouvoutsakis Art Institute as well as in private collections in Greece, France and Belgium. He resides and works in Athens.
2006 Athens Art Gallery, Athens, Greece 1995 Galerie Flak, Paris, France 1992 Athens Art Gallery, Athens, Greece 1987 Municipal Gallery of Larissa, Greece 1985 Argo Gallery, Athens, Greece 1982 Syllogi Gallery, Athens, Greece
Group Exhibitions (selection)
2013 The 80's Generation - Contemporary Greek Painting from the Sotiris Felios Collection, National Gallery - Alexander Soutzos Museum - Sparta Annex, (Coumantaros Art Gallery), Sparta 2013 Somatographies - Contemporary Greek Painting from the Sotiris Felios Collection, National Gallery - Alexander Soutzos Museum - Nafplion Annex, Nafplion 2012 Ellenico Plurale - Dipinti dalla Collezione Sotiris Felios, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy (curated by Giuliano Serafini) 2012 Between Reality and Fantasy. Works from the Sotiris Felios Collection, Giorgio de Chirico Art Center, Volos, Greece (curated by Irene Orati) 2012 Face to Face - a collector and the artists, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece (curated by Vlassis Frissiras and Christina Sotiropoulou)| 2011 Bodies – Places. Contemporary Greek Painting from the Collection of Anthony & Asia Hadjioannou, Greek Cultural Foundation, Berlin Branch, Germany 2011 Ptolemaida Spring 2011-Figurative Painting, Paleontological and Historical Museum of Ptolemaida, Greece (curated by Tatiana Spinari) 2010 Deconstructing the Canvas, Conceiving the Image, Greek Painters from the Anthony & Asia Hadjioannou Collection, Municipal Cultural Centre of Thessaloniki, Greece (curated by Iris Kritikou) 2010 Contemporary Greek Painting part of the Sotiris Felios Collection, Sismanoglio Megaro, Istanbul, Turkey 2010 Human Measures, CulturalCentre of the Municipality of Athens “Melina”, Greece (curated by Iris Kritikou) 2009 The Perspective Of Time. Pictorial Histories Paintings From The Sotiris Felios Collection, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (curated by Irene Orati) 2009 Greek Colour. Sixteen Contemporary Artists, Greek Ministry of Tourism, Sotheby’s, London (curated by Mariza Kalogeropoulou-Fassianos) 2009 Contemporary Greek Art, Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Australia 2009 Watercolors of the Greek Landscape, Contemporary Balkan Art Gallery, Lemnos, Greece (curated by Iris Kritikou) 2009 It Happened in Athens, Cultural Organization of the City of Athens and ‘Mikri Arktos’ Publishers, Athens, Greece (curated by Iris Kritikou) 2009 Ambassadors of Contemporary Greek Art, Three Generations of Painters, exhibition at the Hellenic Museum, Greek National Tourism Organization, Melbourne, Australia 2008 Athens Printmaking Center. The History of an Atelier, Athens Municipal Gallery, Greece (curated by Nelly Kyriazi) 2008 Aegina and the Painters, Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens ‘Melina’, Greece (curated by Iris Kritikou) 2008 Experiencing Greece: travels through an enchanted landscape, Hellenic House, Ministry of Tourism, Greek National Tourism Organization, Beijing, China (curated by Iris Kritikou) 2008 Greek Art Today 2008. Eight Contemporary Artists, Belgravia Gallery, London, UK (curated by George Stathopoulos) 2007 Aspects of the Figure, Semantics of the Landscape, Antonis & Azia Hadjioannou Collection, Municipal Gallery of Chania, Greece (curated by Iris Kritikou) 2007 Greek Art Today - Twelve Contemporary Artists, Belgravia Gallery, Mayfair, London, UK (curated by George Stathopoulos) 2007 Birthplace, Alpha Trust, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (curated by Iris Kritikou) 2007 ‘Always watching, always wakeful, the eyes of my soul…’, Sketching Dionysios Solomos, Moschandreou Gallery, Messolongi, Greece (curated by Iris Kritikou) 2007 Visual Arts in Greece 2007, Ministry of Culture, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (curated by Haris Kambouridis) 2006 Reflections from Greece, The National Arts Club, New York, USA (curated by Katerina Koskina) 2006 In the Month of Hecatombaeon, Marina Keas Gallery, Kea, Greece (curated by Iris Kritikou) 2005 In Arte Veritas, Ploes XI, Kydoniefs Foundation, Andros, Greece (curated by Athena Schina) 2005 Sacred and Profane. Aspects of Women in Contemporary GreekPainting, Municipal Gallery of Hania, Crete, Greece (curated by Haris Kambouridis) 2005 Ode to Motherhood, Byzantine Museum, Athens, Greece 2005 C.P. Cavafy, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece 2004 In our Image after our Likeness, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece (curated by Marina Chalkia) 2004 Reflections from Greece, Absolute Americana Gallery, St. Augustine, Florida, USA 2004 Agonon Polis, Technopolis-Municipality of Athens, Greece (curated by Athena Schina) 2003-04 The Olympic Spirit and Contemporary Greek Art, traveling exhibition (curated by Peggy Kounenaki) 2003 Pictorial Affinities, Skoufa Gallery, Athens, Greece 2003 New Iconolatry, Kapopoulos Fine Arts, Athens, Greece (curated by Haris Kambouridis) 2002 Anthropography I, Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece 2000 Tins, Piraeus Street Lithography Studio, Athens, Greece (curated by Alexis Veroukas, Niki Nikonanou, Nikos Stefanou) 2001 Figurazione Europea, Galleria Forni, Milan, Italy (curated by Alessandro Riva) 1997 Ten Greek Figurative Painters from the Collection of the Kouvoutsakis Art Institute, Knokke Casino, Galerie Jan de Maere, Belgium and the Thessaloniki Municipal Gallery (curated by Thalia Stefanidou, in conjunction with Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe 1997) 1997 Masters and Students. A Proposal for Reading, Astrolavos Gallery, Athens, Metamorphosis Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece (curated by Manos Stefanidis) 1997 Visual Arts Tribute, Panhellenic Cultural Movement, Technopolis, Municipality of Athens, Greece 1996 Tribute to Periclis Pantazis, Averoff Museum, Metsovo, Greece (curated by Olga Mentzafou-Polyzou) 1996 Homage to Paul Verlaine, French Institute of Piraeus, Gallery 24, Athens, Greece 1992 Europart, Geneva, Switzerland (collaboration with the Athens Gallery) 1991-94 Contemporary Greek Painting. Vlassis Frissiras Collection, Pierides Museum, Glyfada, Greece (1991); Athens Municipal Cultural Center, Athen, Greeces; Municipal Gallery, Rhodes, Greece; Art and Concert Hall, Hydra, Greece (1992); Byzantine Museum, Zante, Greece (1993); Neoria, Hania Crete, Greece; Yeni Tsami and Vellideion Cultural Center, Thessaloniki Port Authority, Thessaloniki, Greece (1994) (curated by Takis Mavrotas) 1990 Vers un Nouvel Humanisme: Jeunes Peintres Grecs à Paris, Espace des Esselières, Paris, France (curated by Marina Lambraki-Plaka) 1988 Painting for a Table, Athens Municipal Gallery, Greece (curated by Manos Stefanidis) 1988 Greek Painting 1968-1988, Musée Royal des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium, organization National Gallery-Alexandros Soutsos Museum 1985 New Greek Painters. Trajectories. Athens Cultural Capital of Europe, Pierides Museum, Greece (curated by Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan & Manos Stefanidis) 1975 Panhellenic Exhibition, Zappeion, Athens, Greece